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Started out shopping for the Fusion, but saw this car and immediately decided it would be my 60th birthday present to me. Had it a month and a half and it's been a dream to drive. Comfort? I'm a big guy (6'2", 250 lbs) and it's nice and roomy. Driver side feels like a cockpit. Everything's handy, especially the trunk release. I'll nit pick about the ignition switch position because my keys hang down and my knee presses against them, but it's not a real problem. Tried and loved the passenger side comfort. Backseat is roomy and comfortable despite what I read about rear headroom. Performance? Ride is quite smooth. It handles well for a large, heavy car. Great pickup for passing and expressway entering. Quality? As an American car/Ford man I expected quality and got it. Everything's tight and nothing, especially in the interior is flimsy or thin. Never drove a Mercedes or Audi but I'm very satisfied with the quality for the price. Appearance? Love passing windows so I can look at it. Love seeing them on the road, especially since I don't see many. Value for the Money? I'm happy as a dog with two bones. You won't go wrong if you chose this horse.
I was in a debate between this car and a 2010 Acura TL. What ultimately sold me were the extra features that the acura didnt have. The power is good. The brakes not so much but this is addressed by Ford with a $2k performance package. The car is very smooth, even with the 20in wheels. I would prefer more exhaust noise and less induction noise from the turbos...but thats not really a complaint. Navigation works great, touch screen MySync with Sirius has plenty of presets which I like. Seats are very comfortable. Trunk is humongous. 4 golf bags easy. The biggest niggle for me is the location of the cup holders for the front passengers. The door holders you can get a normal bottle of water, but not a fast food cup unless its small. The center cup holder is suited for a medium fast food drink. Anything larger and the shifter hits it. So you are fine until you have to backup. Then you pick up the cup...shift, or do what you need to do, then put the cup back. Plusses...heated and cool 3 stage seats. Rader collision and laser cruise control that adjusts speed based on traffic in front of you. Blind spot monitors and Rear view camera with side collision (on coming traffic) warning. Im not sure if thats the exact name but thats what it does. Also rear power sunshade. Oh and the multicolor select for the interior ambient lighting is way cool. It is a sports sedan...but it is not at the top of the sports sedan food chain. I knew that. It does what I need it to do, and makes me look good doing it.
For a mid-size car, it is roomy in the rear which allows those with long legs a comfortable ride. Although it is not a "muscle car" it has plenty of get up and go and can hold its own against similar vehicles when it comes to acceleration. Gas mileage is decent and when traveling on long trips it offers a comfortable ride.