- Tight handling
- Good looks
- Available all-wheel drive
- Cutting-edge entertainment systems
- No manual V-6 option
- Fuel economy lags behind class leaders
- No stability control at all
If great handling and good looks are your first consideration, the 2008 Ford Fusion's a great choice. But there are more fuel-efficient, more roomy sedans for families.
We researched full road tests from a wide range of respected Web sites, to declare that the 2008 Ford Fusion's a good choice in the mid-size sedan category--with a few reservations. We also tested the Ford car and compared our observations, to offer our expert opinion along with those recommendations.
There's plenty to like about the 2008 Ford Fusion. It shares its mid-size platform with the Mazda6, but it's a very different looking machine. It also gets a distinct interior, and a slightly narrower range of transmission choices. It comes with front- or all-wheel drive, four- and six-cylinder engines, and manual and automatic gearboxes.
It's still one of the better-handling family sedans on the market, and one of the better-looking ones from Ford. Car shoppers should note its fuel economy isn't as good as some family four-doors with better interior room, and the V-6 version doesn't offer a manual shifter option.