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Helps Eliminate Injury From Rollovers

When you purchase a 2017 Ford Fusion from Chapman Ford, you’re getting much more than a fuel-efficient sedan that’s a pleasure to drive. The new Fusion incorporates a “Return to Park” feature that uses sensors to determine when you are exiting the vehicle. If you have not placed the vehicle in park, the Fusion will do that for you. “When we decided to go with the new rotary shifter for the 2017 Ford Fusion, the team sat together in a room to see what additional customer benefit we could bring to the table,” according to Ford’s e-shift technical expert, Mark Zyskowski. “We thought about what we could add without getting in the way of normal day-to-day scenarios and all agreed a feature to help confirm park is selected when exiting the vehicle seemed really worthwhile.”

Smart Operation Reads Your Intentions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that 360 people were killed in a recent two-year period by cars that had no one in the driver seat. The Fusion engineering team developed this system, which can detect when a driver has turned off a moving vehicle. The Fusion will first shift itself into neutral until it gets below 5 mph, then will transfer into park. It is smart enough not to kick in if you open the door with your seat belt on in case your coat is caught in the door or you are looking for parking lines.

New Fusion a Testament to Contemporary Design

The 2017 Ford Fusion is a beautiful car, sculpted to slice through the wind with maximum efficiency while still catching the eye of innocent onlookers. Features such as LED head, tail and fog lamps, smart assist technology and voice-activated controls are not only fun, but make for a more pleasant, and safer, driving experience. Seemingly simple features like the rotary shift dial make more room for cupholders, charging stations and electronic storage. There are many trim levels to choose from, but as long as you’re looking, check out the Platinum level package with cooled leather seats, a premium sport grille and 19-inch polished aluminum wheels.

There’s a Model and Price for Everyone

Make sure and take enough time during your trip to Chapman Ford to look at the wide variety of trim levels. The S model starts at just $22,120, yet still features push button start, the rotary shift dial, SYNC voice communication and a killer stereo. The Hybrid models get 43 mpg in the city and start at a very affordable $25,295. Even the most expensive Fusion, the Energi Platinum model, has a ton of luxury and safety appointments and still comes in at under $40,000.

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Ford Recognizing Need for Smart Stuff

About a third of all U.S. citizens own not just one electronic device, but a smartphone, computer and a tablet according to a recent study from Pew Research Center. They may not take all three with them in their car, but its not uncommon for a person to have a phone and a tablet, requiring some careful thought from automakers on the interior design and support required for these electronics. Ford is once again ahead of the curve, adding almost 60 percent electronic storage space in the 2017 Ford Fusion. “People love the look and feel of the Fusion, but there are always things we can do to make it better,” according to Ford architectural supervisor Kelly Whetstone. “So we looked at customer feedback, and then we honed in on the storage capacity of the car.” A redesign of the console and a new USB port makes phone storage and connectivity easier. See how it all comes together by taking a trip to your Scottsdale Ford dealer, Chapman Ford.

New Rotary Shifter Adds Room

Traditional shifter sticks are going the way of the dinosaur now that electronics take over the chores traditionally allotted to cables. The Ford Fusion has a new rotary shifter that is more aesthetically pleasing while freeing up room on the console for more electronics. “Without the larger base of the traditional shifter, there was much more room for us to add features that are important to the Fusion customer, like storage and connection,” said Hani Badawi, ergonomics engineer. “We were able to shuffle around the driver-assist controls to the base of the shifter, along with the electronic brake, for a more intuitive arrangement for the customer, as well as providing a longer armrest for significantly improved elbow comfort for drivers.”

More Ergonomics Make Driving More Comfortable

Badawi and his team spent a lot of time tweaking the interior of the Fusion, already one of the most comfortable midsize sedans on the market. The new Fusion cabin is more open and the console is less cluttered. A wider footrest pedal is a small touch, but adds quite a bit to the comfort of the driver on long trips. Slimmer pillars around the windshield add improved vision. You can see and feel the improvements on the Fusion by taking a trip to Chapman Ford.

2017 Fusion Lets You Choose Gas, Hybrid or Plug-in

The 2017 Ford Fusion is one of the most versatile platforms in the auto industry, offering drivers a choice between gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid. There are also a number of different trim levels that ensure you can enjoy a Fusion at a price you can afford. From the base S model to the Fusion Energi Platinum, the Fusion is a midsize sedan with style, performance and efficiency.

