I've had my 2013 Fusion Hybrid for a few months and immediately it's become apparent that the windshield defog is the worst of any car I've ever owned or driven in my entire life.
If the climate control is set to windshield only, recirculate is forced off, and windshield is fog free.
If the setting is for windshield plus any other vent, recirculate can be on or off. With recirculate off, all windows slowly fog up. With recirculate on, all windows instantly begin fogging.
It seems like there are two choices, defog the winshield and live with outside highway exhaust smells in the cabin, or constantly switch back and forth manually as the windows get too foggy.
I've owned and driven a lot of cars and I've never seen anything this bad. It's going in for the first oil service soon and I'm going to talk to the dealer about it, but i want to hear from other owners if this is their experience as well, or if what I'm seeing is unusual. I want to hear your feedback either way, thanks!