I’m in eastern Canada visiting family and I was lucky enough to score a Ford Fusion to test drive while I’m here. In cooperation with Ford Canada and Taylor Ford of Moncton, I’m driving a 2015 Ford Fusion and it’s one sweet ride.
We picked up the car from Taylor Ford and the sales manager showed us too many cool features to remember, but he gave us a quick reference guide to support us along the way. He also demonstrated the park assist and linked my phone to the navigation system. It was like getting a personal assistant with the car. Even after flying over night and taking several flights, I was beaming with excitement to starting driving my new car.
Here are my 3 favorite features of the 2015 Ford Fusion
1. Four-Corner Touchscreen System
The Four-corner Touchscreen system in the car includes phone, navigation, climate, and entertainment. Once my phone was added, I called my grandparents to let them know I was in the country and on my way. It was hands-free and I didn’t even need to know the phone number. I just said, “Call Grandma” and it found her in my contacts and made the call. Luckily, we didn’t need to use the navigation system because I will always remember my way home, but we did play with the climate controls to find the perfect temperature for each of us. It was helpful because Darren is always hot and I’m always cold, especially in the damp weather we’ve been getting in eastern Canada. We enjoyed the entertainment system as well. We went between AM, FM SiriusXM and the music on my phone since it was already synced.
2. Active Park Assist
Whenever I approach an available parallel parking space, the active park assist system can detect the space and automatically, and hands-free, steer the vehicle into that space. I’m a good driver. I’ve never had a driving violation or even a parking ticket, but if a car is capable of parking itself in a tight space, I’m definitely going take advantage of it.
3. Adaptive Cruise Control
My favorite feature is the Adaptive Cruise Control. While driving on the highway, it automatically adjusted my speed to maintain a set distance between my vehicle and the vehicle in front of me in the same lane. If I was approaching a vehicle from behind, I didn’t need to put my foot on the brake and readjust the speed. I just let the car do its thing and it adjusted for me. Then, when I entered the passing lane it gradually returned to my previously set speed. I don’t know why this feature isn’t in every vehicle. It makes a huge difference when you’re driving in eastern Canada. There aren’t usually hundreds of other cars around where you’re adjusting your speed all the time but it’s super annoying when you have to reset your cruise control regularly or when you’re approaching a vehicle and it’s going just a few km under your set speed. I usually turn cruise control off completely when there are a few other cars around. Adaptive Cruise Control eliminates that stress completely.
Would I like to own it?
I love my caravan. I always swore I’d never be a mini-van mom but I am hooked. I love the space and the comfort and the height but as Athena gets older I am considering a switch. The Ford Fusion is a great fit for my family. It offers creative, new features that make a huge difference in driving comfort. The adaptive cruise control completely changes highway driving; the active park assist completely changes parking and the touchscreen system makes the overall experience much more enjoyable. I spend a lot of time traveling and on the road and I like to do it in comfort. The 2015 Ford Fusion is a great option in family transportation.
*Disclosure: A special thanks to Ford Canada for making this trip a reality. All opinions and thoughts are my own.*