With a push of a button you can transform Fusion Sport driving dynamics
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Packing a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Fusion Sport might just be the perfect sleeper. For those that want a stealthy sedan with a lot of performance upside, this four-door Ford might just be the ticket. It also includes adjustable driving modes, including Sport Mode, which is said to transform its behavior in seven ways.
“Fusion V6 Sport is the most powerful midsize family sedan in its class, bringing attributes more commonly found in sports cars than midsize sedans like adaptive suspension and fully enabled paddle shifters,” says Ford. “Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine produces a staggering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and yes, there are styling upgrades inside and out. But perhaps the most exciting feature is that the demeanor of Fusion V6 Sport transforms with the simple touch of a button.”
By pushing the Sport button in the middle of the rotary gear shift dial a light on the dash will indicate your Fusion Sport is even sportier. The paddle shifters become fully engaged and even the noise cancellation system changes its tune to allow more engine sounds to tantalize the driver’s ears. The real performance enhancements include stiffening the dampers, sharpening the steering, more aggressive shifting and improved throttle response.
So with just a push of the Sport button you can transform you Fusion Sport from all-business into a performance party.
Engaging Sport mode in the 2017 Fusion Sport alters seven characteristics of the Fusion Sport driving experience as outlined in this photo.