saw one in person the other day. damn beautiful car. nice seats; even with cloth it felt upscale. i had my kid with me or else I would have driven it and the focus ST. hopefully I'll have a chance to go back this weekend. glad to hear it drives nice. I really want to check out the manual as well, and the 2.0T.
I have a mk5 jetta and I was really impressed by the rear seat in the fusion I think it felt bigger than the jetta and numbers confirm this:
Rear head room: 37.2 in.
Rear leg room: 35.4 in.
Rear shoulder room: 53.1 in.
Rear hip Room: 54.4 in.
Rear head room: 37.8 in.
Rear leg room: 38.3 in.
Rear shoulder room: 56.9 in.
also, trunk size is exactly the same as mkv jetta: 16 cu. ft.
OP: did you notice the numbers to unlock it that appear on the driver's door?