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Ford Fusion 2017 sedan
Trim Shown: Hybrid Titanium
The Fusion is a delight to drive, with a supple ride and nimble handling reminiscent of a European sports sedan. All trim levels and powertrains feel solid and upscale, with a well-finished and quiet cabin. We found the optional leather seats to be more supportive than the cloth ones, and the rear seat is somewhat snug. The 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders are powerful enough, but neither has competitive fuel economy. A new high-end version, the Sport, is equipped with all-wheel drive and a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfortable, and quiet, but it costs more than $40,000. The Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid receive more-efficient electric motors for 2017. A new rotary shift dial and Ford's new and improved Sync 3 infotainment system highlight the updates to the interior.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Ford Fusion recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2009. Side and head protection air bags available, standard from 2007. ESC available in 2009, standard from 2010.

Road Test

In a class generally known for bland styling and a lack of driving excitement, the Fusion is a breath of fresh air with a stylish, fun to drive demeanor. That doesn't mean it's free of certain quirks that can erode one's enthusiasm. The Fusion looks...

Highs

  • Nimble handling makes it fun to drive
  • Absorbent ride and quiet interior makes it feel substantial and luxurious

Lows

  • EcoBoost 1.5-liter engine falls short in performance, fuel economy, and overall refinement
  • The cabin is slightly snug, the rear-seat space is tight, and the view out is limited

Best Version to Get

We suggest getting the mid-trim SE with leather seating and optional 18-inch wheels. Consider the zippy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, despite its unimpressive fuel economy. Another good combination is the SE Hybrid with the leather-seat package. We would also get the Sync 3...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (181 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (245 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (188 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)