Last week, we had the privilege of reviewing the Ford Fusion for about 6 days. It came at the perfect time since we were planning a trip to Baton Rouge to visit my brother and attend the Texas A&M and LSU football game! Fortunately, only 4 of our 7 family members made the trip to Lousiana, and the Ford Fusion was the perfect fit for us!
I wanted to share some of our favorite things about the vehicle with you!
1. Gas Mileage
Right away, we noticed how great the gas mileage was and how little it cost to fill up the tank. With 37 mpg on the highway, we made great time getting to Louisiana and filled up the tank for a little under $40. That’s a WIN!
2. Space and Comfort
The first leg of our trek was to drop off our youngest with my parents. We knew we had the fit 3 car seat in the backseat in order to do so and I was nervous about how they would fit. I feel like getting three car seats in any sedan is quite the accomplishment and the Ford Fusion passed that test with flying colors.
Once we started on the biggest leg of our trek across the state line, it was clear how comfortable the back seat was.
In addition to our comfort inside the car, I was amazed at how well our belongings fit in the car. Even with only four of us going, we still feel like we have to pack the house when our kids are involved in our travel adventures. Surprisingly, we had plenty of room in the trunk, with extra space, as well!
For a lot of our trip, we had to worry about the weather. With a freezing temperatures and lots of rain, we were concerned.
The travel link in the dash of the Ford Fusion included a radar we kept on the screen, almost constantly. It was great knowing where we would be entering the rain and where we would be getting out of it.
Not only were we able to know where the rain was, but we were pleasantly surprised at how effective the windshield wipers were through it all. It may seem silly to think about effective windshield wipers, but when you’re traveling in somewhat unfamiliar territory with rain beating on the windshield, visibility is key and these wipers definitely did the job!
4. Beauty and Handling
After driving the Ford Fusion, my husband’s first comment was that he couldn’t believe how much it resembled a vehicle of a MUCH higher price tag. “It’s a sharp looking car, inside and out” he said, and he was right!
We both loved the way the Ford Fusion handled on the highway, as well as in the city. The tires really gripped the road and sharp turns were no problem!
My husband and I are both attached to our phones and it was nice to have USB ports for both of our phones. No need to worry about sharing the USB port since two were included in the console of the Ford Fusion.
The blue tooth option was great while driving. Taking necessary calls without having to touch our phone was great, but my favorite was having my incoming text messages read to me throughout the car. If nothing else, it gave us a good laugh, but also kept us feeling safe knowing our actual phone was never a distraction.
Our time with the Ford Fusion was so great! It was nice to take a break from our truck and SUV to remember what it was like in a new car. The Ford Fusion is definitely a great family vehicle or perfect for one person! We loved so many things about this vehicle and this guy’s face says exactly how we all felt about having to give the car back.
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