The Detroit Auto Show is the first car’s show of the year, and this year the releases of the makers have been a ton, constantly surprising everybody and enhancing features to make even better this new generation of cars. The Ford Fusion was successful introducing the current upscale of design for the 2013 model year (having significant gains in sales), and the latest additions to the lineup features. All new engines and trims levels might turn the Fusion even better, with the popular, attractive and successful Ford’s line. The competition is hard, and with competitors as Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport 2017 is going to have it tough but backed with this update, this will be the consecration year of the model.
Ford’s also launched a class-exclusive combination of an all-wheel drive transmission and a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that, according to experts, will leave other sedans in the dust. Even comparing it out with the 2016 BMW 340. The Fusion was intended to be a high-performance sedan, made it way more powerful. This year’s features a 2.7 L Twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine capable of delivering up to 325 horsepower.
Nonetheless, the exterior suffer a refresh like the drivetrain. The exterior got an aggressive and sporty look and the interior will now come with a knob instead a lever gear selector and the updated SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto capability.
Let’s review the sedan.
Drive Train and Performance
Few mechanical’s details has been exposed but a new 2.7 L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 under the Fusion’s hood will be capable of delivering up to 325 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed gearbox in all-wheel drive setup, making this car faster and funnier to drive and 100 lb-ft of torque and nearly 50 horsepower stronger than the competence. The 2017 Fusion Sport adds continuously controlled damping for real-time suspension based on setup and road inputs. The system has a technology that allows the car – in less than of the blink of an eye – adjust the shock absorbers to greatly reduce the impact transmitted to the occupants.
Design Line and Interior
The incredible second-generation of Ford Fusion presented in 2013 was a huge step for the handsome present of this car. Audacious, good looking, fast and intimidating are the words to describe this sales-hit. The front fascia shows the similarities with front design of the new Mustang and the outgoing model. We see the style adopted by both. This time, Ford enhanced and changed the grille. Nice body panels and rear well-designed especially with the sporty look that brings those dual twin exhaust system and tiny spoiler with a dark-finished 19-inch wheels. Incredible aesthetic in general.
The interior, by the other hand, includes shy, few incorporations as the same case as the exterior. The steering wheel is the same as well as the totality of the Focus’ interior. Small changes are perceived, for example, as the adaptative cruise control system that now functions all the way down to a full stop and can resume with a tap of a button on the steering wheel, just like the Chrysler 200. Active Park Assist now supports perpendicular in addition to parallel parking and the lane departure warning camera now has pedestrian detection as part of the collision warning. SYNC 3 and the incorporation of a knob instead of a lever gear selector.
The Bottom Line
This year, the 2017 Fusion Sport come with the same intensity and as the most technology-packed Fusion ever. The performance, comfort and aesthetic design of this car are going to make the Fusion into a sales-hit-terrain again.
Starting price at US$22.995.