By James Bergeron

Photo Gallery:
2010 Ford Fusion

Day 1:

2010 Ford Fusion SEL
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So, this week I’m in a Ford — but not in a Focus, and neither were half the photos I took of the 2010 Ford Fusion, so I had to retake them.

I may have been a little hasty calling the Acura TL “The Grille,” because the Fusion sure has a face to challenge the TL’s. But, although it is nearly as large and imposing, the Fusion’s grille looks good!

Passing by a previous-generation Fusion in the parking lot at work, I did a comparison of the previous front end. The chrome grill is now larger, but the new, more sporty and stylish headlights blend the front fascia into a more cohesive design than the previous model.

2010 Ford Fusion SEL
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Compared to some of the other cars I have been driving lately, this 2010 Ford Fusion looks like a bargain at first glance. My tester is an SEL version, which is priced at $28,799, which includes some very nice luxury features as standard, such as: leather heated seats, automatic climate control, a 3.0L V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, cruise control, power everything and microsoft’s Sync system.

My tester does have a few options, the main one being the “Moon & Tune,” package which adds a power moonroof and AM/FM/MP3/CD player by Sony with 12 speakers. This package comes in at $2,000, but according to my pricing info, Ford is offering an $800 discount on this package. Appearance-wise, my tester has a rear spoiler added at a cost of $350 and leather trimmed seating which adds $1,225.

First impressions are good from what I have seen so far, and from what I can tell in my few minutes with the car to this point, this new 2010 model is a huge step up from the previous-generation Fusion — and the previous generation wasn’t bad at all!

2010 Ford Fusion SEL
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $33,104

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