While my car was in getting it’s airbag fixed the other day (I guess an airbag is important) my loaner car was a Ford Fusion and it’s quite a nice car. The outside looks pretty slick. Nothing to amazing or odd so that’s good. Inside it was well designed and very driver friendly.
Behind the wheel, most dashboard lights were hidden and it was a clean, minimal feel. This is the first thing that caught my eye and something that really stuck with me. For some reason, it was just relaxing.
The radio area had a 6 disk CD changer but sadly no iPod input. Maybe you have to pay more for that. There were radio controls on the steering wheel too which are quite convenient. Around the radio was a nice pattern that seemed to fit well with the car. The radio even had a button for mute so you can talk on your cell. Not that anyone would ever talk on their cell and dive as that’s unsafe. 😉 Sad part about the radio was that it didn’t go down to 87.5 where my iTrip works the best.
In the doors there were what looked like extra cup holders making a total of 4 up front. You can never have enough cup holders. The drivers seat was all electronic and I was able to do more adjusting that I thought I ever would need. The car also told you things like miles, trip miles, other trip miles, miles to empty and gas millage. That was kinda sad as it showed only 23 mpg. But an average of 31 mpg so go figure.
Overall, the car handled well, looked great and had an interior that not only looked good, but was driver friendly. I’d definitely take a look at this one if I were buying a car anytime soon. Granted, most items in the Fusion are probably in most cars now but my Focus doesn’t have all that fancy stuff and now I’m a bit jealous.