Car Review of the 2010 Ford Fusion Sedan

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The Ford Fusion is a mid-size Sedan and was first released by Ford Motor Company in 2006. The Fusion replaced the Ford Taurus which was being phased out at the time. The Ford Fusion is a mid-size car positioned between the compact Ford Focus and the full sized Ford Taurus. The 2010 Ford Fusion has earned the prestigious title of 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Also, the all new 2010 Ford Fusion, most fuel-efficient midsize car in North America has earned the 2010 "Top Safety Pick" by the Highway Institute for Highway Safety. A review of the 2010 Ford Fusion follows and will include Features, Specs, Safety and Pricing information.

2010 Ford Fusion: "Green" Features

-Fuel economy on the Automatic Ford Fusion S Model is estimated at 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, with Fusion's hybrid model achieving up to 47 Mpg.

-Flex fuel capability with the V6

-2.5L Duratec I-4 engine

-eco friendly seating (made from bio based foam derived from plant seeds)

-Standard is the Easy Fuel cap less fuel filler allows the gas nozzle to be simply inserted with no screw cap needed. It automatically seals after the nozzle is removed in turn releasing less evaporative emissions being released in the environment.

2010 Ford Fusion: TechnologyFeatures

-SYNC in car connectivity system is standard in Focus SES and SEL, and optional in SE model. SYNC allows easy operation of MP3 players and Bluetooth enable phones with simple voice commands. The SYNC system also offers safety in that it will connect you with 911 through your paired mobile phone if in an accident and the air bag is deployed.

-High performance stereo system is standard in all models

-6 month introductory Sirius Satellite Radio subscription standard in SE, SES, and SEL model.

-Ambient Lighting standard in SES and SEL models

-MyKey technology is standard on all Ford Fusion models. You can program keys to encourage safety belt use, limit speed, and mute the stereo system until seat belts are in place.

2010 Ford Fusion: Design Features

Upscale interior, suspension and acoustical components which provide a quiet riding environment

-sleek, styled look with a sculpted rear

-Optional New Appearance Package includes 15" alloy wheels, fog lamps, and deck lid spoiler

2010 Ford Fusion: Safety Features

AdvanceTrac ESC Anti-Lock Brakes are standard in all models of the Fusion

-Tire pressure monitoring system for your safety

-6 standard airbags and a reinforced steel safety cage for extra protection if in an accident

2010 Ford Fusion: All Specifications are available at 2010 Ford Fusion Specifications

2010 Ford Fusion Prices

7 Ford Fusion models: ranging from $19,695 MSRP to $27,950 for the Fusion Hybrid model which is the most expensive model

2010 Ford Fusion: Who is it suited for?

For all of the safety features, fuel economy, and reliable past, the mid-size Ford Fusion Sedan would meet the needs of a 4 person family nicely. It is reasonably priced for all of its features. Seating 5 comfortably limits this model for families with more than 2 children. Also a nice fit for the 2010 Ford Fusion would be a single person perhaps with their first career job and making in the $30k salary range. Recommended are also pre-owned Ford Fusion Models for the college students who need a safe, reliable and an affordable car.

Sources:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fusion/

2010 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid – First Drive

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