2017 Ford Fusion Review
Sharp handling, head-turning style, and family-approved space characterize the 2017 Ford Fusion, the latest iteration of Ford’s famous midsize car. If you’re looking for a nice-sized sedan that offers an engaging drive and chic design, the 2017 Ford Fusion is definitely worth a closer look.
Sedan shoppers in State College, Belle Fonte, and Port Matilda can learn about the Ford Fusion’s many talents and updates for 2017 in the following vehicle review by The Lake Dealerships in Lewistown, PA.
2017 Ford Fusion: Exterior & Overview
Over its 11 years in production, the Fusion’s standout features-hexagonal grille, narrowed headlights, and fierce stance-have fast become “the new face of Ford”.
For 2017, the Ford Fusion continues to wear its signature, wow-worthy build with subtle adjustments that perpetuate its luxury looks-the new Fusion grill is stretched a bit longways and full LED lighting is newly available or standard on all Fusion body styles.
This year, the Fusion family grows with the addition of two trims, the performance-oriented Fusion Sport, and the top-of-the-line Fusion Platinum. With these trims in the mix, buyers have five Fusions in total to choose from, not counting hybrid or electric powertrain versions.
Powerfully Smart Engines
The 2017 Ford Fusion continues to be one of the most spirited family sedans to drive on the market thanks to its well-thought-out engine, transmission, and steering setups. Under the hood of the base Ford Fusion S, you’ll find a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower. This engine provides well-rounded performance for daily driving.
Three additional turbocharged EcoBoost® engines are available throughout the Fusion lineup, allowing you to find the right match for your needs, depending on whether efficiency or power is more important to you in a vehicle.
The first EcoBoost® offers 181 horsepower and the highest fuel return for the model, getting an EPA-estimated 23/34 mpg for city and highway travel.
The highest engine offered after the middle 245-horsepower EcoBoost® is the all-new, exceptionally powerful 325-horsepower EcoBoost® V6 worn by the all-wheel-drive-standard 2017 Fusion Sport. This engine and its supporting equipment easily gives luxury sports sedans a run for their money.
Technology & Comfort in the 2017 Fusion
Indoors, the 2017 Ford Fusion is as sleek and appealing as it is on the outside. At the dashboard, modern trims and fabrics frame top technology, creating a premium feel. The top tech we’re referring to is SYNC® 3, Ford’s most advanced infotainment platform yet that replaces the outgoing MyFord Touch system.
SYNC® 3 has earned rave reviews for being a highly intuitive touchscreen system. Housing-connected capabilities from your smartphone, voice command technology, and an extensive library of audio options, SYNC® 3 succeeds in keeping you connected and entertained the safe way.
Spacious seating dimensions throughout the cabin-see legroom measurements of 44.3 inches upfront and 38.3 inches in the backseat-make it easy to get comfortable whether you’re sitting in the front or rear row of the Fusion. Plus, the Fusion’s 16-cubic-foot trunk is perfectly proportioned for carrying luggage, a baby stroller, or groceries.
Is the Fusion for You?
Scoring high in the areas of performance, technology, space, and design, the 2017 Ford Fusion is an incredibly well-rounded vehicle that makes a lasting statement.
Now that you’ve read about how the Fusion stacks up across categories, it’s time to experience the real deal! Those coming from State College, Belle Fonte, and Port Matilda interested in further exploring the new Ford Fusion can schedule a 2017 Ford Fusion test drive at The Lake Dealerships in Lewistown.
Our automotive pros will help you find the Fusion that meets your needs today.