The Ford Fusion is a five-door sedan, which was introduced in 2005 as a 2006 model year vehicle as a substitute to the Ford Mondeo. Since introduction, the model has experienced several updates and it is going to be facelifted for the 2017 model year. The earlier updated model was unveiled at the 2016 International Motor Show, held in North America. Similar to its predecessors, the redesigned all-new 2017 Ford Fusion assures to be an inspiring medium-sized sedan around by means of fuel-competent turbocharged powertrain. Also, there are an all-wheel drive on hand, sophisticated technology and with a bounty of safety features. With the already available three models, such as S, SE, and Platinum, the 2017 model Fusion will be released with a new fourth model dubbed Sport. Therefore, among these models, the S model is considered the base model of the new Fusion.
2017 Ford Fusion front
2017 Ford Fusion Changes
Firstly, the new 2017 Fusion base model comes equipped with some standard external features, such as automatic LED headlights, LED fog lights, a rear spoiler, color-keyed lower side sills, and a set of 16-inch steel wheels.
The newly introduced Sport model comes outfitted with an all-wheel drive configuration, a controlled suspension damping, a black net grille, LED headlamps, a rear spoiler, a set of 19-inch wheels and a unique external styling.
Furthermore, it is expected to get an innovative grille design and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.
All other higher end models will come outfitted with the standard external features, like mechanical high-beam control, a sunroof, and 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. Overall, the new model Fusion will come with an attractive external design, practicality, and technology, which will set it separate from its competitors, such as 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Toyota Camry, which conventionally supports traditional styling.
The new Ford Fusion 2017 will be available in five stunning exterior colors that include:
v Oxford White Clearcoat.
v Magnetic Metallic.
v Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.
v Tectonic Metallic.
v Shadow Black.
The next gen Fusion will be constructed with the body length of 191.8 inches, width of 72.9 inches and with the height of 58.2 inches. The length of the wheelbase of the new Fusion will be 112.2 inches and its curb weight will be 3431 pounds (approx 1560 kg).
New Ford Fusion 2017 Interior
When comes to interior changes, the new Fusion 2017 will be offered with noise-deadening features. For example, the driver will have the option of undoing to consider more exhaust noise and more engine noise into the cabin for an athletic experience. The cabin will have some luxury touches, such as leather-covered door panels, a leather-enclosed steering wheel, and a unique stitching. New 2017 Ford Fusion Interior colors available are Ebony and Medium Light Stone.
Some of the standard features available with the S model include a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth audio, and Smartphone connectivity. Furthermore, there are a rearview camera, USB or iPod connectivity, folding 60:40-splt seats, complete power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control and a height-modifiable driver seat.
Some of the new technologies available with the Sport model include an improved collision alert system, a pre-accident braking system. Also, the parking assist is improved now, a front-mounted camera, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a pedestrian detection system.
In addition, all other higher end models will get standard internal features, such as an 110-Volt power outlet, automatic parallel-parking system. Finally, there is new adaptive cruise control, ventilated seats in the front, blind-spot monitor, and perforated and heated front seats. The existing MyFord Touch system and the Sync entertainment system in the current model will be replaced by the third generation Sync 3 system. In conclusion, the cabin comes with the size volume of 102.8 cubic feet and with the cargo volume of 16.0 cubic feet.
2017 Fusion New Engine, Specs
This time, different power units, including a hybrid power plant, will power the 2017 Ford Fusion. First, both the S and SE models of the new vehicle come equipped with a four-cylinder power plant with the displacement of 2.5 liters beneath their hoods. In addition, fine-tuned engine will be capable of generating the highest power of 175 horsepower and the maximum twist of 175 pounds per foot. The entire power will be sent to the front wheels of these models through a six-velocity automatic transmission system.
On the other hand, the new Fusion SE 2017 model gets two more engines beneath its hood. The first engine will be a 4-cylinder powertrain with the capacity of 1.5 liters. It produces the power of 181 ponies and the twist of 185 pounds per foot. The second powertrain will be a four-cylinder turbocharged unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This will deliver the model a healthy power of 240 ponies and the peak torque of 270 pounds per foot. Both power units will be mated to a six-velocity automatic transmission system as standard.
The newly introduced 2017 Ford Fusion Sport model comes equipped with a V6 twin-turbo powerplant from the EcoBoost family with the displacement of 2.7 liters, which was used to power the Ford F-150. First of all, this engine gives a power of 325 ponies and the required twist of 350 pounds per foot. Also, it offers better performance figures when compared to those of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and BMW 340i.
The new Fusion 2017 gets better acceleration, as well. These power units assist the new vehicle in attaining the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 7.3 seconds and assist the vehicle in getting the top speed of 124 mph. When comes to fuel economy, the new fusion offers the mileage of 22 mpg when it is driven within the city limits and 34 pg when it sprints on the highways. Furthermore, these powertrains provide it with the maximum towing capacity of 1000 pounds (approx 455 kg).
Finally, the 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid engine comes with a four-cylinder traditional powertrain displacement of 2.0 liters. It gives a solid performance in combination with an 88kW-capacity electric motor, which will be powered by a lithium-ion battery set with the capacity of 7.6 kWh. With this combination, the total power output goes up to 141 horsepower and the total torque of 129 lb-pf. A continuously variable transmission system will be used to combine the hybrid engine.
Base cost and the date of release
Although Ford has not yet revealed the base cost and release date of the new 2017 Fusion, it is expected that the new vehicle will hit the Ford dealerships during the second half of 2016. Regarding costs, the new Ford Fusion 2017 prices with the standard engines will be available at a starting of $ 23,000 and the new Fusion with the hybrid engine will be sold at a starting price of $ 36,000.