Kelley Blue Book® Reviews the All-New 2017 Ford Fusion: All-Around Improvement for an Already Great Sedan

The venerable Ford Fusion has been fully refreshed for the 2017 model year, and even has two brand-new versions: the high-end Platinum edition and the performance-focused, all-wheel drive Fusion Sport. Kelley Blue Book® recently spent time with the new 2017 Fusion and reports that Ford has given the Fusion a significant in-fusion of technology and new features that keep it highly competitive in the midsize sedan category, which also includes models like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

The 2017 Fusion has a wide range of engine options: six in all. Kelley Blue Book® recommends skipping the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder all together and instead start with the Fusion SE, which comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 178 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and is EPA-rated at 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. You could also upgrade to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (which is standard in the new Fusion Platinum), which produces out a significantly higher 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque and still achieves a very respectable 21 mpg city and 31 mpg with front-wheel drive.

The Fusion also has two hybrid versions - the Fusion Hybrid and the Hybrid Energi Plug-In. These use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor to deliver excellent fuel economy. The regular hybrid is rated at 43 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, while the plug-in is good for 97 mpg-e or 42 mpg combined, and has up to 21 miles of EV range.

New for 2017 is the Fusion Sport. Stuffed under its hood has a beefy 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

We're delighted to have the refreshed 2017 Ford Fusion in stock here at Park Rapids Ford, and it's always a popular model with Minnesota drivers. Demand has already been strong for the new Platinum and Fusion Sport models. Our Parks Rapids dealership is located at 1205 Park Avenue South, and we're convenient to the surrounding towns of Detroit Lakes, Perham, Wadena and Staples, as well as New York Mills, Sebeka, Menahga and Bemidji. Stop in today, or give us a call at (888) 476-9774 to make an appointment for a test drive.

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