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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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43 reader reviews for Ford Fusion Hatchback.
  • 1.6 16v 3 5dr

    Sue Meehan , Hertfordshire . Date: 12/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned and driven my Ford Fusion for 18 months. I don't take to change easily and I'm not a great lover of driving. I can only say I wish I had bought one sooner. I had driven a Ford Fiesta for 11 years and I did not realise that in a car such as the Fusion I could see much better and this has made me a confident driver. I am short (5'2")and the view is superb. The seat is comfortable, even on a long trip. The stereo is superb quality. The boot is very roomy and being very square means it will take bulky loads I would have struggled to put in my husband's Mazda 6. I have the 1.6 automatic and the engine is pokey and responsive and you can put your toe down in the knowledge that it will go with ease, when required.The turning circle is good and I can manouevre it into parking spaces easily. The fuel costs seem fine to me and I get about 330 miles out of a tank. The front heated windscreen is the greatest and when it's icy it is so quick to defrost, quicker than scraping for sure. Can't say much against this really. I don't care about looks but in black with the tinted rear windows it looks great to me. Big thumbs up

  • 1.6 16v 3 5dr

    Sean Higgins , Surrey . Date: 19/01/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I know the Fusion looks like an OAP's car and i am a little embarrased about owning one but i just do not agree with the reviews.

    The fusion is far cheaper than a fiesta (if bought second hand) has far more space including boot room....and i need that boot space. It handles motorway driving easily, (1.4 engine) is comfortable to drive and drives perfectly well around town and country roads.

    If you want space in a small car, good value and a good quality drive and you dont mind its looks then it is an excellent car.

    Now the downsides might be running costs. Small problems have occurred such as coolant pipe splitting, distributor failing, car seat adjustment bar snapping. But it has done 85K of hard driving and all the important parts seem strong.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    michael harper , . Date: 18/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      56.5

    My car

    Read so many negative reviews,wasnt too sure about buying a Ford Fusion,but I needeed a small economical estate car,and had a test drive in the 1.4 tdci,which I found to be noisy and slow.Then tried the 1.6tdci,and what a difference!Fast,quiet,and so much better in all respects,I decided to buy one,and found a pre-registered 2010 1.6tdci with just 16 miles on the clock.On the 200 mile drive back home,the computer was showing 60.5 mpg at around 60-65 mph!Have now got almost 800 miles on the clock,mainly town driving,and it is averaging 56.5 mpg,which goes up to over 60mpg on the motorway.I think this is just fantastic,and am confident that with a few thousand miles more on the clock,will get near to 70mpg!I cannot really understand the negative reviews,it is a very roomy car,fantastic economy,a great view of the road,and is quiet.Yes it does lean a bit when cornering,but not too bad,just ease off the gas a bit,and its ok.If it is a problem for anyone,surely they should have found that out when they test drove the car,and not bought it! The only real niggle for me,is the need to use the key to open the boot,but I am getting used to that now.All in all,very satisfied with it so far,id just advise anyone thinking of getting one,opt for the 1.6tdci and ignore the smaller engined car

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    stephen Noyce , . Date: 15/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    At 6’4” like head room and firm but comfortable upright seats but had to make sure car did NOT come with optional radio control stalk on steering column which would foul knees. Dashboard is uncomplicated and easy to use but was replaced in first few months on warranty due to a minor display fault. Economical and small but practical: nice fold down driver’s arm rest, fold flat front seat good for 5’ long keyboard! Irritations: rear view mirror at eye height so obscures road view, relatively high level of engine noise in cabin around town for a new car, brakes not particularly powerful (compared to my old citroen xantia), no cruise control available. Around town about 45-50mpg, 60mpg at constant 65mph, 67mpg at constant 60mph. Pulls very well from moderate speeds. Like unique outside styling – I don’t like the replacement Ford B-max coming soon. Optional reversing sensors useful – stopped me going into an undetected concrete bollard! My step-Dad with bad hip likes the high seats. Also tested Kia Soul (close second), Nissan Note and Skoda Yeti.

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