Consumer Reports says more reliable than Accord or Camry. After 9,000 miles, so far so good. We were going to buy an Accord but they have luggage mashing trunk hinges, but not the Fusion. Plus the Accords are ugly.
I also own a Miata; its a blast to drive. But to my surprise, so is the Fusion. It does not feel like a fwd car, goes where I steer, instills confidence. Brakes are good too. Even though the car rides very well, it also corners well.