2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Ford Fusion


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 43 mpg City, 41 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Hybrid I-4, 188 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized sedan and must therefore compete in an incredibly competitive segment, going up against heavyweights such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford has priced the car accordingly, with models starting at $22,000. On the other end of the price spectrum, the Fusion Platinum is outfitted with a variety of luxury equipment, providing a sensible alternative to the entry-level cars sold by several luxury marques. And in the new Fusion Sport, a 325-horsepower turbocharged V6 provides plenty of punch for those looking to cruise in the fast lane.

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What's New For 2017

The Ford Fusion sees many changes for 2017. Among them is a redesigned front end, with a wider hexagonal grille with either five slats or mesh, depending on trim. New headlight styling includes LED lighting on top trims, while the taillights have been restyled. Inside, a rotary dial replaces the traditional automatic shift lever, while the SYNC3 infotainment system replaces the previous MyFord Touch. The new system includes support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new Sport trim features Fords terrific 2.7L EcoBoost V6, while a new Platinum trim sits atop the Fusion hierarchy.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 3 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2017 Ford Fusion

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Active Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors
    • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
    • Forward Collision and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • SYNC 3 911 Assist Emergency S.O.S
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: SYNC Connect, enhanced voice recognition, 8" center LCD capacitive touch-screen, pinch-to-zoom capability, AppLink, 911 Assist and two smart charging USB ports
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • 390w Regular Amplifier
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/MP3/Single-CD Player -inc: (2) driver configurable 4.2" LCD displays, 12 Sony premium speakers, HD Radio and SiriusXM radio w/6 months prepaid subscription, SiriusXM not available in AK/HI, SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by SiriusXM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" Machine-Faced Alum. w/Painted Pockets
    • Tires: 18"
    • As Tires
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Composite/Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Wing Spoiler
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Interior Features
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Leather Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Keypad
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Leather/Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
    • Premium Leather Heated/Cooled Sport Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power front seats (fore/aft, up/down, tilt, recline, 2-way power lumbar) w/3 driver side memory settings
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
    • Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Hybrid
    • Transmission: E-CVT Automatic
    • 50-State Emissions System
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Hybrid Electric Motor
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • 14 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
    • Lithium Ion Traction Battery

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 500
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 99U
    • Engine Type - Gas/Electric I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 188 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 129 @ 4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 191.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.3
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.2
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 44.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.8
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 42
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 43
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 41
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.6
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Fusion
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/45VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/45VR18
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 44J
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 4.2
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3615
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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Available Colors

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  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Ingot Silver Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

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The 2017 Ford Fusion features fresh styling inside and out. Also new for the 2017 model year are a new Fusion V6 Sport model and a new Fusion Platinum trim level. 2017 Fusion models also get the latest version of Ford Sync 3 and upgraded safety features.

The Ford Fusion is a roomy, comfortable, attractive and nimble midsize sedan, strong on stance, profile and details, to go with its great handling. The 2017 Fusion represents the fifth year of its generation, but it still fares well when compared to the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and the new and improved Chevrolet Malibu.

2017 Fusion S and Fusion SE models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 178 horsepower, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The performance from that engine doesn’t match the fastback looks.

More lively is the available 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that also gets better fuel mileage by two miles per gallon. There’s another EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo, this one 2.0 liters and 240 horsepower with an oomphy 270 pound-feet of torque and all-wheel drive.

A fourth powertrain is the one designed for fuel mileage, the Hybrid, as well as a plug-in hybrid called the Energi, both with EPA ratings of more than 40 Combined miles per gallon (we’ll cover these two in separate reviews).

The new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport features a powerful V6 engine paired with all-wheel drive. Ford isn’t kidding around about the word sport, as it’s a 2.7-liter twin turbo making 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, blowing the bigger V6 engines in the Accord and Camry out of the water. The 2017 Fusion V6 Sport comes with an active suspension, continuously controlled damping that sees potholes and prepares the shock absorbers for them before the potholes hit. The V6 Sport also gets its own styling touches, including a black mesh grille, deeper front air intakes, rear spoiler, twin exhausts, and 19-inch wheels.

The styling on all 2017 Fusion models is freshened at the nose and tail, with a wider, sleeker grille, and LED headlamps and taillamps. There’s a new chrome strip in back, and new wheels. The interior has been upgraded with a redesigned console, and there’s a new top trim model called the Platinum. Finally, 2017 Fusion gets the latest version of Ford’s interactive infotainment system, called Sync 3.

The 2.5-liter S and SE models are rated by the EPA at 21 miles per gallon city, 31 highway, and 25 combined. The 1.5-liter turbo gets 23/34/27 mpg, using the same 6-speed automatic transmission with an added feature; it uses engine coolant to warm up the transmission to make it slicker, sooner. Automatic stop-start is standard with this engine on 2017 models.

