Superb car in every single way!
August 18, 2018
If you are looking to get a Ford Fusion SE, there is no way you can go wrong. With styling that was inspired by Aston Martin, to its easy, comfortable, and reliable drive that will get you anywhere in comfort. I personally cannot recommend anything with this combination of styling and usability.
To be completely honest though... The one place, and the only place, that I felt may disappoint is performance. Though, when I say performance I am not talking cornering or the turning circle, those are both great, it doesn't struggle there, well, unless you took it to the track, then you would have an issue. Anyway, the performance issue I am talking about is the acceleration. I have the largest engine in the 2014 model year and I still feel like it struggles to get going. Although, when I think about it, I don't think it is the horsepower that is the issue. I'm thinking it is the way Ford set up their automatic gearing. When you need to make a pass and the car has you in 6th gear for cruising, it's nearly impossible to get by them. Granted, if you put your foot down it will slowly get you down to the gear you need, but, when I say slowly, I mean SLOWLY. It's like the car can't decide if you really want to be doing this. Once it makes its way down to the proper gear, I would rank the acceleration as "average," it doesn't disappoint, but, it also doesn't excite.
Overall, it is a great car! No matter how much I bring up the topic of how it struggles to pick up speed, I still absolutely love this car and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good daily driver.