What is it like?

Used Ford Fusion Hatchback 2002 - 2012 review

(2002 - 2012)
Ford Fusion Hatchback
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What's the used Ford Fusion estate like?

While the Fiesta is one of the best superminis to drive, it doesn't quite have the practicality of some of its rivals. So you'd think that the Fusion - a taller, more spacious version of the same car, would be just about the perfect supermini, right? Wrong.

The big problem is that although there's more space and a bigger boot, it isn't much more practical than the Fiesta. And, it's substantially more expensive. There's decent room in the back for a couple of adults, but oddment storage is limited and the rear seats aren't removable.

On the other hand, the handling is almost as good as the Fiesta's, despite the Fusion's taller stance. There's a bit more body roll in corners, but it's well contained. The ride is even firmer than the Fiesta's, and because the Fusion is distinctly heavier, performance is a bit more laboured.