Does it drive as good as it looks? We finally get to drive the new 2013 Ford Fusion


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We finally get to drive and review the 2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion (and the 2013 Ford Mondeo) looks like the gorgeous love child of a Aston Martin and Jaguar. Or perhaps it resembles a prototype car that’s designed for the spot lights of the Auto Show…a prototype that will never get built. Instead, the 2013 Fusion will be coming to a Ford dealership near you this fall. In this first drive video review we got to spend a few hours in the Fusion in the hills above Malibu and Santa Monica, California.

The 2013 Ford Fusion has grown up from a bit of an afterthought to the most important vehicle in Ford’s fleet. This is one of the few examples of an automaker realizing they have something competitive and making it (much) more so. The Ford Fusion is and has been one of the best sellers in this segment.

There are several variants of the 2013 Ford Fusion. EcoBoost, hybirds and a plug-in hybrid illustrate the diversity and complexity of the Ford Fusion platform. Ford even allowed a six-speed manual transmission option on the base powerplant. Considering the competition from Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Volkswagen (among others) Ford has entrenched itself in the Fusion’s ability to have multiple personalities to take on the best automakers out there.

Of course the question that we wanted to answer is a simple one….does the new 2013 Ford Fusion drive a good as it looks?

Check out this TFLcar first drive review to find out.