The 2017 Ford Fusion is a very important car for the blue chip auto company and happy to report, the Blue Oval have got its mid-size sedan right in almost every way. In terms of the design, the Fusion has an upmarket, sleek, low long look about it and with its low elongated grille has an almost Aston Martin look to it. LED headlights and smart subtle accent details make the Fusion look fresh, yet contemporary.
Push button start now standard across the board on all trims, while fuel saving stop-start technology is available on all models save the b
ase model. Fords Sync 3 infotainment system is included along with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Overall, the Fusion displays a roomy, comfortable cabin, with a nice quality, fit and finish to the plastics, leathers and textiles.
We tested the Fusion Energi namely a 2017 model with its own stand alone 2.0L 4-cylinder with Atkinson cycle and the addition of a electric motor to produce a maximum total power output of 188 hp. In this fuel-efficient engine the only available transmission box is a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic, which provides power to the front wheels. The Energi uses the electric motor, which can produce 118 hp via the engine charge and a lithium-ion battery, can travel on electric mode for a distance of up to 30 kilometres in good conditions. Our Fusion Energi also came with a number of options: 18- inch premium wheels, moonroof. Active park assist, Blind spot assist, Lane Keeping system, and a gorgeous Ruby Red metallic tint paint and smart looking ebony leather heated seats and navigation system.
On the road, the ride is good and occupant comfort is high, while the Fusion provides a decent fuel economy figure of around you can expect fuel consumption to be around 5-6L/100 km, although some test driver s have reported fuel figures of 4L/100. Other surveys and independent tests have shown the Ford can Fusion can travel 800- 0ver 900 km on a full tank! With a choice of engines, trim lines and many options the Ford Fusion line offers a car for just about everyone Highly recommended as an attractive family sedan with economy and Fords legendary reliability and brand build.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi base priced from $35,088. Price with options – $42,738 including AC Excise tax, Destination and delivery.