Next year’s Fusion is bound to arrive soon and should be sold from late summer, onward. This means that 2017 Ford Fusion shouldn’t offer any changes, of course, compared to refreshed, not current model. In any case, Fusion is one of the most handsome mid-size sedans in the market, no matter what kind of changes it gets through.
2017 Ford Fusion Engine
Overall, Fusion offers a choice between four engine options; three of them are for conventional lineup. Base one is 2.5L 4-cylinder with 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, found exclusively in entry-level S models. Top Titanium grade is mated exclusively to 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines making 240 hp and 231 lb-ft of torque which can be front or all-wheel driven. Mid-range SE grade gets to choose between all three of available engines, and third one is 1.5L EcoBoost 4-cylinder which puts up 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.
All of them get 6-speed automatic transmission with the difference that Titanium models benefit from included paddle shifters. There’s also a hybrid lineup which consists of base and plug-in models. Both get the same 2.0L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine with 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, 88 kW electric motor, front-wheel drive and CVT gearbox. However, plug-ins benefit from 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, while regular hybrids will have to be content with 1.4 kWh unit.
Design – Inside and Outside look
2017 Ford Fusion doesn’t look at all different than its predecessors. After all, it has been getting praises for its design all these years, and we just can’t see how it could get any better. Aston Martin grille and laid-back headlamps upon curved hood are what makes its frontal fascia, while both its midsection and behind continue in similar manner. Rear end, for that matter, gets nicely shaped overhang, large tail-lights and pronounced bumper.
While some have predicted radical interior changes for 2016, Fusion has remained unchanged and it seems that this will happen in 2017. New, flat-top dashboard design looks exciting, especially since most blue oval models feature the same dash design for years now. New look should make 2017 Ford Fusion’s interior more angular than it currently is, but most of materials and features will remain intact. Top grades will, thus continue to be offered with 8-inch touch screen display and available navigation.
Same thing goes for leather upholstery which should be available from SE models and standard on Titanium tier. Advanced safety features include a rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, lane keeping system, lane departure warning, cross-traffic alerts, active park assist and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Ford Fusion Price and MPG
Fuel economy ratings aren’t disclosed for 2016 year model, let alone for 2017 Ford Fusion, but they shouldn’t be changed overall. 28 mpg combined that come from smallest engine still lead conventional lineup with 26 mpg combined from other two options follow just behind. Hybrids return 42 mpg combined, while plug-ins add 19 all-electric miles.
Prices remain in the region between $22,500 for Fusion S and $36,000 for Fusion Energi Titanium (plug-in).
2017 Ford Fusion still offers the same package as first models of second generation introduced back in 2013. There are some differences, of course, but such a handsome, quality car doesn’t really require a lot of changes to begin with.