The 4-door 2010 Ford Fusion adds two new trims at opposite ends of the performance/economy spectrum. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 41/36 mpg city/highway while the Fusion Sport comes equipped with a 3.5L V6 producing 263 hp and available all-wheel drive. Exterior changes include a revised front fascia with new grille, headlamps and larger fog-lamp openings to give the 2010 Fusion a more aggressive look, while also providing aerodynamic improvements to boost fuel economy. Base models receive a new 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces 15 hp more than the outgoing 2.3L while also getting better gas mileage. EPA-estimated figures for the 2.5L engine are 23 city/34 hwy mpg for the automatic. The 2010 Ford Fusion also boasts an all 6-speed transmission lineup, apart from the CVT in the hybrid. The Ford and Microsoft developed SYNC system has been upgraded to provide automatic 911 dialing upon airbag deployment and custom Vehicle Health Reports.Read more Read less
For 2010, the Ford Fusion gets freshened styling, as well as a host of powertrain improvements and additions. A 3-bar grille and more angular headlamps have been added to the nose and an aggressive-looking front lower air intake is also now fitted, with large fog lamps mounted to either side. All engines receive a boost in power, and the 3.0-liter V6 is now capable of running on E85 fuel. A new Fusion Sport is available, featuring a 263-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, and a gas/electric hybrid makes its debut this year, featuring a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with an electric motor. A 6-speed manual and automatic are now available, up from only five speeds in 2009, and a new blind spot alert system is available.
Excellent value; edgy styling; powerful selection of engines; available hybrid powertrain; optional all-wheel drive
Ford's Fusion offers a lot of bang for the buck in a midsize car, and with a wide variety of engine options, available all-wheel drive, a new Sport version, and a new hybrid system, it's a strong contender in a field led by the Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry.