2017 Ford Fusion Review

2017 Ford Fusion Review

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The all new 2017 Ford Fusion is receiving a makeover for the upcoming year. More aggressive styling and power combine to give shoppers the best Fusion yet. Amidst the rise of sporty crossovers, the midsize sedan market has been growing quietly. With nearly 2.5 million sedans sold in each of the past two years, it’s a sign that the midsize market is as strong as ever.

Ford’s Fusion sedan has been a successful addition to their stable of new vehicles, and there’s a lot of hype around the new 2017 Ford Fusion. Along with the electric hybrid version of the Fusion, there’s also been talk of the 325 horsepower AWD version as well. Powered by the 2.7 liter version of Ford’s Ecoboost, the new Fusion Platinum could change the way people look at the midsize sedan.

Photo Credit Ford Motor Company
Photo Credit Ford Motor Company

It’s the second revision since the Fusion burst onto the scene. The 2017 Ford Fusion marks the first of the third generation, ever since the second generation in late 2012.

There are several exterior changes to the 2017 Ford Fusion that make it a much more appealing sedan than previous models. Some of the biggest changes are listed below;

2017 Ford Fusion Exterior

One of the biggest changes to the all new 2017 Ford Fusion is the front fascia and headlights. The front headlamps receive an aggressive makeover, and are upgraded with LED ballasts and projectors. The 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium, Platinum and Sport trims will all receive a LED upgrades to the low, high and fog beams.

2017 Ford Fusion 3Along with the headlight upgrades, the 2017 Ford Fusion gets the Mustang treatment up front to the grille.

Larger and wider, it makes the front of the midsize sedan seem wider and meaner.

Up front the Sport version gets bigger brakes and a larger disc rotor, giving Ford owners more stopping power.

Out back the Fusion Sport will get an upgraded exhaust that will remind many of the new Shelby Mustang. Additional upgrades include a decklid spoiler and larger wheels for the 2017 Ford Fusion.

2017 Ford Fusion Powertrain

Carrying over from the previous models, the new Fusion will come with several engine options. These include the 2.2 liter four cylinder as well as the 1.5 liter turbocharged Ecoboost engines. Of course the newest addition is the Sport Platinum which will come with a 2.7 liter Ecoboost very similar to the one in the 2015 F-150 Turbo. Fans of the Fusion will remember that a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter was available at one time in the Fusion Sport, which was scuttled after 2012.

These changes to the engine don’t carry over to the available transmissions however. The six-speed transmission returns allowing the 2017 Ford Fusion to reach an EPA-estimated 22/34 mpg in the city and highway. There are changes to the Fusion Energi however, where the 2017 Ford Fusion now features a stop-start feature. These changes improve the range and efficiency of the Fusion hybrid, but don’t affect gas mileage.

2017 Ford Fusion Interior

The 2017 Ford Fusion takes most of the design upgrades in the interior, improving an already striking and innovative interior. The changes to the dashboard are subtle but still allow the driver to feel comfortable and surrounded.

2017 Ford Fusion 1

 

At the heart of the 2017 Ford Fusion is the SYNC3 Touch infotainment system. Ford will also be pairing the SYNC 3 infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

The Ford Fusion’s sporty interior gets upgrades with an innovative Active Noise Cancelling that helps keep noise to a minimum. This feature turns off when Sport mode is engaged, when you don’t care about the exhaust note in the cabin of your Ford sedan.

2017 Ford Fusion Prices

S
From $22,495
SE
From $23,495
Titanium
From $30,495
Sport
From $33,360
Platinum
From $36,505

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