Ford Fusion Named Best Family Sedan

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2017 Ford Fusion

A family car with a little thrill!

The 2017 Ford Fusion is the best car for your family. Says who, you ask? Says the people. The intelligent, advanced, sporty 2017 Ford Fusion just received the 2017 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award for the Best Family Sedan. MotorWeek reviews all sorts of vehicles each year and picks the very best in multiple categories by assessing things like innovation, safety, and durability.

So what is it about the 2017 Ford Fusion that makes it great for families? A lot of the value comes from the many advanced technologies that make the Fusion easy and safe to pilot. For instance, the Ford Fusion is the first Ford vehicle on the continent to offer adaptive cruise control. This feature monitors your speed and distance between you and other vehicles, making adjustments as needed. The Fusion is also equipped with Ford’s first pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. There are many other driver-assist technologies in the 2017 Ford Fusion, which give drivers the confidence to transport their families safely.

But a family car needs to offer a little thrill to balance things out, so the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost. This makes the sedan peppy, while the intelligent all-wheel drive promises that the Fusion Sport will have a smooth and controllable handling. Come by Palmetto Ford Lincoln to test drive the 2017 Ford Fusion and see for yourself why this is the best family sedan around.

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https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/02/09/ford-fusion-best-family-sedan-2017-motorweek-drivers-choice-awards.html   

Test Driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

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Test driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is one of the most exciting rides you can take in a mid-sized sedan. That’s in large part thanks to one very special engine that once had its home in another Ford favorite, the F-150. The 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine boasts 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Based on these numbers, you can imagine that the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport has quite a kick to its ride.

When you’re test driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport, there’s something delightfully surprising about getting comfortable behind the wheel and feeling the power of an F-150. The six-cylinder engine gives this mid-sized sedan an exceptionally quick run to 60 mph. You can choose between automatic and manual mode, depending on your preference, but the manual mode provides quick up-shifts to really give you that Sport feel.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport’s four-wheel drive successfully prevents torque steering and has a fine cornering force. Ford’s Continuously Controlled Damping suspension uses sensors to adjust suspension as needed. And while the Ford Fusion Sport works its magic to give a smooth ride with nice handling, active noise cancellation gives you a quiet ride, too. That is, unless you prefer to hear the power of the Ford Fusion Sport’s innerworkings, in which case you can hit the Sport Mode button and enjoy.

2017 Ford Fusion to Include a System for Pothole Protection

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Pothole Protection

One of the most irritating aspects of driving in the city is the constant potholes in the road. These potholes aren’t just annoying, either. They can cause your vehicle some serious damage, as well. If only there was a way to reduce the trouble potholes cause. Fortunately, Ford has the answer!

According to a Ford press release, the 2017 Ford Fusion will include a system for pothole protection.

The system included with the V6 Sport trim of the new Ford Fusion uses computer-controlled shock absorption technology to reduce the damage that potholes cause.

The 2017 Ford Fusion will be the first vehicle in its class to include this pothole protection technology.

“The new Fusion V6 Sport substantially reduces the harsh impact potholes often deliver,” says Jason Michener, Ford continuously controlled damping engineering expert. “Our new pothole mitigation technology works by actually detecting potholes and ‘catching’ the car’s wheel before it has a chance to drop all the way into the pothole.”

For all the potholes life throws your way, Ford is there to help out!

Factors that are Attracting New Ford Customers to the Brand

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Ford's Interior Design

Ford’s Interior Design

Consumer preferences are constantly evolving, changing, and progressing. It is up to auto manufacturers to harness those preferences, and offer the kinds of vehicles people want, when they want them. This includes everything from exterior and interior design, to safety features, to advanced technologies. Even more important? Finding a way to stand out from other automakers, who are striving to do the exact same thing.

Whatever Ford is doing, their strategy is working. The brand manages to not only keep their loyal customers coming back for more, but also continues to attract customers that are new to Ford Motor Company.

J.D. Power recently released its 2015 U.S. Avoider Study, which measures which factors are most important to car shoppers. The study found that a vehicle’s exterior and interior design are most highly considered by shoppers (30% of shoppers would avoid a vehicle based on exterior design alone, while 17% would move on to the next vehicle if they did not like the interior design). As such, interior design has become a major consideration for Ford’s designers and engineers.

“Vehicle interiors have witnessed one of the biggest evolutions across the history of cars in recent years,” said Raj Nair, Ford Motor Company group vice president, Global Product Development. “Not only have we introduced a great deal of useful new technology into our cars and trucks, we consistently are adding better materials, improved design and increased features across the board, from high-end vehicles to entry-level segments.”

Not just Ford’s appealing interior designs are attracting new Ford customers. Car shoppers consider fuel efficiency to be the most influential reason for choosing one car over another. Thanks to Ford’s EcoBoost engine lineup, shoppers can hardly justify passing up a Ford vehicle.

Stop by Palmetto Ford today to see what all the fuss is about!