Every time I drive a Fusion, I walk away rather impressed. This Sport model is as engaging to drive as any V-6, mid-size sedan and looks nice to boot. Although others in the office disagree, I personally like the mélange of textures inside, including the blue trim, which is in fact special soft-touch paint (I hear that it isn't as durable as Ford had hoped, however).
If you're really in the market for a fun-to-drive Fusion, though, save some cash and get the four-cylinder, six-speed-manual model. I briefly took one around a track at Ford's proving grounds and found it quite fun.
Now, when do we get the Ecoboost-powered Fusion SHO?
David Zenlea, Assistant Editor