More torque than originally promised for the biturbo midsize sedan.
The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport will pack an even greater punch than we had been led to believe. When the car was introduced, Ford says its 2.7-liter biturbo EcoBoost V6 packed 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Today Ford revealed that the latter figure is actually a heady 380 lb-ft.
That makes the Fusion Sport the most powerful midsize sedan by a big margin, beating out non-turbo V6 rivals like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. The Sport is the only Fusion trim level offered with the 2.7-liter engine. The downside to all its extra grunt, however, is that it’s the least-efficient 2017 Ford Fusion, with EPA ratings of 17 miles per gallon city and 26 mpg highway.
Ford also confirmed that the Fusion Sport will start at $34,350, making it the second-most expensive non-hybrid Fusion, behind the $37,495 Platinum. Standard equipment includes all-wheel drive, a trunklid spoiler, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels with 235/45R18 tires, and Ford’s Continuously Controlled Damping suspension that can help avoid potholes. There’s an optional summer-tire package, too, for improved grip and braking.