2006 Ford Fusion Overview

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2006 Ford Fusion Overview

The 2006 Ford Fusion was launched as a replacement for the golden oldie Ford Taurus, long a favorite in the midsize family sedan market segment. The '06 Fusion isn't ever going to be anybody's dream muscle car, but for a vehicle at this price point, it provides an impressive degree of comfort and a smooth, easy-handling ride.

Under the hood, you'll find a 2.3-liter inline-4 engine with 160 horsepower; buyers looking for more oomph can upgrade to a 24-valve, double overhead cam 3.0-liter V6 Duratec (this one comes with variable valve timing, which translates to a healthy 221-horsepower max output). The 4-cylinder engine is offered with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission or an upgrade to automatic; the V-6 is available only as an automatic.

The back seat of the '06 Ford Fusion is roomy enough for adults, with reasonable headroom for a midsize car. The front seats are ergonomically designed, and reviewers describe them as very comfortable. The dashboard layout has gotten a lot of good press, as well, for its intuitive arrangement.

The 2006 Fusion is respectable in terms of fuel efficiency, with an estimated 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. Word has it that a hybrid version of the Fusion is coming in the 2008 model year, so Ford may improve this dramatically.

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    jsco5971
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    What Is It?

    Underside of car...below spare tire Well, is a black box... What is it, does it need services?

    17 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)
    bdives
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    2006 Ford Fusion

    2006 Ford Fusion - V6 97k miles. Car will turn over perfectly and shift but regardless of reverse or drive it will sputter and want to stall out occasionally when you push on the gas. Does not reall...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Abby Russell
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    How Many Cylinders Does A 2006 Ford Fusion Have? I've Heard 6 But I've Also...

    18 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
    karryl12
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    Why Would My 2006 Ford Fusion Not Start 1 Day

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
    Megan Neptune
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    My Car Keeps Turning Off On Me

    I have a 2006 ford fusion with only fourty thousand miles on it. The car will start fine but after a couple minutes it just shuts off on me even if I'm driving

    13 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)