I test-drove Fusion with 3.0L and black leather and black piano interior in the dealership nearby. I really liked the interior of this particular trim. I feel and look upscale. Engine is smoother than in my Sable but is not more powerful. May be you will fill difference on freeway, but in city feels almost the same. Suspension is rather soft, but I expected sport sedan variety. Steering is not stiff at all. I was driving around town with salesman next to me so I cannot tell more. Car seemed to me be a pretty small, but there is more legroom in the back than in my Sable. But still I like how Focus rides better – it also seems to be faster than Fusion.
BTW when pressing on the gas to pass I test drove could rev to 5000 rpm.