Versatile is one of the best words to describe the 2017 Ford Fusion. Hoping to cater to different types of buyers, Fusion makes it a point to meet various driving and transportation needs. It passes as a practical and affordable family sedan, as well as an eco-friendly hybrid or plug-in hybrid. If you’re more into luxury and driving performance and dynamics, then the new Platinum and Sport models may be the top picks for you. The availability of different models and the addition of premium features raise the competition between Fusion and key players Honda Accord, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry.
6 Ways To Power Fusion
There’s a whole range of engine options to choose from for your 2017 Fusion. The base is the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that gives out 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. But it’s best to start with the 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that powers up the SE sedan with 178hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade it to a 2.0-liter turbocharged with 240hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
The Fusion Hybrid and the Hybrid Energi plug-in, on the other hand, are equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor. They run on a continuously variable automatic transmission to boost fuel economy.
Finally, it’s the Fusion Sport that has the biggest numbers in its class. With a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, it lends 325hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
The interior is made more comfortable and convenient. The cabin can comfortably accommodate four adults and three children at the back. Cargo space is plenty enough with a trunk more spacious than that of a Honda Accord. Rotary shifter and electronic parking brake are only some of the newest additions.
Whatever your driving preferences are, there’s a good chance you’ll find a match in Fusion’s lineup. Check it out yourself at a Ford dealership in El Paso.