TO THE POINTWhat’s New? The 2006 Ford Fusion is an all-new mid-sized sedan based on the Mazda6 platform. Selling Points: Low price, terrific interior qualities, intriguing styling, solid road manners Deal Breakers: Standard features don’t measure up to some of its competitors, slightly under powered. Our Advice: Take a good and serious look, but be sure to compare with the Hyundai Sonata and others.
The easy part is over.
At first blush that may seem funny, but it’s true: bringing the new 2006 Ford Fusion sedan to market was the easy part of a long journey Ford hopes to make from sedan- selling afterthought to viable challenger. And while the engineers, designers, marketers and bean counters huddled in the hallways of Dearborn, Michigan would hardly characterize years of hard labor and millions of dollars spent as easy, it is – when compared to what’s next: Convincing the American masses that Ford now has what it has lacked for nigh-on 10 years or more – a serious, import-chomping mid-sized sedan.
Consumers who get behind the wheel and take a test drive will discover that the 2006 Ford Fusion is a nice-driving, comfortable and stylish sedan.