The 2017 Ford Fusion is a very important car for the blue chip auto company, and, I am happy to report, the Blue Oval have got its mid-size sedan right in almost every way. In terms of the design, the Fusion has an upmarket, sleek, long look about it, and with its low elongated grille has an almost Aston Martin look to it. LED headlights and smart subtle accent details make the Fusion look fresh, yet contemporary.
The sleek look continue on the inside, with a smart, expensive looking cabin with a cool Jaguar-style like rotary gear shift dial. No dorky gear lever here! Just an intuitive twist of the dial to select Drive, Park, or reverse. With the elimination of the gear stick comes more storage, cubbyholes, USB ports and proper well placed cupholders. The modern tech theme continues with Push button start now standard across the board on all trims, while fuel saving stop-start technology is available on all models save the base model. Fords Sync 3 infotainment system is included along with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Overall, the Fusion displays a roomy, comfortable cabin, with a nice quality, fit and finish to the plastics, leathers and textiles.
We tested the aforementioned Fusion Hybrid, namely a 2017 up market Titanium model with the 2.0 liter engine iVCT Atkinson-cycle engine teamed with an electric motor, battery and the ECVT transmission, Our Fusion Hybrid also came with the such options as premium floor mats, moon roof, active Park assist, engine block heater, heated and cooled seats, adaptive cruise control driver assist package, Navigation gorgeous Ruby red metallic paint and plush ebony leather seating. Push button start is now standard across the board on all trims, so feel free to keep the key fob in your pocket, and stop-start technology is available on everything but the base model. Technology inside is also noteworthy and impressive. USB ports that are conveniently located below the center console entertainment unit, which is loaded up with the superbly easy to use Sync 3 system, and comes integrated with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
The Fusion Hybrid Titanium arrives at a base price point of $34,980. With options, our particular tester rang in a final price of $44,138 including AC Excise tax, Destination and delivery.
On the road, the ride is good thanks to the Fusions continuously controlled damping system; that adjusts shock absorber characteristics every thousandth of a second according to road conditions… The Fusion Hybrid provides a comfortable entertaining ride with a dash of, well – sport to maximize the Fusion Hybrid’s 188 combined-system hp, you could turn off the Eco model. Fuel economy thanks to Fords hybrid system is excellent with 2017 Fusion Hybrid’s 5.5/5.7 L/100km) city/highway ratings proving very respectable,
To sum up, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a wonderful performance sedan that approaches premium luxury car standards. It is well priced and very well equipped for the price and very competitive in the mid- size sedan market.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid base priced from $34,988. Price with options – $44,138 including AC Excise tax, Destination and delivery.