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2017 Ford Fusion Sport

Fast Cars for Less: 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

Midsize sedans, as we’ve been told for quite some time, aren’t selling that well. They are on the decline as low fuel prices are allowing people to migrate to larger crossovers with ease. That means there are good sedans out there that manufacturers are all-too-eager to sell. If you’re looking for a good, fast sedan, might we suggest the Ford Fusion Sport?

The Fusion sports has a 2.7L V6 EcoBoost under the hood making 325 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque — which is a lot — with that power being sent to an all-wheel drive system. The only transmission, unfortunately, is a 6-speed automatic, but that doesn’t make the car a non-hoot to drive.

Continuously-controlled dampers that also help protect against potholes are standard. It’s a Fusion, so it drives pretty well for a midsize sedan. And if you’re looking for a lease, Ford has a heck of a deal right now.

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The base car, which is already pretty good, has a $241/month lease available from Ford Credit for 325 horsepower. Sure, there are more-powerful sports sedans out there, but that’s not a bad price.

If you get option-box crazy, like we often do, the car still doesn’t get out of control for price.

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With everything basically checked, including the all-weather floor mats and the illuminated scuff plates, the lease only balloons to $329/month. That’s cheaper than many deals on cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which is slower and has way less equipment.

The Fusion Sport, as built, has stop and go adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, heated and cooled seats, the before-mentioned adaptive dampers, automatic parallel and perpendicular parking, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, plus tons more. Plus, 325 horsepower.

Heck, that’s just through Ford Credit. You might even be able to find a better deal at your local dealership.

To make a long story short, now is a good time to buy a midsize sedan.

About Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring, along with the main host and producer of the Future Motoring podcast. In addition to his work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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