Fusion 2.0 EcoBoost Titanium
The Ford Fusion 2.0L Turbocharged EcoBoost Auto is quite a car.
While I was testing the Fusion many people thought it was a Jag. It does look somewhat like a Jaguar. It even acts a bit like one. I took it down to the Knysna Oyster Festival and loaded my MTB and all our stuff in the boot, with space to spare. The cabin is roomy and very well appointed and equipped. A pleasant place to spend some time. Speaking of which, spending time in the highly adjustable seats is a real pleasure.
The car we tested came with the Trend Driver Assistance pack and Trend Option pack (around R30k together). These make it a real luxury car to match anything the other Europeans can throw at it and well worth it. From park assist, to lane control and adaptive cruise control to automatic headlights and wipers, its all there.
Fusion has a superb Sony sound and infotainment centre which works like a charm.
Space. A big boot, plenty of rear leg room and room for your elbows means you have space to spare.
She cruises effortlessly at 120km/h.
The Fusion can be quite docile but put your foot down and you unleash a bit of a beast. Performance and road holding is excellent. This is a car meant to be driven for pleasure. Fun for the family man.
Fuel consumption is very good for this size car, but is good full stop. I got just under 8 litre/100km average but under 7L/100km on the open road.
This car loves the open road. It has a premium solid feel about it.
The basic price of the car we tested is R369 900, but is R400k as tested. Still a bargain in this category. Fusion pricing starts at R349 900 and tops off at R473 100.
I fell in love with the Fusion. The quality and character may surprise you, its that good. It has been nominated for the 2015/16 COTY awards and rightly so. It may even win.
Word has it in the market that Ford resale values are amongst the highest at present and compares to Toyota resale values.
Also check out the VW CC or Passat, Mazda6, Hoda Accord or Hyundai Sonata. You may also want to look at the BMW 3 series, which is smaller than the Fusion.
Warranty is 4 years or 120 000km and the service plan is for 4 years or 80 000km