The wait is over Ford Addicts, the all-new 2017 Fusion is here! Ford’s award-winning and critically acclaimed midsize sedan has been updated, and features improvements that make it stand out in its class! Those who have seen the good looks of the Fusion, or have experienced it’s superb driving characteristics, will be anxious to see what is new. Here are 5 things to get excited about in the new 2017 Ford Fusion!
1. Fusion Sport
Naturally, as Ford Addicts, we’re obsessed with the Blue Oval’s performance capabilities, so when it was announced there would be a Sport trim we got excited. Then we proceeded to do a victory dance when we heard it was getting all-wheel drive, and a twin turbo 2.7 EcoBoost engine. This EcoBoost engine makes 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than the BMW 535i, or Audi A6! Heck, it’s more power than a 2010 Mustang GT! All this for $33,475, that’s tens of thousands less than the German rivals.
2. Fusion Hybrid/Energi
America’s best selling lineup of plug-in hybrids gets better for 2017! New software improvements enable the efficient Fusions to have a more engaging driving experience behind the wheel! But this sporty driving doesn’t come at the expense of MPG’s with the standard EcoGuide system, which provides you with real-time coaching to help make sure that you’re getting maximum fuel economy! The Lithium Ion batteries found in the Hybrid and Energi models have been improved to save weight and space in the vehicle, allowing for more room than bulky, dated, nickel-metal hydride batteries found in the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid.
Worried about range? The Fusion Energy plug-in charges in 2.5 hours, and can even determine when to get electricity for the lowest price if left charging overnight! This, regenerative braking, and the 2.0-gasoline engine that runs when the battery is low, helps the Fusion travel over 500 miles!
3. Driver Assist Features
So much tech is put into the 2017 Fusion! Here are just a few of the driver assist features to list:
- Ford’s first Pedestrian Detection System
- Hands-free Parallel and Perpendicular Parking System
- Lane Keeping Assist
- BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert
4. Pothole Protection
The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport trim receives a continuously controlled damping suspension, that adjusts based on real-time inputs and road conditions. It also comes with a pothole detection system that can instantly adjust the shock absorbers to reduce the impact inside the vehicle. Translated, that makes the ride significantly less bumpy and uncomfortable over harsh potholes. The front wheels respond quick, and they let the rear wheels know what to expect, eliminating any instability while driving!
This suspension also allows for completely adjustable settings. With just the push of a button, the suspension can adjust from Normal (for comfort and handling during long journeys and daily driving) to Sport (with increased damping rates that allow a quicker response from the drivers input and corner flatter).
5. The new gear shifter
The new shifter allows for more cabin room, larger storage bins, bigger cupholders, and a bigger armrest! Plus its like an art piece within the upscale Fusion interior. Classy!