An Unexpected Sleeper, The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

I’m not sure who said that mid-sized sedans have to be boring, but it definitely was not Ford! The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport has gone above and beyond to break that illusion. Standard features provide for an exciting driving experience out of a practical, yet exhilarating vehicle. The excitement begins with the 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that provides a powerful 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2017 Mustang produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft of torque.

While the power plant is extremely impressive on this mid-sized sedan, the real excitement is in the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. With the push of a button, this transmission transforms the vehicle from sleeper to monster in a multiple of ways. The first is the vehicle becomes completely at the driver’s mercy as the paddle shift becomes completely enabled allowing for precise changes. The electronic throttle programming is adjusted for extreme responsiveness.

To ensure that the engine’s responsiveness is available, the transmission converts into an extremely aggressive by lowering the gear ratio allowing for higher available torque to get off the line. This also improves grip in the corners by allowing for higher RPM, and matching down shifts for increased engine braking and shifting smoothness. Also, the power assist steering fine tunes itself to provide a much more intuitive responsive feeling in response to the road conditions. It stiffens and addes dampening in the corners to enhance the responsiveness of the vehicle while minimizing the movements of the body.

Other features that enhance the driver’s experience include a push button start with a MyKey fob. With this fob you can set limitations to the top speed to 80 MPH and have reminder chimes when certain speed limits have been reached. In addition, it also can limit the stereo to be played at 45% of the capability and remind the driver to use the seatbelt with a chime and muting the stereo until it is engaged.

If you are interested in the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport visit a Ford dealership such as Sheridan Ford.


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