Ford is finally crashing the family sedan party that the ubiquitous Camry, Accord, and Altima sedans have long dominated. Based on Mazda6 running gear, the Fusion will be offered with a 2.3-liter 160-hp inline four or a 3.0-liter 210-hp V-6 mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The front suspension resembles that of a Mercedes E-class, using a control arm, a lateral link, and a leading link to reduce the effective scrub radius for improved steering feel and accuracy. Along with a multi-link rear suspension, this setup promises best-in-class handling. Four-wheel disc brakes will be standard on all models; ABS and traction control are options. The look is broad-shouldered and confidently American outside and the interior fit/finish and materials are first-rate. One area where Ford invites unflattering comparison, however, is in its interior space: most major dimensions fall short of the Asian bogeys, some by up to two inches. Click to watch the Ford Production Vehicle Video.