We Drive The New Ford Fusion

By Blake Z. Rong | September 26, 2012
Have you driven a Ford lately? Maybe. Have you driven a Ford that looks as good as this lately? We have: the 2013 Ford Fusion, which is possibly the best-looking new Ford since the 1964 Thunderbird Landau Convertible. The new Fusion is as far removed from the old one as a Tupolev TU-144 is from the Wright Flyer. Underneath that new exterior (from the same designer that did the first Focus, the legendary Ford GT, and speaking of which, the last, retro Thunderbird) is an entirely new structure that will be good enough to be shared with Europe. Or is it the other way around? So not to give away too much—you'll just have to read the review—but it doesn't drive like a dog who's just hit its funny bone. Some niggles abound—the odious MyFord Touch rears its ugly head, and the dashboard is sufficiently un-razzle-dazzly as other cars—but the Fusion is definitely going to be one of the top cars for consumers to watch out for this year.
This year is an exciting one for the midsize segment, which has never thrived on its excitement. But after hearing us go on and on about the 2013 Honda Accord, may we offer an alternative?