Reader Review of the Week: 2012 Ford Fusion

Reader Review

Lowell from Niagara Falls, N.Y., is a new owner of a 2012 Ford Fusion. After looking for a replacement for his 2001 Mercury Sable wagon, Lowell considered several Ford vehicles — including the Escape and Focus — but settled on the Fusion because of its quiet and comfortable ride. This reader holds out hope that Ford will build a proper station wagon one day, however. Continue reading the full review to find out more. Once you're done, write a review about your own car here.

2012 Ford Fusion
“I originally planned to purchase a 2012 Ford Focus because I need a car that gets good gas mileage. I was skeptical of the quirky PowerShift automatic transmission and didn't like the radical 'tuner' design of the 2012 Focus, so I test-drove the Fusion instead. I really needed another station wagon to replace my 2001 Mercury Sable, but alas, Ford no longer makes a practical, economical wagon. (I asked about importing a European-spec Focus wagon, and the dealer laughed.)

“The Escape has dismal gas mileage and a poor safety rating, so I bought the Fusion. I am very pleased with my choice. My only complaint is that a car with a trunk doesn't hold nearly as much as the 'greenhouse' area of a wagon. However, I am enjoying a very comfortable, quiet ride and unexpectedly good gas mileage that matches our 2001 Ford Focus. The Fusion feels substantial and is easy to drive, although I won't be able to load it up at Home Depot like I did with the Sable wagon. Someday, station wagons just might return.”

By Colin Bird | December 29, 2011 | Comments (5)



So, he rated the importance of buying a Ford over the importance of having a station wagon. I'm just not sure the reviewer is aware that other auto manufacturers make station wagons.


What about the Flex? I have one, and it's the nicest car I have owned. Granted mine has almost all of the options, which drives the cost up. But it'a a true 355hp wagon with 4WD, Sync, etc

A good friend has just ordered an ECO-Boost Flex. Can't wait to hear what he thinks.


A flex, even used is typically in a whole other price bracket. We had a an '06 and '10 Fusion and loved them both with the '10 averaging around 27 mpg mostly city. My wife and I both truly loved our Fusion until that deer spotted it going about 72 mph :(


I purchased a spanking new 2012 Ford Fusion back on black friday November 2011. I was so excited since my original car was 17 yrs old and due to be replaced. I'v been driving my new fusion and am dissapointed with the model. First of all I added a spoiler on the back trunck and it inhibits my view how close I am to the rear car. Then the front seats have a head rest that also impairs my side views. The 4 cylinder was also a mistake for it had no pick up. With gas prices constantly increasing I feel like this was not the ideal car for me. I regret purchasing a ford fusion even though I am fond of Mike Rowe the spokes person and that he could of sold me anything because of his integrity. I wish I could go back and get maybe a ford fiesta it mite suit me better.

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