Friday, March 30, 2012

The Average Man’s Aston

Ok so it’s not an Aston at all, but with a front end that looks somewhat similar to a DB9 it seems like Ford borrowed some styling cues from their previously owned company when designing the 2013 Ford Fusion.

Aston Martin DB9

2013 Ford Fusion

Aston or not it’s hard to deny that this is a fine looking car. Ford designers say their goal when creating the new Fusion was to make something that stood out among all the Camry’s, Accord’s, and Sonata’s out there. I’d say they accomplished that. The new Fusion is set to go on sale this summer and will be available in a plethora of different engine and powertrain options.
The pure petrol Fusion will be available with 3 different engines which include a 170 hp 2.5 liter four cylinder, a 179 hp 1.6 liter turbo four cylinder, and a 237 hp 2.0 liter EcoBoost four cylinder. All will be fitted with 6 gear automatic transmissions with the exception of the 1.6 liter turbo four which will be available in either 6 speed auto or manual.  Ford plans to one-up the competition with their hybrid version of the Fusion which will have a new 2.0 liter four accompanied by an electric motor which will supposedly accomplish 47/44 mpg city/highway.  And last but not least they’ll be releasing a 100% plug in version which is predicted at over 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). Ford claims the new Fusion will drive well too saying it will “please a well-seasoned enthusiast” with its electric steering, strut front suspension, and multilink rear suspension. So what do you guys think? Would you take the Aston-esque Fusion over its foreign competitors? Personally I’d still rather have the 2.0 Turbo Sonata, but that’s just me.


  1. I have a Hyundai Sonata (2.4L SE with 200hp)and couldn't be happier. While I agree the new Fusion is a gorgeous car from the front and rear (not feeling the side profile) I think the Sonata is a car that is beautiful from all angles and that's a rare feat for any auto manufacturer to accomplish in my opinion. The updates aren't enough for me to pull the trigger if i was looking for a replacement for my Sonata. I believe the Sonata is that good at this moment. Even with one of their various 4 cylinder models getting 37 mpg, my Sonata has an EPA of 35 mpg and I get mid 37 mpg easily in this car. Only way I would consider a Fusion would be for the plug-in hybrid and if there's a decent tax credit to the vehicle. By the time that comes around I'm sure Hyundai will have a non-hybrid Sonata that will be kissing 40 mpg. Also let's not forget the Sonata is considered a full size car by the EPA because of interior volume size. Just an exquisite car but the Fusion is making major strides in the right direction that I can see it being the 2013 car of the year on some automotive distinction.

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