2017 Ford Fusion Sport Goes On Sale, Starts From $34,350

Ford’s performance-focused Fusion Sport is now available for order.

Paying the sticker price of $34,350 will give you access to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which pumps out 325 HP and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque, making it 3 HP and 18 lb-ft (24 Nm) more powerful than a BMW 340i. The unit is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is also part of the package.

Realistically speaking, the Fusion Sport may not match its Bavarian-made competitor in all chapters, but if straight-line acceleration is what tickles your fancy, then you can consider it a bargain, since it’s almost $13,500 cheaper than the equivalent 340i xDrive.

Standard items include the continuously controlled damping and pothole mitigation tech, rear decklid spoiler, 19-inch wheels painted in Tarnished Dark and four exhaust pipes, while inside, it benefits from manual climate control, power front seats with heating function, wrapped in suede and leather, Ford SYNC, SiriusXM radio and the brand’s Intelligent Access with Remote Start.

Start ticking the options list with adaptive cruise control, navigation system, vented seats and dual-zone climate control and you will eventually pay close to $40,000. You can also have the Sport Upgrade Package, for a premium $2,000, Driver Assist Package for $1,625, Active Park Assist, which costs $995 and Power Moonroof and Universal Garage Door Opener, setting you back for an extra $1,095.

The first units of the 2017 Fusion Sport will arrive in dealers, at the end of summer, but in the meantime, you can play with Ford’s online configurator here.

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  • Six_Tymes

    nice looking car, the inside is very impressive

    • Grumpy

      still think that center stack looks dated, but agree with rest.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Five years on and it still looks good.

  • Grumpy

    Figures are incorrect. Actual are 325hp and 380lb-ft Tq.

  • xDRAN0x

    Worried about the AWD system used? FWD-biased?

    • john1168

      Probably… We’ll see I guess…..

  • Mr. Crankypants

    The previous grille shape seemed better proportioned and aggressive. The new shape isn’t as bold and looks like a mischievous smile.

    • BlackPegasus

      Agreed. This new grill reminds me of the Taurus.

  • Bo Hanan

    Just needs a 6-Speed trans. Well done Ford.

  • Christian

    Still wating for the 2,7 V6 here in Europe!

  • dumblikeyou2

    The pokey little antenna on the back looks passe. Why did they do that now? It just does nothing for the rest of the otherwise nice looking updates.

  • Enter Ranting

    It looks great for a mass-produced car. I like seeing them on the road every day. NOT something I can say about the ubiquitous new Prius.

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