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V6 Delivers Stunning 325 Horsepower

The new 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is another notch in the automaker’s sporty lineup, joining the Mustang, Shelby and Focus RS as cars you would love to bring to the party. With 380 pound-feet of torque, the Fusion Sport gets off the line quickly, especially for a midsize sedan. While the four doors make it easy for passengers to enter and exit, the powerful engine and sporty handling combine to make it a fun car for those weekend runs into the mountains. A touch of a button lets you adjust the driving mode and handling to meet road conditions and your desires for a phenomenal driving experience. You can experience the new Fusion Sport with a test drive at your Scottsdale Ford dealer, Chapman Ford.

Small Engine Delivers Big Results

While the V6 EcoBoost engine only uses 2.7 liters of displacement, it certainly packs a punch while still earning respectable mileage ratings. The Ford Fusion Sport is rated at 26 mpg on the highway but can still beat competitors in the race to 60 mph, scoring a 5.3 second time in a test by Car and Driver magazine. The engine is paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles. Continuously controlled damping, all-wheel drive and electric power-assisted steering help keep you in control as the speed climbs and the turns get sharper. Just hit the “S” button on the console to put the car into Sport mode, improving throttle response and tuning the transmission into a more aggressive program. The button also amps up the throaty roar of the exhaust, alerting those on the road to get out of the way.

Interior Offers Something for Everyone

The upscale interior of the Fusion Sport has a little something for all tastes, combining leather, matte-aluminum accents and carbon fiber to deliver a definite sporty feel. Large bolsters on the seat provide comfort and serve to keep you in one place as you power through corners. There’s plenty of leg room in the rear for kids or adults, making the Fusion Sport a perfect option for fun and your daily commute. Safety features such as blind spot alert, lane keeping assist and rear cross-traffic warning are available, helping keep you and your passengers safe. Remote start and push button start are standard, as is the Ford exclusive feature “MyKey.” MyKey lets you give the keys to a valet or friend with the peace of mind that comes with a speed limiter and other safety features. A power moonroof and in-car garage door opener are also available. Head to Chapman Ford to test drive the latest sports sedan in the Ford lineup.

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Family Mindset, Love of Performance

For people born between 1965 and 1978, a recent study shows that the Ford Explorer Sport is the SUV of choice. The research firm MaritzCX conducted a poll that shows those approaching middle age desire the Explorer Sport because it offers the utility of a family hauling vehicle without sacrificing power and performance. “Ford has a very interesting customer with this product, and what’s unusual is that many are buying it without trading anything in,” according to MaritzCX director of research Jim Mulcrone. “Our study shows that while 17 percent of all non-luxury SUV buyers classify themselves as ‘specialty professionals,’ that number is closer to one in four with Explorer Sport. It seems this product is breaking through.” See how luxury appointments and sporty performance combine for the perfect family vehicle by taking a test drive at Chapman Ford.

Gen-Exers Have Higher Household Income

Although the Ford Explorer Sport is nowhere near the top of the line when it comes to cost, the study shows that the people who buy the SUV have a household income of $175,000 per year, compared with $112,000 for those who buy other models. “When consumers look at Explorer Sport, they see all the style and performance of a luxury SUV, but at roughly $20,000 less,” said Omar Odeh, Ford marketing manager. “Our surveys show Explorer Sport owners highly rate such attributes as ‘power and pick-up,’ ‘fun to drive’ and ‘overall performance.’ The best part is they represent incremental buyers for us, in that some don’t even set out looking for the Ford brand.” Odeh said that fact proves the Explorer Sport can stand on its own, apart from the Ford brand.

EcoBoost Engine Teams With Intelligent 4WD

Ford’s amazing 3.5L EcoBoost engine powers the Ford Explorer Sport, delivering 22 mpg on the highway while still producing 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Ford’s Intelligent 4-wheel drive system delivers power to the wheel that needs it the most. Hill Descent Control is included, helping you navigate steep downward drops while keeping your vehicle under control. The Explorer Sport includes standard features such as perforated leather-trimmed seats, a trailer tow package and concert quality Sony 12-speaker sound system. See all the standard features and find out just how much fun this sporty SUV is to drive by taking a trip today to Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.