I still can't believe no MTX for the V6Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan / Lincoln Zephyr
The company line: This trio of midsized five-passenger sedans go on sale in fall 2005. The Ford and Mercury versions will offer a 160-hp, 2.3-liter four-cylinder or a 210-hp, 3.0-liter V6 engine; the higher priced Lincoln will have only the V6. The four-cylinder can be mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission; the V6 uses a six-speed automatic.
CR's take: All share a platform with the Mazda6, which performed well in our tests. Ford will be offering a family of Fusions, ranging from an $18,000 budget sedan, an all-wheel-drive turbo model in fall '06, and eventually a hybrid.