The Fusion driver sits higher than in the Fiesta. While that’s not to all tastes, it makes getting in and out easier, and the wide expanse of glass gives an excellent view out. The steering wheel adjusts for height only and there’s limited seat-height travel, however; plus, while the dash is well laid out, the centre console on top-spec models has too many fiddly buttons.
Ford Fusion Hatchback space & practicality
There’s good space for four adults in the Fusion’s cabin, but it offers little extra practicality over the Fiesta. Admittedly the boot is bigger and easier to load, but the car’s split rear seats don’t do anything particularly clever, while oddment storage is also limited.
Ford Fusion Hatchback equipment
There are just two models in the Fusion range, with 1.4-litre cars coming with Zetec trim and Titanium trim on the 1.6. models. All of them have air-conditioning, electrically operated door mirrors, a heated windscreen, power steering and central locking, and we think that Zetec is best trim to buy – the less you spend on a Fusion the better. However, if you want an adjustable driver’s seat, automatic wipers, an alarm, alloy wheels and a better stereo, you’ll need to step up to Titanium.