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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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Follows Lead of Explorer and Edge

With the Sport trim levels of the Explorer and Edge off to a rousing success, Ford has introduced the new Fusion Sport that employs a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. The model is in answer to consumer demands for a sportier version of the midsize sedan, which is already popular for its roominess, comfort, and hybrid option. “It’s not just Fusion buyers who want something hotter,” according to Fusion marketing manager Wade Jackson. “Owners of other midsize sedans, along with our dealers, ask repeatedly. So buyers get a 2.7-liter EcoBoost that makes 325 horsepower and a more impressive 380 pound-feet of torque.” Check in with the pros at Chapman Ford to see when the 2017 Fusion Sport will be making an appearance on the showroom floor.

New Fusion Sport Gives a Lot for the Money

Along with the power of the EcoBoost engine, the new Ford Fusion Sport comes with all-wheel drive standard along with the premium interior that is common to higher-end Fusion models and uncommon to competitors. “Cross-shoppers will be shocked by the bang for the buck our new Fusion Sport delivers,” Jackson said. The new Sport starts at $33,475, which is thousands less than comparable German sports sedans. The EcoBoost engine also outperforms competitors such as the BMW 535i, Audi A6 3.0T and Mercedes-Benz E400.

Sport Loaded With Special Features

Ford has spared no expense in loading up the 2017 Fusion Sport with tons of special features that enhance the driving experience. From the SYNC 3 infotainment system that uses state of the art voice recognition software to allow hands free control, to active noise control that keeps the cabin as quiet as your local library, Ford continues to create vehicles with the occupants in mind. Hill start assist helps you get going on those steep inclines without fear of sliding backwards, while three 12-volt power outlets make sure everyone’s electronics are always charged to the max. A tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle mounted shifters provides both comfort and the ability to get the most out of your new sport. Rear air vents, remote start and push button start are all standard features.

Fast Cars Need Top Safety Equipment

When a car has the power and torque of a Ford Fusion Sport, the safety features become even more important. When the Sport makes its way to Chapman Ford, take some time to look over the long list of safety amenities that includes dual stage airbags, side curtain airbags on both the front and back, and seat belt pretensioners. Sensor-driven driver assistance safety technology is also available on the new Fusion Sport.

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Drivers ‘Frustrated’ With Vehicle Range

One of the reasons that hybrid and electric vehicle sales have not been up to the expectations of industry experts is their lack of range. Known as “range anxiety,” consumers have repeatedly said they don’t trust the ability of an electric vehicle to always get them home without running out of power. Enter the new Ford Fusion Energi model that can travel up to 610 miles when the gas tank is full and the battery fully charged. It offers the most range of any plug-in hybrid on the market and should go a long way to relieve the frustration expressed by many consumers. Ford now offers six electrified vehicles, which you can see and test drive with a trip to Chapman Ford.

Poll Shows Drivers Underestimate Range

A Harris Poll conducted just a few months ago shows that most drivers think the highest range of any plug-in hybrid is just 261 miles. While that would be fine for most commutes, driving across the desert would leave you looking for a gas station and a place to charge up. “Plug-in hybrids are electric vehicles until you run down the battery,” according to Fusion marketing manager Wade Jackson, “then they work exactly like a conventional hybrid. Fusion Energi – with a full battery and a full tank of gas – can go from San Diego, through Los Angeles and all the way up to San Francisco, and still have up to 110 miles of range remaining.” The range for the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is up 60 miles from the 2016 model, thanks to new software and an upgraded regenerative braking system.

Plug-in Hybrid Great Option for Many

For people who don’t live in an area with a lot of plug-in stations, or for those who like to travel great distances at one time, the plug-in hybrid is a great option over the pure electric vehicle. “Fusion Energi gives them the freedom to go gas-free for shorter trips and the fuel efficiency of a gas engine for longer trips,” said Kevin Layden, director of Ford’s electrified powertrain engineering program. “And it’s very affordable.” You can see and test drive the new Fusion Energi now at Chapman Ford. Along with being a great option for more range, the Fusion is a midsize sedan that offers plenty of interior room and a feeling of sophistication. It’s the perfect car for a night out on the town or that family road trip to the theme parks of America.