December 22, 2018
My wife and I lease cars for three year terms and have gone through many as I view these as just something that gets me to work. As long as it's reliable, I didn't really have much criteria for what car I got.
That said, I just got the new Ford Fusion Hybrid and am very impressed with all of the features that it's packed with! Although many of the features aren't new, I have to admit that they are new to me. For instance, keyless door locks, keyless ignition, a rotary dial for the transmission which saves space from the usual handle, traffic warning lights on the side mirrors, heated seats, iPhone integration, etc...
One of the new features (again, for me) that got my attention is the center of the road guidance that gently guides you if you start to drift from the center of the road. It's nice to know that it's there for those mind-numbing long drives.
As far as driving the car goes, it has smooth acceleration with good traffic merge power, excellent handling, and lots of seat adjustment options.
Braking action feels a little different from what I'm used to. I'm not sure if it has to do with the regenerative braking system, but I do notice the change in feel. It's not bad, just something for me to get used to.
The bar has been raised for my expectations and required feature-sets for and subsequent cars that I get from now on. Great job, Ford!