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The 2017 Ford Fusion Reviews Are In

July 1, 2017

The 2017 Ford Fusion Reviews Are In

Experts at Elk Grove Ford in Sacramento carry the 2017 Ford Fusion model should be your next new car purchase.  We analyzed 49 different pieces of research about the Fusion, including crash test and reliability ratings, as well as opinions from various professional automotive journalists.  In short, we did all the research for you and packaged it into one comprehensive review so you can understand how the Fusion compares to other cars in its class, then decide if it is the right car for you.

HOW MUCH WILL A FORD FUSION COST YOU?
The standard 2017 Fusion S model starts at $22,120, then the SE trim increases slightly to $23,250, the Titanium slopes up to $30,250, Platinum up starting at $36,750, and the highest model at $39,120.  The difference in price contributes to the upgrades in quality and depends on which unique features in upgrades.  For example, all of the 2017 Ford Fusion models seat up to five people with the standard S model starting with front-wheel drive only.  The SE model is the best option for drivers looking to upgrade to all-wheel drive since this comes as an inclusion to the vehicle package.

UNIQUE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DESIGNS
New exterior colors for the 2017 Ford Fusion include stylish new colors like the Lightning Blue, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and White Gold.  The 2017 Ford Fusion interior is also designed with unique features like comfortable seating that is cushioned and modifiable to fit any sized driver.  For example, a new low-profile rotary gearshift dial has been designed to take up less room to open space.  The new arrangement of the cupholders also makes holding and sipping your morning cup of coffee more convenient.  The placement of the USB port is also more easily accessible.

THE PLATINUM FUSION
Owners of the Ford Fusion Platinum Package can look forward to the following perks:

  • Cooling capabilities of driver and passenger seats
  • Leather door trim with leather-wrapped/padded instrument panel and console lid
  • Premium leather-wrapped steering wheel premium leather seat tops
  • Memory enhanced power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Polished 19-Inch aluminum wheels
  • Premium Unique Paint and V6 Sport Grille

THE SPORTY FUSION
Weighing in at 380lb.ft, the Fusion sport’s 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine and 325 horsepower packs a punch compared to the standard all-wheel drive (AWD).  The new V6 Sport series leather-trimmed seats are more likely to bring enjoyment into any driver, especially with the newly incorporated Miko suede seat inserts.  The V6 Sport grille and quad tip exhaust also define the vehicle in a unique way.  Another perk to the Fusion Sport is the premium 19-inch Dark Tarnish-painted wheels, giving the vehicle an enhanced look compared to others in its class.

Ford Fusion Hybrid vs Ford Fusion (gas only)
When deciding between getting the fuel-sipping Ford Fusion Hybrid and the gas-only Fusion, looking at fuel economy and price can help you make a plausible decision. The Fusion Hybrid gets almost double the fuel economy of the gas-only Fusion, having a value of EPA 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. This rise in fuel economy comes at a higher cost or roughly $3,175, as the base model gas Fusion S starts at $22,120 compared to the base model Fusion S Hybrid starting at $25,295. This means that in order to break even you would have to drive 80,000, which is roughly around five years for the average driver.

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