2017 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Ford Fusion
With every new model year comes new updates and redesigns for the cars we all love. Looking at the 2017 Ford Fusion vs the 2016 Ford Fusion will help illustrate all of the updates that have been made to this great midsize sedan for the new model year.
The 2017 Ford Fusion begins by offering several exterior updates. Ford has revised the front fascia of the Fusion adding new headlights that compliment the sleek, sporty appearance of the sedan. Changes to the interior include the addition of a rotary shifter dial.
Several technology systems have been updated on the Fusion for the 2017 model year. The car can now be equipped with the new Sync 3 infotainment system. Sync 3 replaces the MyFord Touch system that is offered on the 2016 Fusion. 2017 Fusion models can also be equipped with the an enhanced automated parking system that can parallel park the car.
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New 2017 Fusion Trim Levels
Two new trim levels will also be offered on the 2017 Fusion. The first is the luxury-oriented Platinum trim. Platinum Fusion models come equipped with an upgraded grille, upgraded leather trim, a power adjustable, heated steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet and a sunroof.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Fusion trim levels is the V6 Sport. The highlight of this trim is the Fusion’s all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine. This powerful engine is able to max out the car’s horsepower at 325 and offers 350 pound-feet of torque. Very few competing sedans can match these power numbers.
But the Fusion is about more than just power. The 2017 model offers the same 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is available on the 2016 Fusion. This engine produces a respectable 181-horsepower while earning an estimated 25 city/37 highway miles per gallon.
In addition to the EcoBoost 1.5-liter engine, both Fusion models offer the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine on the base trim levels. Both years also offer a turbocharged 240-horsepower four-cylinder as an available option.
The substantial updates made to the 2017 Ford Fusion improve on the already great 2016 model. Either car is an excellent choice. Whether you are looking for power or fuel economy, there is sure to be a Ford Fusion that will fit any need.