What is there to say about the 2012 Ford Fusion Sedan that hasn't already been said. Since its debut, it has been a popular pick, and that still remains in this model year. It is a vehicle that anyone can get in and enjoy. It's perfect for the single person or someone with an entire family, and the college student or the retiree. It certainly offers something for everyone. Although the styling of the exterior and the simplicity of the interior has much to be desired, the vehicle does make up for these downfalls in other ways. That being said, if you love the ride, but aren't keen on how the vehicle looks like a classic sedan, you will want to opt for the Sport model that gives the car a little more personality with a rear spoiler, ground effects and sportier wheels.
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The 2012 Ford Fusion Sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 175 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. It achieves zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds and returns 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The SE and SEL are powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which boasts 240 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque and achieves 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Of course, the Sport trim is a top pick; not only does it change the appearance, it gives drivers a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can achieve a brisk zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, thanks to 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque.
The ride is polished in the Fusion. The four-wheel independent suspension gives all passengers a smooth ride and bumps and holes in the road are absorbed like a sponge. It handles precisely, shifts nicely and corners without body roll. It's hard to not to be inspired to take a long road trip every time you slip behind the wheel. Of course, with such great fuel-economy, you don't have to think twice about jumping in the car and taking a long drive on those weekend mornings.
Safety was a main concern when creating the 2012 Ford Fusion Sedan. It was granted the highest possible rating for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. However, it does take an average of 130 feet to come to a complete stop from 60 mph, which is a little further some of the competition. The vehicle is packed full of safety features, including extremely thoughtful ones, such as tire pressuring monitoring and a post collision safety system.