The 2.0-liter turbo with direct injection is standard on the Fusion Titanium and Platinum. Using the same 6-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, it gets an EPA-rated 21/31/25 mpg. All-wheel driving drops fuel efficiency by about two miles per gallon. It also uses the transmission warm-up, as well shutters behind the grille that close at speed to improve aerodynamics.

The 2017 Ford Fusion gets five stars overall from NHTSA for crash safety, and the top rating from the IIHS, except small overlap, where it earned Acceptable.

There are many new electronic safety systems for 2017, including adaptive cruise control that comes to a stop and back up to speed, meaning you can drive with no feet; pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection; lane-keeping; driver alerts for drowsiness; and Park Assist that will park your car perpendicular as well as parallel.


Ford Fusion S ($22,610) comes with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, manual air conditioning, power windows, four-speaker AM/FM/CD audio. Fusion SE ($24,134) gets upgraded audio, wheels and other features and is available with all-wheel drive ($27,930). The 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter Ecoboost engines are options.

Fusion Titanium ($30,880) and Titanium AWD ($32,880) employ the 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecoboost engine and features leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and other upgrades. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge. Prices may change at any moment without notice.)


The Fusion is nearly 192 inches long, with a 112-inch wheelbase, making it big for a midsize car, but then they’re all getting bigger, pushing the EPA’s definition of midsize.

The fastback shape looks dashing in dark colors, not so head-turning in the common silver. The hexagonal grille is a blatant copy of the racy Aston Martin, and it works. The tweaks for 2017 improve the flow at the front, including more shapely headlamps that are now LED, and wider fascia, with a bolder bumper, deeper intakes and glossy black grille insert.

The roofline arches gently, resembling an Audi A7 from the rear, but unmistakable Ford from the side. The Fusion boasts a strong stance and sense of proportion, low to the road like the Mazda 6.


The interior, freshened for 2017 models, is sleek and functional, with a rotary gear-selector dial in the new center console. The standard LCD screen is small, and flanked by switchgear that functions with precision.

We like the USB port that’s illuminated in the dark. Thanks to efficient organization reflecting real thought, the console has a lot of room, even with a media hub, vertical cell phone slot, enlarged center bin, better-located cupholders, and longer armrest. The Volvo-like design, open at the sides, is an improvement over the pinched Focus and Fiesta, but there’s too much glossy piano black plastic on the dash and door armrests. It shows scratches and blemishes too easily. However the rest of it is soft to the touch, and fits well.

The base cloth seats have manual adjustment, and are comfortable and supportive, although slim and clearly low-cost, as well as tilted a bit too much forward for us. But their being thin gives more room in the rear, compared to rivals, with good legroom for two adults in back. The 119 cubic feet of interior volume is just under what the EPA would call a full-size car.

The seat cushions are high, and with the available sunroof you lose a bit of headroom, so six-footers might graze the headliner in back. Same in the Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat.

The trunk is sizeable, at 16 cubic feet. Tall doors make entry and exit easy, especially on the high cushions; they close with a solid thunk. Slim roof pillars allow excellent visibility for the driver.

The new Platinum model is luxury all with way, with quilted leather seats and door panels, Venetian leather on the steering wheel, and regular leather on the instrument panel, center console, and door armrests.

Driving Impressions

The base 2.5-liter engine does okay, but a broader torque band would be nice. It doesn’t reach peach torque until 4500 rpm, so the 6-speed transmission has to work a lot.

If snappy acceleration is important to you, you need the 2.0-liter turbo, with its 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It revs quickly, and steering-wheel paddles sweeten the shifting. It’s also very smooth and silent, almost amazingly so for a four-cylinder. But the best choice might be the compromise, the 181-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbo four, for its lower price point.

Even at its heaviest, about 3700 pounds, the Fusion feels nimble and offers excellent handling. It’s up there with the Mazda 6, some Honda Accord models, and the strong new Chevrolet Malibu. Ford takes advantage of its European roots and connections, bringing sophistication to the ride and cornering that’s flat and reassuring. The steering is taut and well tuned, making the Fusion eager in a way you just don’t find in everyday midsize sedans. The steering isn’t perfect, but it’s consistent. There’s not much feedback when unwinding the wheel, and the ratio could be quicker, but it still feels sporty, at least with the larger wheels. Ride quality and handling changes between the 16-inch standard wheels and 19-inch available ones, as all cars will.

The suspension uses front struts and rear multi-links that Ford calls Control LInk. It’s absorbent while providing more firmness and composure than rivals such as the Nissan Altima. Still, the Fusion knows that it’s a family sedan and doesn’t try to pretend it’s a sports sedan. It makes the seat of our pants happy.


The Ford Fusion offers a lot in a midsize sedan, and compares favorably against its many rivals, from Camry to Passat to Malibu, especially when you consider all the standard equipment. The base engine is okay, while the 2.0 turbo is quicker and gets 2 mpg better mileage. The 6-speed automatic in both of them is smooth and sharp. The Fusion SE offers winning value in a midsize sedan.

New Car Test Drive correspondent Sam Moses contributed to this report, with staff reports by The Car Connection.

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