My Week Driving A Ford Fusion Hybrid: A Review

CarI just returned the the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid I've been driving for the past week. Ford gave me the car for a no-strings-attached seven days and I drove it to Lake Huron and back. I wasn't told to write a positive review or a review at all, they just told me to have fun and try and bring it back in one piece.

It was a lot of fun. It drives wonderfully and has all these extras I hadn't experienced before. When something is in my blind spot, there's an indicator light on the mirror. When I reverse, a camera shows me what's behind me and there's a beep if someone or something is approaching from the right or left. There are visual rewards for conserving energy by way of leaves that grow on the dashboard. It's pretty cool.

The Fusion had Sync technology, so I hooked up my iPod Touch and my Blackberry via Bluetooth. That feature, along with the Sirius satellite radio, will be the hardest to let go. I need me a sweet sound system!

The only negative to report is the lack of storage space. I prefer smaller cars, and I understand this is one of the sacrifices, but packing for a camping trip with two kids was quite the challenge. It's a good thing I left my wife at home.

I sincerely could see myself in a Fusion Hybrid. It's my kind of car.

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Argie

Why would Ford lend you a car for free? You're not an automobile writer are you?

Just asking.

August 24, 2009 @ 4:31 PM

Toronto Mike

I don't think Ford exclusively seeks automobile writers. They sought me out last year when they gave me a Focus to drive for 10 days.

I think it's smart marketing. Give authors / publishers the car and let them write what they wish about it. If the product is good, the reviews will be positive.

August 24, 2009 @ 4:48 PM

Toronto Mike

Oh yeah, the best part about the Fusion?

Fuel Economy (litres/100 km): 4.6 city/5.4 highway; regular gas

Unreal. I drove it for a 6-hour round trip, all around the city and barely cleared a half a tank.

August 24, 2009 @ 5:08 PM

Andrew

Mike...
the colour suits your eyes too... LOL

can't say much... you know why... heh

cheers

August 24, 2009 @ 5:52 PM

brad

focus or fusion?

August 24, 2009 @ 8:11 PM

Mike from Lowville

Ford has been doing this for years. The new Fiesta was brought in from Germany and 100's of lucky ordinary people got to drive one for a week. Great marketing by the soon to be number one domestic automaker.

August 25, 2009 @ 7:19 AM

Argie

"number one domestic automaker"
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That's like having the title of "World's Tallest Midget".

As long as Ford uses unionized workers, I aint buying one.

August 25, 2009 @ 8:51 AM


Mike from Lowville

@Argie

....your loss. Some people can't see the forest for the trees.

Your beloved Honda workers are Unionized in their home country as is Toyota, as is KIA, Hyundai, etc, etc.....

August 25, 2009 @ 11:44 AM

Sean Collier

I wouldn't not buy a Fusion because Ford uses union workers. I wouldn't buy a Fusion because they are made in Mexico. I love Mexico as much as anyone but I would rather buy a car made in Canada by G.M. Chrysler, Honda or Toyota!!

By the way, Argie if you are so against unions then stay out of our liquor and beer stores, schools and hospitals. Of course you won't be able to get there in the winter anyway because you can stay off our Union plowed streets as well. Oh and you can quit using our union generated hydro too!!!!!

November 5, 2009 @ 8:50 AM

Neville A. Ross

Also quit using our unionized public transit.

February 26, 2010 @ 2:25 AM

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