Based on Ford Fusion S I4
The Fusion is one of the few midsize sedans to offer all-wheel drive. Buyers have a choice of S, SE and SEL trim levels; there are also the related Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ for folks of differing tastes. The Fusion's competition includes the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Chevrolet Mali... Read Full Report
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Editor's note: This review was written in February 2008 about the 2008 Ford Fusion. This year's Fusion gains an optional electronic stability system, whose absence in 2008 put the car at a competitive safety disadvantage. To see what else is new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Three years have passed since the Ford Fusion a... Read full review for the 2009 Ford Fusion
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I am 79 years old and have owned Ford Auto's all my life.I bought my new 2009 Ford Fusion in May 2009.I must say,that Ford motor company has a winner in this Vehicle.It is the S model,with 4 cyl 2.3 e... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.