2017 Ford Fusion
The newly designed Fusion is more stunning than ever. With striking features you never even knew you wanted. Fusion is a car designed to be noticed.
New to the 2017 Fusion are LED headlamps that offer superior light quality over halogen bulbs while using less energy. Standard on Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport. SE offers available LED headlamps.
ROTARY GEAR SHIFT DIAL
The 2017 Fusion has a thoughtfully designed interior. For example, a new low-profile rotary gear shift dial has been specifically designed to take up less room, which opens up space for more conveniently arranged cup holders and a USB port - right where you need them.
The 2017 Fusion respects the driver and commands respect from everyone on the road. With five stunning models ranging from gas to hybrid to plug-in hybrid, Fusion offers plenty of ways to meet and exceed your driving needs.
The 2017 Fusion now has three EcoBoost® engines to choose from: the 1.5L, now with standard Auto Start-Stop Technology; the 2.0L; and new to Fusion V6 Sport, the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6. All combine three different technologies - turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) - to enhance performance and efficiency.
Engine features include:
INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Intelligent AWD* sensors balance torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheelslip can even occur. AWD is available on SE, Titanium and Platinum** and standard on V6 Sport with the 2.7L EcoBoost® engine.
*Not available on the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid.
**When equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine.
There's no doubt about it. The 2017 Fusion is one clever vehicle that empowers and delights.
SMARTGAUGE® WITH ECOGUIDE
The dual LCD SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides real-time information to help you enhance the efficiency of your Fusion Hybrid or Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid.
The MyView screen lets you customize screens to your liking. Configurable screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Left-side display screens include Engage and Empower modes.
In Engage, you'll see separate gauges for engine power and lithium-ion battery power and "EV" displayed when the vehicle is operating on battery power only. In Empower, which includes all the information in Engage, you'll also see how close you are to the gasoline engine on/off threshold and the amount of power being requested based on how far you're depressing the accelerator pedal. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. Plus, as your driving efficiency increases, the right-side cluster display grows leaves and vines.
REGENERATIVE BRAKING AND BRAKE COACH
When you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, kinetic energy is lost due to friction. During braking in the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, however, regenerative braking recovers more than 94 percent of this energy and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use.
Fusion offers a wide range of available technologies to help keep you aware of your surroundings and ever-changing traffic conditions.
PRE-COLLISION ASSIST WITH PEDESTRIAN DETECTION*
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle. While Pre-collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection may be especially helpful in unexpected situations, it does not replace the driver and has limitations, including nighttime, low and harsh lighting conditions, vehicles moving in a different direction and certain weather conditions.
Available cross-traffic alert uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you're slowly backing out of a parking spot or your driveway. If cross-traffic alert sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, you will be alerted by a visual display in the corresponding mirror and a signal in the message center. You will receive an audible alert as well.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
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