2017 Ford Fusion: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Driving the 1.5-liter EcoBoost
With more torque than the standard 2.5-liter engine available over a broader range, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost does a great job in the Fusion SE. The engine management and transmission work well to keep the power in the right range, even on steady uphill climbs. Shift paddles allow downshifts to hold a gear, but aren’t intended for full-time manual shifting because the shifts are slightly delayed. Auto start-stop and active grille shutters are standard with the 1.5 EcoBoost, improving the fuel-economy rating to 23 mpg city / 34 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined.

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