By David Thomas on Wed Oct 25 20:25:06 GMT-06:00 2006
Ford just announced the starting price for the new all-wheel-drive Fusion sedan: $23,430, including destination. The new Fusion arrives at dealers this week in V-6 SE ($23,430) and SEL ($24,525) trims. Ford is touting the all-wheel-drive models as less expensive than both the V-6 equipped Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, both of which cost about $500 more than the Fusion and neither of which come with all-wheel drive.
Consumer demand for all-wheel-drive vehicles is growing, especially in cold-weather states, and the competitive pricing should help attract more customers to the Fusion. The Subaru Legacy sedan also features all-wheel drive standard, and starts in the low-$20,000 range.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David