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Overview (Final Score: A-)

There’s no question that the Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking cars in its segment. Ford learned a lot from its brief ownership of Aston Martin and put that to good use in its design department. The current generation of the Fusion was introduced in 2013, with head-turning gasps.

For the 2017 model year, Ford put the Fusion through significant revision, mostly to the interior. The 2017 Fusion retains the attractive items that have kept the car a hot seller, including multiple engine choices, great looks and a roomy interior.

Updates to the 2017 Ford Fusion include a new infotainment system, utilizing Ford’s new Sync 3 system; a host of changes to the center console and bins; and additional optional features such as semi-automated parking and LED headlamps.

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The 2017 Fusion is a very well-done midsize sedan that offers something for everyone. It proves that good looks can come with smarts and practicality too.

What We Love About the 2017 Ford Fusion:

  • Strong exterior and interior looks
  • Upgrades to infotainment fix our biggest beef with the car
  • Great suite of engine choices to match any need

 

What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Ford Fusion:

  • Reliability ding with transmission recall
  • Three across in the rear seats is cramped
  • Fuel economy is hit-and-miss with engine choices

 

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Pricing and Value (9/10)

Compared to other midsize sedans, the 2017 Fusion holds only average value on its surface. But the upscale interior experience and the fact that dealerships often incentivize the Fusion to counteract the impingement of crossovers on the segment are things that raise the Fusion’s value proposition.

The Fusion remains one of the best-looking and most upscale cars in the midsize arena, despite its price tag not reflecting that fact. This is a good thing.

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Total Score and Competitive Comparison (73/80, 91%)

The Ford Fusion is a well-rounded sedan in the midsize market, but others have been busy catching up.

The Honda Accord remains a best-seller for a reason, as does the Toyota Camry. Both offer excellent interior experiences and a lot of smart appeal, but the Fusion is only rivaled by the Honda for sportiness. Neither the Accord nor the Camry have a V6 offering that’s anywhere as sport as the Fusion’s. For that, the new Chevrolet Malibu may be the Fusion’s chief rival, offering a great look and sporty option. The Mazda MAZDA6 is aged similarly to the Fusion and has plenty of exterior appeal, but falls short inside by comparison.

Shoppers should definitely cross-shop in the midsize sedan segment to find their best fit. But the 2017 Ford Fusion offers something for everyone and has a great look with a well-rounded appeal that’s hard to match. Ford is unique in its approach to offering the same sedan with a range of fuel-efficient and muscular options for buyers.

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