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5 cars for a road trip to Grandma's house

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Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion © Ford Motor Company
  • Safety rating: Five stars
  • MSRP: $21,900
  • Type: Midsize
  • Fuel economy:
    • City - 22 mpg
    • Highway - 34 mpg

For a midsize vehicle, the Ford Fusion has plenty of space, with more than 44.3 inches of legroom in the front and over 38.3 inches of legroom in the back. There's also 16 cubic feet of trunk space, which is above average for its class, notes Edmunds.

Standard safety features include 10 air bags, electronic stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes. Optional features include inflatable rear seatbelts and blind-spot monitoring.

The Fusion comes in three trim levels: the S, SE and Titanium. On the Fusion S, you'll find a standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. You'll get a six-speed automatic standard. The 2.5-liter engine will get 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

There's also a voice-activated communications and entertainment system that comes standard on this car.

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