2017 Ford Fusion Sport

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
2017 Ford Fusion Sport is mildly revised version, competing with Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Mazda 6. 2017 Ford Fusion Sport with black mesh grille and four exhaust tips has 2.7 liter twin turbocharged and intercooled 24 valve V-6 engine to produce 325 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm, makes it first in segment to provide 380 lb-ft of torque, coming with heavy duty six speed automatic transmission which can be controlled with paddles available on leather wrapped steering wheel. All wheel drive gets computer controlled borrowed from Lincoln, helps Fusion to keep upper hand in sport league.

With throttle input involves at front tires makes torque delivery shift at rear end can be seen via live pictogram available in instrument cluster. Tachometer seems too small as of now. Its been estimated to clock 5.3 seconds for 60 mph from standstill which makes 2017 Fusion 0.5 seconds quicker over Accord V-6 sedan. When S button available in center console comes into action throttle response gets sharpen, soundtrack gets more bass, steering effort increases and adaptive dampers tightens to provide control body and wheel motion, powertrain provides better braking during sharper turns. Goodyear all season tires provides better grip with ground, summer tires comes as optional. Electrically assisted steering is fine but recommended to be more quicker during understeer. Noise cancellation remains best even in S mode and dampers enhances flat driving.

Interior in charcoal gray, leather, contrast stitching, use of hard and soft plastics, matte finished metal, faux carbon fiber and chrome touches. Ample leg and head room at both front and rear seats. Paying $40,000 you can have driver assist package (pre collision pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, blind sport monitoring, automatic guidance for parking), navigation system, sparkle paint. 2017 Ford Fusion has some updates in form of LED lighting, Sync 3 and Sync Connect infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2017 Ford Fusion is going to hold top position in this segment that is for sure.

Starting Price $34,350
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 325 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 380 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Displacement 164 cu in
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Length 191.8 in
Width 75.2 in
Height 58.2 in
Curb weight 4000 lb
Passenger volume 106 cu ft
Cargo volume 16 cu ft
0-60 mph 5.3 secs.
0-100 mph 14.6 secs.
Top speed 125 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 17/26 mpg
Pros all wheel drive maintains better ground contact, best in segment
Cons steering needs to have more feel, sporty driving seats recommended