Yes, that damned Autovlog one off 0-60 run seems to be what is defining this car. Hopefully this press event represents the beginning of Ford allowing some real tests to be done.I wish one of these reviews would actually test the cars 0-60 or 1/4 mile. Literally they used a random youtube video as a source for the 0-60.
I think they just went to the same press event as everyone else, where they got to try the f'ing auto parking feature and drive around on some back roads. This would explain why all of these are coming out within a day of each other. Hopefully they all got a car to take back with them for some real testing. This is getting old.None of these "First Drive" writers seem to have actually driven the car. Just sad.
Here's a review where the writer actually describes driving the car. I thought this short review was quite good- it describes the Sport for what it is- a family sedan that is a about two or three notches above the 245 horse Fusion in terms of performance. It is not a Fusion ST or Fusion RS and the rep from Ford admits that. I don't understand why Jalopnik was so hard on the car- they acted like they were reviewing a car with the RS badge on it when in reality, it was a Sport. Regardless, this is an interesting article. Playing devil's advocate, it does beg the question- why didn't Ford go all out with a Fusion ST or RS? As the writer suggests, I'm not sure the Sport will garner significant sales ... why not go all out on a performance variant and get all the street cried that goes with it (like the crazy press the Focus RS has been getting). Just thinking out loud..Ford obviously knows a lot more than I do. Plus, maybe this is the first step toward an all out b/a performance Fusion- if that's the case, this is a great first step! Really jealous of you guys picking up your brand new '17s...Ill take mine black please.None of these "First Drive" writers seem to have actually driven the car. Just sad.