A Closer Look at the 2017 Ford Fusion Technology Features
The Ford Fusion is rightly regarded as one of the very best cars in the midsize sedan segment, which is quite an accolade as it has to be one of the most, if not the most competitive segment in today's auto market. But it's easy to get seduced by the stunning good looks, the outstanding engines and the way it drives and handles, and overlook just how packed with advanced technology features it is. Ford has a long history of putting the latest tech in its mass-market models other manufacturers initially reserve for their flagship models, and the 2017 Ford Fusion is no exception. So, let's take a look at some of the latest Ford Fusion technology features.
Comfort and convenience
Air conditioning is now seen as an essential feature in just about every car today, and a manual system is available in the base Fusion S model. But it gets upgraded to dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control from the SE onwards. Other comfort and convenience features also include: rain-sensing wipers, a reverse-sensing system, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, remote start, enhanced park-assist and a dual 4.2-inch configurable LCD display in the instrument cluster.
Infotainment features are perhaps what most of us immediately think of when it comes to technology in our vehicles these days, and the Fusion is positively bursting with the latest tech. At the heart of everything is Ford Sync, or the more advanced Sync 3 in higher trim levels, which allows voice-activated control of systems such as the audio, phone calls and the available satellite navigation. Sync 3 takes things further by offering voice-activated control of the likes of making and answering calls and controlling music from your devices. Sync 3 has an easy-to-use interface with an 8-inch colour LCD screen displaying phone, audio and navigation features. The enhanced voice recognition of this high-specification system lets you give simple commands, and the capacitive touchscreen even includes a convenient and familiar swipe feature as well as pinch-to-zoom functionality within navigation, if you prefer to use touch rather than voice control.
Sync 3 also brings the Sync Connect system into play, which is an app-based system that allows features such as remote start to be operated from your phone, as well as suppling vital vehicle information to you remotely such as fuel level, oil condition and even the car's location.
Another area where tech is king is safety, and the 2017 Ford Fusion is available with the kind of advanced tech you'd normally only expect to find in more costly models from premium and luxury brands. For example, the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) alerts you with a light in either side view mirror if the onboard radar sensors detect a vehicle in the corresponding blind spot. Meanwhile, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and collision warning, brake support and active braking collates information from a forward-facing camera and radar technology to help out in many varied driving situations. A car of this quality probably wouldn't be complete these days without a new lane-keeping system, and here in the Fusion it can detect lane markings and apply torque to the steering wheel if it detects your vehicle drifting out of its lane unintentionally. It even goes as far as displaying a coffee cup icon to suggest taking a break from driving after detecting you’ve come too close to, or crossed, the markers on multiple occasions.
These are just some of the huge list of advanced standard and available technology features available in the 2017 Ford Fusion. To find out more and to experience them for yourself don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Lamb Ford today.