2007 Ford Fusion Review
This review was written when the 2007 Ford Fusion was new.
The Fusion is seen by most reviewers as a well-styled family car with a roomy, well-made interior, a pleasant ride, and good road manners. However, if you're in the market for an affordable mid-size car, you should also consider the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
The 2007 Ford Fusion is seen by most auto reviewers as being well-styled, comfortable, and spacious for its class, with a competent ride and good road manners. The Fusion is a car that does many things well, but few things exceptionally. Thesays, "It has a well-rounded adequacy about it, a wholesome middle-ness, a pleasant sense of expectations met."
Summing up the view expressed by a majority of critics, Car and Driver observes, "It looks great from the outside, good on the inside, and its performance is on par with the competition," but adds, "Aside from its looks, the Fusion offers no standout qualities that will bring Camry and Accord drivers into Ford showrooms." Nonetheless, the Fusion's balance of performance, style, and comfort wins mostly high marks from reviewers. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman says, "It's taken a while. But once again, Ford has a winning sedan."
Consumer Guide gives the Fusion its "recommended" rating, and Edmunds points out, "While it's true that peers like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry offer more overall polish, it's important to keep in mind that none can match the Fusion's bargain price tag." Kelley Blue Book, noting that the "Fusion borrows much of its chassis and drivetrain from its Japanese cousin, the Mazda6," claims, "It is the merging of American styling and Japanese hardware that makes the Fusion such a terrific value." IntelliChoice gives the base Fusion a rating of "average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.