2017 Ford Fusion Review, Release date

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The current model of the Fusion is one of Ford’s first cars to use their new design language and to be built for two different markets, US and Europe. The car is also sold in Europe as the Mondeo with very minimal changes. Being released back in 2012 the car was starting to lag behind some of its newer rivals so Ford updated their best selling sedan a few months ago with the 2017 Ford Fusion which not only comes with a few minimal upgrades on the outside but it also bring an entirely new trim level which has been missing from the market ever since the ST220 Mondeo or the ST200 North American counterpart have been discontinued from the market nearly a decade ago.

2017 Ford Fusion Street

2017 Fusion Ford Engine and Transmission

The selection of engines is nearly identical for the regular models as well. While the base version still gets a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter inline 4 unit as before, the two EcoBoost powertrains have been upgraded to Ford’s latest offerings. This means that the old 1.6 liter unit has been replaced by a new 1.5 liter EcoBoost with 179 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque while the 2 liter unit has been upgraded to a new generation model that should be more efficient despite having the same amount of power as before. The only change for the hybrid versions of the car is the re-calibrated regenerative braking system which should be slightly smoother than before.

Just as we mentioned, the Sport version of the 2017 Ford Fusion is available with a very interesting unit, a 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6 capable of 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. That’s right, the Fusion now gets more power than the BMW 340i and it might be faster than it too which is really impressive from Ford. The Platinum is unfortunately coming with the same 2 liter unit as all the others. However, the two come as standard with all wheel drive while the V6 gets a specially tuned gearbox which will likely allow it to hit 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds, very impressive for a car that costs less than $35,000.

2017 Ford Fusion Engine

Interior and Exterior of new 2017 Ford Fusion

As for the design changes, the new 2017 Ford Fusion is quite similar to the older model and the regular versions of the car only received new headlights and tail lights and new rims. However, both the Sport and the Platinum editions are boasting new front grilles which are wider, larger 18 or 19 inch rims wrapped in higher performance tires as well as a subtle rear spoiler. The difference between the two comes with the black accents on the Sport and the honeycomb mesh inside its grille.

2017 Ford Fusion Exterior

The cabin is quite refreshing as well and it now comes with a new design for its controls, an easier to read instrument cluster, better seats as well as Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment system. The Platinum adds quilted leather, automatic cruise control and also LED headlights and fog-lights which is a first on the Fusion as a standard feature on a trim level.

2017 Ford Fusion Dashboard

2017 Ford Fusion Price

This means that the Sport package is finally back and instead of adding just a few upgrades on the outside, the new Sport Fusion is truly a sporty and fast sedan which is actually more powerful than all of its rivals, a really nice feat of strength from Ford. On top of the Sport, Ford also added the Platinum trim level which adds a whole bunch of features to the car but takes out the great engine of the Sport version. The price for the regular models remained unchanged but the Sport now starts at $34,000 while the Platinum will go for over $37,000 which is actually more than the hybrid versions of the car.

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