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Model Strengths

Ford's midsize sedan offering has kept its modern, sleek design since its first major facelift in 2013. Since that time, it has steadily cut into the sales of its competition, including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford offers twelve different models for the 2017 Fusion, including multiple hybrid and Ford Energi (plug-in hybrid) models, including a Sport and Platinum version for the first time. Each trim level offers numerous features, sometimes more than their equivalent competitors. 

Model Changes

 One of the biggest improvements for the 2017 model year, is Ford's inclusion of the Sync 3 system technology,which replaces the previous MyFord Touch technology, which was difficult to use, and unresponsive for many customers.

Model Value

Prices for the new 2017 Fusion start at $22,120 for the base model S, start at $30,240 for the mid-range Titanium model, increase a bit to $33,395 for the new Sport model and tip out at $39,120 for the Platinum Hybrid Energi model - the Platinum with the standard gasoline engine is priced at about 2.5k less, at $36,740.

Model Overview

The 2017 Fusion is offered with a variety of engine and transmission options. There are twelve models in all, each varying in their safety, performance, and interior/exterior trim features. Customers can choose from three versions of the Fusion - the gasoline version, the Fusion hybrid, and the Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid model. Within each model version, there are four trim levels to choose from - the S (not available for the Energi), SE, Sport, Titanium, and Platinum. For the gasoline engine options, customers have four choices, but not all engine types are available on all models. The base model S trim includes Ford's standard 2.5L I4 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, producing 175 horsepower and 175 ft.-lb. torque. The SE model is equipped with this engine as well but offers two engine options for upgrade: two versions of Ford's EcoBoost technology, both with smaller capacities - 1.5L and 2.0L - but equipped with more power, thanks to the EcoBoost technology which combines turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable cam timing. All three of these components work together to improve performance and efficiency. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and the 2.0L EcoBoost is available in all-wheel drive. Standard on the Platinum and Titanium trims is the 2.0L EcoBoost engine, which produces an impressive 245 horsepower and 275 ft.-lbs. torque. The Sport Fusion boasts the largest engine offering - a 6-cylinder 2.7L EcoBoost with a 6-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. All-wheel-drive (AWD) is available for the Platinum and Titanium versions and comes standard on the Fusion's Sport trim. The Fusion's hybrid offerings come in two variants - the standard 2.0L I4 hybrid and the 2.0L I4 Energi plug-in model. Although both hybrid engines have significantly less horsepower than the gasoline models (141HP for both at 6000rpm), they boast much better gas mileage thanks to their reliance on a battery. The plug-in Energi model, with its much larger battery pack, can go 21 miles on electric power only, before switching to normal hybrid operation. Each hybrid engine is mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT). 

Model Key Trim Features

Even the base model Fusion, the S, includes Ford's SYNC technology, their version of an in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, which allows drivers to make hands-free calls, and perform voice command functions related to music and entertainment. The upgraded version, SYNC 3, is available as part of the SE technology package on the next model step up, and is standard equipment on the Sport, Platinum, and Titanium trim levels. SYNC3 allows drivers to enjoy a larger LCD touchscreen (8 inches), an enhanced interface, and enhanced voice recognition. It also includes an option for smartphone integration, allowing drivers to control and access their vehicles using their smartphones.Leather seats are standard equipment only on the Sport, Platinum, and Titanium trim levels, along with heated front seats. Many upgrades are available for comfort and convenience as customers move up the trim levels. The base model Fusion includes 16" standard alloy wheels, with 17" and 18" versions available as upgrades for an additional cost. The SE is standard with 17" nickel wheels, and the Sport version of the Fusion includes 19" painted dark wheels, consistent with its more sporty appearance. The Titanium trim is standard with 18" wheels, while the Platinum sits on slightly bigger wheels at 19".As customers move up to higher trim levels, all the bells and whistles begin to emerge for the Fusion's safety features. The Driver's Assist Package, standard on the Platinum and available as an upgrade on the Titanium and Sport trims, includes a multitude of safety features designed to keep the driver and his passengers safe on the road. Part of the package includes the Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, which helps to detect other cars in the drivers' blind spot during normal operation. Additionally, while reversing from parking spaces, the system detects traffic approaching from either side of the vehicle. Another safety feature, the Lane Keeping System, part of the Driver's Assist Package, detects when the car is about to veer out of a traffic lane and audibly alerts the driver. Finally, the Fusion's Reverse Sensing System, standard on the Platinum and Titanium models and available for upgrade on the SE and Sport trims, alerts the driver to objects directly behind the vehicle when it is reversing at slow speeds.A variety of packages and options are available at each trim level. More bells and whistles begin to emerge as customers move further up the trim levels - the Platinum Fusion, for instance, includes nearly everything as standard equipment - all the latest safety technology, leather interior, dual zone climate control, a reverse sensing system, adaptive cruise control, etc. Customers who prefer to pick and choose their options may prefer to begin with the SE model and then add on their preferred packages, including the technology package and Driver's Assistance collection.

Model Positive Review / Accolade

The Fusion earned a positive review from JD Power & Associates, saying that the Fusion's styling will attract customers, which is unusual for a mid-size sedan. "Despite subtle tweaks to the lighting, grille, and bumpers, as well as new aluminum wheel designs, the Fusion remains one of the best-looking models in its segment." When it comes to the Fusion, the dislikes "are few and far between."

*The above information is regarding the base model 2017 Ford Fusion
. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact Metro Ford with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.