Used Ford Fusion (2002 - 2012) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013
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The Ford Fusion is based on the Fiesta but aims to offer a more practical car with some SUV-like styling. It has taller sides than a Fiesta and a higher set driving position, though this is no lofty 4x4.

3 out of 5

Comfort

Ford Fusion comfort levels are fairly high. Improving on the Fiesta’s generous interior space and increased headroom, the Fusion is tall on the outside, big on the inside and the upright seating position creates extra legroom in the front and back. The seats are also firm and supportive, ensuring that lengthy journeys aren’t too much of a chore – although taller drivers may find it a little cramped for long distance driving.

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

You won’t have many complaints about Ford Fusion practicality. If you need a lot of space then the Fusion is a good choice. It doesn’t look particularly elegant – inside or out – but it certainly does the job well. With a big boot, large cabin and split-folding rear seats, the Fusion can store an impressive load of more than 1000 litres, further helped by the flat-folding front passenger seat, which enables the stowage of longer items.

However it lacks any clever flat-folding rear seating system and isn't as versatile as other small but spacious cars like the Honda Jazz.

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How does the boot space compare?

353 litres
Ford Fusion (02-12)
337 litres
240 litres
198 litres
3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The upright seating position is great for easy access, as well as giving a better driving posture and added space for rear passengers. Visibility is excellent, and the large door mirrors give a good view back. However the rear window is a little small due to the Fusion’s slightly tapered cabin design. Surprisingly the optional roof-folding DVD player does not hamper rear visibility thanks to the car’s high roof.

The matt-finished dashboard is neatly styled, looking durable enough to resist scratches and daily wear-and-tear, but it does look a little dated and low budget.