Given that the Fusion costs around about as much as an equivalent Fiesta, it doesn’t give you a lot for the money – even with the large discounts on offer. Not only are the resale values relatively weak, the engines’ fuel economy is disappointing – neither averages much more than 40mpg – and costs for road tax and insurance are on the high side.
Ford Fusion Hatchback quality & reliability
The interior is very plain and very plasticky, but it feels as if it will stand up to a hard life. However, it's not the same story everywhere: in the 2010 JD Power survey, the Fusion was rated as below average for its reliability and interior quality, with a large number of mechanical problems reported.
Ford Fusion Hatchback safety & security
The Fusion scored four stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and all models come with front airbags – but that’s pretty much it. To get side- and curtain airbags and stability control, you need to buy them all in a pack that adds a hefty £700 to the price of either model. Deadlocks and an immobiliser are provided across the board, but only the top Titanium trim gets an alarm.