Sheer variety is what you get with the 2017 Ford Fusion. It starts with the engine lineup. First up is a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder, which uses i-VCT for boosted efficiency and performance. It's rated at a solid 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. Next is a 1.5-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder, which is teamed up with an auto start-stop to reduce idling. It puts out 181 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque for some lively acceleration. Both of these engines can only be had with front-wheel drive.
Even more performance comes with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost, also an inline four-cylinder. Peak output comes in at 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. While front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive can be added for greater all-weather control. Even more potent is the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, an engine exclusive to the Sport trim. It pushes out 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, making for a huge performance uplift. All-wheel drive is the only configuration available with this engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is paired with any of the above engines.
Drivers are treated to far more than just power, with quite a few innovations that make the 2017 Ford Fusion a joy to handle on any street. Electric power-assisted steering provides the best level of control at any speed, adjusting sensitivity so you can maneuver in the safest way possible.
Sport models add a few more features, which aim to make the 2017 Ford Fusion even more engaging for drivers. Continuously controlled damping is able to adjust in just milliseconds to road surfaces, ensuring the best capability for every situation. Drivers can choose among several settings, balancing responsiveness with comfort. This technology also automatically defends against damage from potholes, even if you don't see them in time.
You have enough to worry about, which is why the 2017 Ford Fusion can be equipped to proactively avoid accidents. As an example, a pre-collision assist uses radar and cameras to detect if a crash is about to happen. A warning sounds and the brakes are prepped for quicker response. If the driver does nothing, the system can bring the sedan to a complete halt. Adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping system, blind spot monitoring and more can also be added for additional protection.
Of course, the 2017 Ford Fusion interior is designed to be comfortable. Plenty of room on both rows, excellent seat padding and many available amenities make it a great way to get around. The optional Sync 3 infotainment system is also a solid reason to consider the car, with intuitive voice controls and simple menus for the colour touchscreen. You can also get Sync Connect for your smartphone, allowing you to lock, unlock and locate the vehicle from pretty much anywhere.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.