So though it's a bit old of a thread, I ended up finding another head unit to replace my glitchy Clarion.
I ended up buying a Pioneer FH-X830BHS for my Fusion.
So far I really like it. HD reception is good so far, but I've not used it much while actually moving, just waiting around. Seemlessly handles my 90gb of music (13K files) and I can access it all through the menus, but it has about a full minute of bootup time to read all my files from USB. Bluetooth works fantastic on it from my LG G8, and even without the ARC app it all works great. I can even access my mp3s via bluetooth from the phone's SD, using the radio buttons, and switch stations on Radiotunes/Di.FM with radio buttons, too (only audio streaming platform I use...) CD playback works well. Sound quality is phenomenal, and even my stock speakers sound better. I'd say about 10% better than my Clarion, and 100% better than my failing stock Ford head unit with a broken screen. Have not tried phone calls with Bluetooth, nor hooked up the mic, though. Lastly, though it is sort of a gimmick, the RGB color changes you can do are super fun to mess with sometimes.
So if you want a sort of traditional radio without an LCD smartphone style screen arrangement, and physical buttons, and of course HD Radio being important to you, I highly recommend it. It was pretty much everything I asked for all pretty seemlessly working OK without glitches or drama.