Checking Out The 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid

July 17 08:11 2017 Print This Article

A few weeks ago, the awesome people at Ford Canada gave me the honor of test driving the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid for a week. I instantly fell in love with the car, just writing this post gives me a tear to my eye, I miss that car tons!

The Fusion Energi has a 118 HP electric motor to supplement the 2.0 L, 4 cylinder engine. There’s a 7.6 kWh battery that got me from Langley to Coquitlam on the highway on a full charge. On electric alone, it can go 21 miles on a full charge.

Breaking took a while to get used to, but with time it actually felt quite solid. In the beginning, it felt a bit weak.

Let’s skip all that and get to the good stuff! All the awesome tech inside the vehicle.

While the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid is amazing to drive, the tech is really what makes me go awe.

One feature that really got me was the self-parking feature. Honestly, this feature freaked me out a bit as I didn’t quite trust the car to drive itself and I kept hitting the breaks. Unfortunately, using the self-parking feature in an open parking lot with no other vehicles doesn’t work. I guess as this becomes more mainstream, myself and others will become more comfortable using this feature.

Carwashes flip the sensors on the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion out. I took the vehicle to Speedwash and the sensors just went wild with the display reporting that objects were too close to the sensors. I would suggest Ford to implement a car wash mode for this and future vehicles.

I personally love the fact that the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid has Apple Carplay. Being a huge Apple fan, this was a warm welcome. I personally love the Maps feature as Apple Maps is going to be way more accurate and intuitive than any stock navigation application offered with any vehicle.

I’m by far an auto buff, but the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid is a practical vehicle with amazing tech. I would highly recommend it. No complaints about the 2017 Ford Energi Fusion Hybrid at all.

 

 

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you'd like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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