The Fusion has been introduced back in 2012 and since then it has been available in the US while in Europe and the other parts of the World it has been available under the Mondeo name for quite some time. Thanks to its great looks, very good value for money and efficient engines, the car managed to become Ford’s best selling car with over 300,000 sold each year. This is a great feat and in order to keep it, an update has been released back at the New York Auto Show with the 2017 Ford Fusion.
2017 Ford Fusion price
The car received two all new trim levels with the Sport and the Platinum, a few changes on the inside and on the outside as well as some upgrades under the hood. The chassis remained the same as before but the car should now be quieter while driving and also a bit stiffer due to an upgraded suspension system. The Sport model also adds bigger brakes in the front and at the back as well as a few modifications on the outside. The price didn’t change all that much and when it will hit the market, the only differences over the current model will be for the new trim levels. The Sport will start its life at roughly $33,500 while the Platinum edition will start at over $37,000.
Design wise, the new 2017 Ford Fusion is nearly identical to the ongoing model and the only real upgrades, at least for the base models, are the new bumpers and the new headlights which will now be available with dual LED clusters for low and high beams. The Sport model comes in a few unique color schemes, it gets 19 inch rims as standard, a quad-exhaust setup in the back, a subtle spoiler as well as a more aggressive front bumper. The Platinum on the other hand carries over the usual bumper but it does get a unique grille, large wheels and a chrome package which really differentiate it from the rest.
2017 Ford Fusion Interior
Inside the cabin, the car is nearly identical to the ongoing model and the main differences are with the new trim levels. The Sport comes with a tweaked instrument cluster, sport seats with multiple ways of adjusting as well as accented stitching while the Platinum adds quilted leather on the seats in two different colors as well as only premium materials inside the cabin. In any case, both of them get Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment system and both of them come with all the safety features as standard.
Ford Fusion 2017 Specs
Under the hood, the regular versions of the 2017 Ford Fusion are available with the same three engines as before, a 168 horsepower 2.5 liter unit, a 178 horsepower 1.5 liter EcoBoost as well as a 2 liter unit with 245 horsepower. All three of them can only be had with an 8 speed automatic but only the EcoBoost versions will be available with all wheel drive. A hybrid will also be available in two different trim levels, a plug-in model and a regular hybrid. Both of these will use a 2 liter inline 4 petrol engine coupled to an electric motor for a total combined output of around 190 horsepower. The only difference over the older model will be the calibrated regenerative braking system.
The biggest upgrade is for the Sport model which received an all new 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine which puts out a very impressive 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The engine will use the same 8 speed automatic as the others but this time around it will only be available with a standard all wheel drive system similar to that on the Focus RS.