• BBC9935 avatar BBC9935 Posted: 4/10/2013 2:12pm PDT

    For me, the '13 Fusion is the superior design.

    The '14 Mazda6 is a nice design though, probably the 2nd best looking car in the class.

  • fb_1646402131 avatar Omair Posted: 10/5/2012 7:49am PDT

    They both are good looking cars but fusion design is a mix of above mentioned cars and Mazda is purely made from scratch so I go for 6.

  • fb_100000568035266 avatar Joseph Posted: 9/11/2012 6:47pm PDT

    How can we properly judge when you didn't take the time to make photo side by sides. Hellow! Lazy blogger!

  • fb_71106309 avatar Damien Posted: 9/4/2012 11:43am PDT

    You must be logged in to post your comment.I think that these two cars set a benchmark in design, but I think the Mazda doesn't go far enough, and thats why my choice is the Stunning Fusion.

  • bmcelhose avatar bmcelhose Posted: 9/3/2012 11:36am PDT

    Both designs look very good to me for wide market mid-size cars. The Mazda is elegant but a bit conservative, but the Fusion invokes passion for me. If the Fusion drives as well as it looks, it could be a runaway best seller

  • fb_1123743967 avatar Scott Posted: 9/1/2012 8:26pm PDT

    I have a knock against both cars. The Mazda looks better. Ford is gaining ground when it comes to designing better looking cars overall but for the life of me, I can't explain what happens with Ford when the try to develop the back end of cars - they look hideous and this fusion is no exception. I would go so far as to say Ford took a step back with this new design compared to the previous one. As for the Mazda (and I have owned 9 of them including 2 Sixes), the knock on this design is that the Takeri concept was damn near perfect. Why oh why did Mazda feel they had to soften the appearance by bloating up the head and tail lights from what the Takeri was?? If only I could buy the Takeri with the 2.5 deisel engine that debuted last year.

  • bweeks1 avatar bweeks1 Posted: 9/1/2012 7:45pm PDT

    The 2013 Ford Fusion is my choice! Ford has really outdone themselves!

  • DIRECTOR avatar DIRECTOR Posted: 8/31/2012 9:51am PDT

    MOTOR TREND'S STORY BACK IN THE MARCH ISSUE,SHARED BRITISH EXTERIOR DESIGN CHIEF CHRIS HAMILTON'S COMMENTS ON THE 2013 FUSION AND MONDEO SEDANS : THEY WANTED A SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT LOOKING SEDAN THAT WOULD STAND OUT IN A PARKING LOT FULL OF CAMRACCORDSONALTIMAS..............IT HAS THE TIMELESS CLASSIC BRITISH DESIGN THAT DOES NOT LOOK DATED IN THREE OR FOUR YEARS OR EVEN IN TEN.... GREAT JOB FORD !

  • fb_100000219429891 avatar Rodney Posted: 8/30/2012 4:50pm PDT

    Overall the Mazda is the better design. The Fusion is nice but too heavy looking.

  • fb_100001606571856 avatar Nick Posted: 8/30/2012 12:00pm PDT

    You kidding? The Mazda really outshines this ugly Ford! Mazda's styling is always Cutting Edge, while Ford is... eww... Clunky, Chunky Ford! I'd rather drive a new Chevy Malibu instead of Astin Martin's baby, but Mazda is still the Champ! Zoom Zoom!

  • mss627 avatar mss627 Posted: 8/30/2012 11:45am PDT

    I'm not crazy about either one to be honest. The Fusion's ground effects make it look chubby. I'd give the Mazda a slight edge.

  • fb_1335780556 avatar Chuck Posted: 8/30/2012 11:03am PDT

    For me it's Fusion, but I think the looks of the Fusion will be defused by it's pending ubiquitous-ness. Fusions are in lots of fleets and are bought by everyone and, more importantly, their grandma.

  • fb_1335780556 avatar Chuck Posted: 8/30/2012 11:38am PDT

    Uh, ubiquity was the word I was looking for

  • Viking517 avatar Viking517 Posted: 8/30/2012 10:37am PDT

    Mazda is nice. Really nice! But I am turned off by the but the black-out rear window is a turn-off. It cheapens the design (IMHO).
    The Fusion looks lie a perfectly cohesive, well executed design.

  • Pickboz avatar Pickboz Posted: 8/30/2012 9:22am PDT

    It's à matter of taste, but for me it's the Fusion, because it look elegant and the shape will also give punch to a sport version. This car is a very good balance looking and it's winner! This car will conquer the road and will become the reference in this segment. For goes further and that is just the beginning. All the others have not change enough from their previews chape and it look like they did try to do smelting like the fusion without the originality.

  • fb_100000492748553 avatar fb_100000492748553 Posted: 8/30/2012 4:46am PDT

    The Mazda6 looks better.

    The Ford Fusion isn't bad, and some design elements look very good, but overall its lines are too flat and generic, particularly the horizontal crease along the side. That line combined with the blunt nose and tail make the Fusion seem boxy. (Not to mention hiding door handles in a crease is way overused, and is neither effective nor appealing.)

    The Mazda6 has more flow. It's muscular, dynamic, and aggressive. The front & back ends are fantastically bold, but the design loses something along the doors, sort of a no-man's land between the great front fenders and the tail lights. Its door handles aren't great, either. But I find it more interesting and compelling to look at than the Ford.

  • EVJ4 avatar EVJ4 Posted: 8/29/2012 8:15pm PDT

    Hands down it's the Mazda. Nothing against the Fusion, but it WISHED it looked this good. Iff it did Toyota, Honda, & Nissan would be sweating bullets right now.

  • fb_100000260655541 avatar Balen Posted: 8/29/2012 2:40pm PDT

    fusion looks cooler

  • J.R. avatar J.R. Posted: 8/29/2012 1:20pm PDT

    No contest. Mazda 6 all day every day.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 8/29/2012 12:10pm PDT

    Not even close. Fusion all the way.