ABS available, standard from 2009. Side and head protection air bags available, standard from 2007. ESC available in 2009, standard from 2010.
In a class generally known for bland styling and a lack of driving excitement, the Fusion is a breath of fresh air with a stylish, fun to drive demeanor. That doesn't mean it's free of certain quirks that can erode one's enthusiasm. The Fusion looks upscale and stylish, and it handles like a really good European sports sedan. No matter which version you choose, it impresses with a composed, civilized ride that's as good as luxury cars costing twice as much. The cabin is also blessedly quiet.
The Fusion ranks among the best-handling midsized sedans we've tested, making it rewarding and fun to drive. And the Hybrid model posted among the best fuel economy we've measured in a midsized sedan: 39 mpg overall. A plug-in Energi version is also available.