Being a hockey (and almost every other sport) mom means that I need a lot of room in my vehicle. Sports gear, friends and their gear, luggage and tournament essentials are just some of the items I am trucking around with me. During the summer we are traveling almost every weekend to my oldest daughters sprint kayak regattas. My need for space meant that 4 years ago I pick a minivan, naturally. I had come to terms with my soccer mom minivan until I met the Ford Fusion.
The Ford Fusion is roomier than you would think and it is also remarkably comfortable. Friends described the trunk as “HUGE!” and “cavernous” by friends that could not believe I was able to fit all we needed for Miss G’s regattas in the trunk. Here is a list of items we bring to every regatta.
- Life jacket
- Miss G’s personal backpack
- camping chairs x3
- large cooler
- luggage (if we are to stay overnight)
I really noticed the amount of trunk space available while packing up the Fusion for a local regatta. Without any Tetris like planning, I was able to get 3 camping chairs, our large cooler, a bag of goodies, my daughter’s life jacket and paddle easily into the trunk. I could push the cooler back and there would be plenty of room left over for luggage. Great news as we were getting ready to head out-of-town the next weekend for Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.
rarely never offer to drive when I know we will be going through, around or near the 401 in Toronto. However, I will drive when I have a Ford media fleet vehicle because I know the trip will always be comfortable and safe. The Ford Fusion V6 Sport has heated and cooled (!!) sport seats that has everyone in the family fighting for shotgun! The super comfortable leather and suede seating adjusts 10 ways making the 401 a comfortable breeze.
Another feature I love, especially when stuck in Toronto 401 traffic, is the adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go. The adaptive cruise control allows you to select your desired speed and space between you and the vehicle in front of you. That means when traffic slows in front of you a radar sensor slows your car down. As traffic begins to move, the adaptive cruise control will resume the pre-set speed and distance of the car ahead of you. In stop-and-go traffic, it will even bring you to a complete stop and restart with the flow of traffic. I love, love, love the adaptive cruise control!
Other helpful highway driving features are the lane keeping system (this feature always ward of fatigued driver), blind spot information system, pothole detection, pre-collision assist and intelligent all-wheel drive. The sound system is a 12-speaker, 390-watt audio system from Sony and features Dolby surround sound. The system also includes iTunes Tagging. Simply hit the “Tag” button when you hear a song you like on your local FM HD radio station, and song information will be saved
for later preview and purchase or direct buy if your device is connected to the Internet. I could not leave out the obvious… the Ford Fusion is sleek and gets noticed. Everywhere we went people asked about the Fusion. I did not want to return it at the end of my test drive.
Disclosure: Ford Canada lent me a Ford Fusion in order to share this post. All opinions are my own and I only share services and product I love.