Most Dependable Midsize Car
Ford Fusion was ranked as the most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates in a 2011 Study. Owners are also very happy with their car. According to Ford, 417 out of 427 customers recommend it. That is more than 97%.
You should not expect anything less from the 2012 model. With MSRP starting at $19,850, you are likely to get good value for your money. Ford claims that the quality is better than Toyota Camry, and as good as Honda Accord.
Many reviewers also rate Ford Fusion very high. They say that the 2012 Ford Fusion is practical, fun to drive, and has a high-quality interior.
All of this makes Ford Fusion a top choice among affordable midsize cars. No coincidence that Fusion is Ford’s bestselling U.S. car.
Unchanged from Last Year
The 2012 model is mostly unchanged from last year. You have a choice of three engines: a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V6 and 3.5-liter V6.
The interior offers plenty of optional tech features, as well as a low-key design with upscale materials.
Safety is high. The Fusion comes standard with driver and passenger front airbags, front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In the event of an accident, the Fusion’s SOS post-crash system activates, which flashes the hazard lights and sounds the horn.
At the same time, the 2012 model is at the end of this product cycle. The 2013 Ford Fusion is in line for a full redesign with a new body and added technology. If you still like to have a look at the 2012, this might open up some good deals the closer you get to the introduction of the 2013 model.