Ford Fusion Plus 1.6 TDCi 5dr review

Chunky-looking Fusion is different take on Ford's Fiesta

Aug 2006

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Overall rating

4 out of 5 stars


  • Mild facelift adds some much needed character
  • Entertaining driving experience and warbling exhaust note
  • For a supermini, the cabin is big enough to accommodate a small family
  • Revamp has boosted quality of materials used inside and outside the cabin


  • For all the car's good points, steering feel is lacking
  • Selecting even some of the new gadgets offered puts the Fusion's price in a class above
  • Although cabin quality has improved, there's still too much black plastic on show
  • Ford's promotional efforts have failed to get the Fusion accepted by trendy urbanites – despite its chunky, 4x4-inspired looks