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.