Automakers are in the business of making money. Building cars and trucks is merely the tool they use to keep the dollars rolling in. For most manufacturers, the sweet spot in their lineup lies with the mid-size segment because there are a whole lot of greenbacks ready to be spent by the car buying public. For years this segment was dominated by a select few. Now, however, the mid-size segment is the best it’s ever been and competition is especially fierce.
Names like Camry, Accord, Sonata, and Altima seem to sit on the tips of tongues when this mid-size discussion begins. Ford is eager to be a major part of that discussion, and to that end the automaker has completely redesigned the Fusion for the new model year.
The 2013 Ford Fusion has arrived just in time to do battle with the best that Japan, Korea, and its U.S. counterparts have to offer. The problem for everyone else? The 2013 Fusion might the best of a really good bunch.