Refreshed 2017 Fusion Energi Gets Range Bump, Better MPG
The 2017 edition of the Ford Fusion Energi is notable for several reasons.
Not only does the car receive its first “refreshed” body appearance package inside and out, but the base price is lowered for 2017 (see full SE sticker below for standard features), while another premium package is added for all of those who need all the “whiz-bang” on their plug-in.
“The 2017 Fusion Energi SE Luxury will start at $33,995 with destination, $780 less than the 2016 model. However, the biggest change is a $1,610 price cut on the Titanium model, which will start at $34,995. A new top-spec Platinum version will start at $41,995 and come standard with the latest safety tech.”
When Ford announced the changes earlier this year it also alluded to an unknown increase in performance and efficiency:
“…while more efficient electric motors are expected to contribute to better fuel economy and a purer range of electric driving”
Now thanks to a 2017 edition window sticker spotted by a IEV reader (hat tip to Alan!) we can pass along the new numbers:
*- all electric range moves to 21 miles from 19 miles
*- 2017 Fusion Energi rated at 42 MPG, a 10.5% gain over the 39 MPG found in the 2016s
*- overall/blended efficiency now stands at 97 MPGe, the 2016 is rated at 88 MPG3
(The EPA has yet to upgrade its online portal to reflect 2017 Fusion Energi data)
Here is a look at the full sticker sheet for the new, based-priced 2017 Ford Fusion Energi SE:
Hat tip to Alan C!