2017 Ford Fusion Review
Practical doesn't need to be boring, especially when you choose the 2017 Ford Fusion. With several powertrain options, efficiency joins together with exhilarating performance, giving you the best of both options. The sleek exterior is complemented by a modern interior, loaded with amenities that will satisfy even the toughest of critics.
A 2.5-litre Duratec inline four-cylinder engine comes standard, pumping out 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. For better fuel economy and more fun, a 1.5-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder is available. It's rated at 181 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, adding considerable value to the sedan.
For even greater performance, a 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is also available. Peak output is even more impressive at 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Choosing the
All models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which drivers can shift manually if they desire. Front-wheel drive is standard on all but the 2.7-litre EcoBoost, which can only be paired with all-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre EcoBoost can also be had with all-wheel drive, boosting the car's handling.
Hybrid models use a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle inline four-cylinder engine, joined with an electric motor. Total system horsepower tops out at 188, while an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) sends power to the front wheels.
An impressive array of features protects everyone who rides in the Fusion, demonstrating Ford's commitment to safety. For example, individual tire pressure monitoring is standard on all models, helping owners to maintain optimal performance. A rearview camera is included with each trim, turning on automatically whenever reverse gear is selected. Side curtain airbags provide coverage for both rows of seating. Also included on the sedan is a Personal Safety System, which automatically adjusts how the front airbags deploy based on the driver and front passenger, plus how severe a collision is and if seat belts are being used.
In addition, advanced safety technologies can be applied to the 2017 Fusion, aiding drivers further with avoiding accidents. Pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection uses radar and a camera to detect people or vehicles in the way, warning the driver and even applying the brakes automatically. With the blind spot information system, drivers are alerted if another vehicle is in the next lane but out of view. Cross traffic alert can detect an approaching vehicle from up to 13.7 meters away, even if it's completely hidden from view. A lane-keeping system uses camera tech to read markings on the road, applying steering torque gently to guide the car back into a lane if it drifts out.
You and your passengers will be genuinely spoiled by the available luxuries. On the Sport, the seats are covered with Dark Earth Grey leather and Miko suede inserts. An Ebony and Medium Stone leather upholstery