2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

 Dropping in a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 borrowed from the F-150 and the Edge Sport between the Fusion’s front fenders vaults this sedan to 325 horsepower and a husky 380 lb-ft of torque, making it the first modern mid-size family sedan to snap the 300-hp leash.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

  That’s an excellent start—but the Fusion development team kept their heads down to deliver a well-rounded package to support the newfound horsepower.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

 The six-speed automatic is a heavier-duty unit controlled by paddles attached to the leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

 Behind that, there’s computer-controlled all-wheel drive consisting of the usual front-drive transaxle plus a longitudinal driveshaft and a rear differential engaged on demand by a clutch.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport