If you look at the reliability figures for all automakers Ford is right there behind Toyota and Honda. Of course, those numbers are based on the last several years, so if you are just talking about how much Ford has improved, it is even a brighter picture.
The Fusion is certainly a case in point.
GM and Chrysler stats still look like crap in comparison.
Glad to see the Fusion to take a mpg lead too...of course the Prius has been around a long time in comparison and doing a superb job, but I'm glad to see an American co. finally walk up to the plate and knock one home.
The Taurus could become a 'standard' again, but this time one that will last, in more ways than one.