2017 Ford Fusion SE - Review
Quietly becoming the leader in mid-sized sedans, Ford has bolstered its Fusion with a variety of options. Quietly, due to the fact that in a mid-size sedan class it is often overshadowed by the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Challenging those two, the 2017 Ford Fusion has offered something the competitors don’t. This innovation is the six types of engine options and availability for front and all-wheel drive all exclusive to the New 2017 Ford Fusion.
I myself have had the pleasure of driving the 2017 Fusion S and SE. While both being the entry level options of the Fusion, they both impressed me immensely. Starting with the differences between the two; The Ford Fusion SE exclusively has LED lights, chrome front grille, signature Ford SYNC® voice communication and entertainment, and a variety of optional upgrade packages all of which aren’t available in the Fusion S.
The exterior features a couple new editions to the 2017 Fusion. First off they have added three new colours that are sure to turn heads. Ford has released white gold, lightning blue, and metallic burgundy velvet. Ford has given the 2017 Fusion a Kardashian style surgical upgrade to the rear-end. The new upgraded on the back-end has impressed me more than any other so far. It features a new platinum trim across the trunk that causes a unique and elegant look to the taillights.
Inside the vehicle, Ford has introduced a new rotary gear shift. This gives a more smooth transition from park to drive and a quick seamless witch to reverse. It comes really in handy when backing out of a tight stall while other aggressive shoppers pass dangerously behind you. The quick transition mixed with the safety alerts on the reverse cameras assures that you won’t back into a person’s shopping buggy again. Unless you mean to after that person cut in front of you in line at Costco.
It quickly becomes apparent when you put this car into drive at how quick and smooth the ride feels. The 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine Fusion SE all-wheel drive, is accompanied by the patented Ecoboost® engine delivering 231 horsepower. While a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 175 horses fuels the Fusion S. Both have a multi-link suspension (the use of three or more suspension arms) in the rear allowing for a majestic and smooth as possible on any road surface.
The Ford Fusion comes with a 5 year/100, 000 km power-train warranty, 5 year corrosion warranty, and a roadside assistance program lasting 5 years/ 100, 000 km’s.
It’s a sportier, stylish, and more comfortable ride than most other affordable mid-size sedans. When you begin your drive, you will notice how quiet and smooth the ride feels on the road. It does however lack something else in order to stand out among the competitors. The fuel economy is pretty underwhelming at 11.3L/100km city and 7.5L/100Km highway for the Fusion Se, and 10L/100km city, 7L/100Km highway for the Fusion S. For comparison sake, the Nissan Altima has 8.8L/100km city, and 6L/100km for highway.
Fusing style, comfort, and power the Fusion has lived up to its title.
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