Midsize five-passenger sedans are some of the most popular choices among shoppers in the market for a hybrid vehicle. The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, priced at the lower end of the class yet offering a host of desirable features, is one that shouldn't be overlooked. With a sleek exterior and a nicely designed, roomy cabin, the Fusion is proof that hybrid vehicles don't have to sacrifice style and comfort in the name of fuel economy.
Along with the rest of the Fusion line, the Hybrid received a number of cosmetic tweaks for 2017, including a slightly wider grille, new headlights and restyled LED taillights. Other changes include the new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, a rotary transmission selector, standard push-button engine start and updated audio systems. There's also a new, top-of-the-line Platinum trim level with just about every luxury and convenience item available in the Fusion lineup.
Propulsion comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 140 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque and combines with an electric motor for a total output of 188 hp. Together these units drive the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Charging for the 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is boosted through regenerative braking, and a sophisticated engine-control computer switches seamlessly between the two powerplants.
The Fusion Hybrid's refined interior is highlighted by quality materials, comfortable seats and logically placed, easy-to-use controls. A variety of trim levels, as well as options and accessories, facilitate considerable personalization, allowing buyers to enjoy such features as leather seating, a host of technology upgrades, premium audio, Ford Sync 3 with its 8-inch touchscreen and improved interface, and Sync Connect, which facilitates smartphone integration.
On the road, the Fusion Hybrid is smooth and comfortable and tends to be quieter than many of its competitors while still delivering fairly nimble handling for the class. Drivers unfamiliar with regenerative brakes might find them a bit grabby as they make the transition from traditional to regenerative, but compared to earlier hybrid models, they're relatively unobtrusive. Outward visibility to the front is excellent, although the sloping back end will make drivers glad there's a standard rearview camera.
Fuel economy is EPA rated at 42 mpg in combined driving (43 city/42 highway). And in Edmunds testing, the Fusion Hybrid accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 8.5 seconds, which is about average for its class.
The base Fusion S comes very well equipped with such features as dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and a sound system with CD player, while the SE and Titanium trim levels add numerous comfort, convenience and technology items. The new Platinum model comes standard with all the features of the other trims, plus such upgrades as glove-soft Venetian leather on the heated and cooled seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a host of the latest driver-assist technology. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid that best meets your needs.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Overview
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Fusion Hybrid models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Fusion Hybrid comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 Fusion Hybrid comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27360. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3219 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3219 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24141.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 11.8% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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What do people think of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Fusion Hybrid a 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Fusion Hybrid.
Vehicle Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Review It was difficult to wrap my mind around a $41K MSRP for a Ford Fusion, even after $3K in discounts. Another $4K in Federal tax write-off for it being a plug-in hydrid brought the actual price down to Earth. Cross-shopped this against the Lexus ES hybrid, Lincoln MKZ hybrid, Accord Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid. The Chevy Volt and Malibu hybrids were eliminated early because they lacked amenities and the seats were hard, as were those of the Hyundai/Kia hybrids. The Fusion Energi Platinum came equipped with every option of a maxed-out Lexus ES, and a lot of options that are not available in the Lexus. The MKZ hybrid is basically the same car for a lot more money, and doesn't come with a plug-in option. The 22 mile electric range is perfect for normal commutes, and in hybrid mode it gets around 41mpg. Active noise cancelling makes it quieter that the Toyota/Lexus hybrids, and the seats are far more comfortable. The driving assists (lane-keeping, braking and adaptive cruise control) are fantastic. Only question is reliability, but it seems very well made, with attention to detail. Down side is Ford dealers in the Southwest seemed clueless regarding hybrids, including the existence of tax incentives. Fusion Energi Platinums are also apparently rare--had to go out of state to find one. Trunk is tiny due to batteries. Update after 6 months: Just changed the oil. Very impressed by the attention to detail in areas that most people never see. In addition, oil filter and drain plugs were actually properly torqued--rare on a new car (including my 2 Lexuses). Only minor gripe is that the interior is a mismatch for the car--it's mostly the same parts as on a $20K Fusion, while the car's features and performance exceed those of a Lexus ES. Lexus ES dash and trim are classy; Fusion's are practical but relatively plain. Ergonomics are the best of any car I've owned. Rotary shifter is superior. Update after a year--no problems except dealer service broke battery terminal. Still impressed by quality and attention to detail.
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2017 ford fusion-hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 42 combined MPG 43 city MPG/41 highway MPG
2017 ford fusion-hybrid Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 42 combined MPG 43 city MPG/41 highway MPG
2017 ford fusion-hybrid Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 42 combined MPG 43 city MPG/41 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
Available Ford Fusion Hybrid 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Ford Fusion Hybrid 2017 Trims: SE, Titanium, Base, S, Platinum
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Shadow Black, Oxford White Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Lightning Blue, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Sterling Gray Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Impact Blue, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Light Ice Blue Metallic, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Metallic, Dark Side, Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Sunset, Tectonic Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Atlantis Green Clearcoat Metallic, Ice Storm, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, White Gold, Guard Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Interior Colors: Ebony cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Ebony leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Dune leather, Charcoal Black cloth, Ebony premium leather, Medium Soft Ceramic leather, Dune cloth, Earth cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Terracotta premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Mobile Internet, Remote Start, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Cooled Seats, Pre-collision safety system
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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