Among plug-in hybrid Ford Fusion Energi can be kept among best available. Honda Accord plug-in hybrid remained competitor but is discontinued now.With 2017 version Ford has produced refreshed version with some essential updates. Compare to Aston Martin Ford Fusion 2017 exterior is less derivative. A new front facia, better LED head and taillapms, more angular grille, LED fog lamps, a rear fascia and lower decklid with redesigned 17 inch wheels.
Interio changes mainly involves relocated cupholders for better access to storage and longer armrest, rotary style gear selector with change center console, infotainment system which is Sync 3 is has improved a lot, in all Energi models. Platinum can have creamy quilted leather seats, antique Cocoa on steering and dashtop, by paying some more.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi has not changed front wheel drive where 2.0 liter four cylinder producing 142 hp along with 118 hp electric motor, together they produces 188 horsepower. 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery provides electric propulsion. Battery pack draws power from electric grid when parked and plugged to charger.Conventional Fusion hybrid cannot be plugged for a recharge. 2017 Ford Fusion Energy is likely to have 95,81 and 88 MPGe in city,highway and combined respectively using both gasoline and electric power.If you do not plug in often this 2017 version will be producing same 42 mpg as found in convention hybrid model.
Fusion Energi remains slow in electric mode, but is pleasent and silent in electric mode operation along with smooth ride. Sharp maneuvering required urgent check from stability control system, this is due to company focuses more on providing fuel economy rather than better resistance tires.Though drive, steer and brakes quiet well together, remember earlier version has issues of jerks, unconventional transitions. Plug-in hybrid will cost more $4000 to non plug-in hybrid models, keeping EV in mind, paying this more will not be a risk.