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2017 Ford Fusion News and Price
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The 2017 Ford Fusion comes as a mid-cycle refresh of Ford’s flagship midsize sedan looking better and more elegant for a few skin-deep touches, new technology features, and a lineup of efficient engines ranging from the new gasoline powered V6 in the Sport trim, to a plug-in hybrid unit in the Fusion Energi, to an eco-friendly hybrid powertrain motivating the Fusion Hybrid. In addition, the feisty little naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder will carry over into the upcoming mode.
For those looking with a bit of luxury, Ford has in store the Platinum Edition featuring the new Ford SYNC 3 system, plus plenty of driving assist enhancements. Ford also announced the release date for the new Fusion, which made its global debut the last Detroit Auto Show, as well as the sticker across the whole lineup.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Ford Fusion basically carries over unchanged in its sheet metal with clear cues from the Aston Martin in the front and especially the grille. The changes, which are subtle, only come out upon closer inspection, featuring a slightly reshaped grille and headlamps, as well as lighting accents and air vents, and are most obvious in the Sport and Platinum trims. As for the rest, we are still looking at a meat-and-potatoes family sedan with creased hood for dash and 19-inch wheels on the Sport model, in addition to a rear spoiler around back. The Fusion is certainly not an eye-opener but it does have a homely kind of charm all its own.
On the inside, the Fusion brings in quite a few technology features in the cabin, such as Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment and standard connectivity features. The knob shifter is gone and is replaced with a rotary shift dial mounted on the center console. The dashboard features a digital dash and a three-spoke steering wheel. The Fusion Platinum throws in hand-sewn leather and contrast stitching for style, plus driving assist features such as pedestrian detection and Blind Spot Information Alert with cross-traffic alert. What’s more, the Fusion Sport trim will include an advanced computer controlled shock absorber system utilizing sensors to review the road ahead and adjust the suspension.
The 2017 Ford Fusion is outfitted with four distinct engines, starting with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The other engines are Eco-Boost 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder units, which motivate the plug-in hybrid Fusion working in tandem with a 7.6 kilowatt-hour compact lithium-ion battery with a range of over 500 miles using both gasoline and electric motor. The Sport trim will be motivated by a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine delivering 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque to the front or optional all-wheels via a a six-speed automatic.
2017 Ford Fusion Release Date and Price
The 2017 Ford Fusion will be ready to hit dealerships in the summer of 2016 with the pricing starting at $22,995 and climbing up to $37,495.