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Ford Fusion Wins Best Family Sedan Award

The Ford Fusion was recently named the Best Family Sedan by Motorweek, demonstrating just how great this model truly is. The new Fusion comes with tons of great features and upgrades, from infotainment to safety and design. Assessing the Fusion among other sedans in the entire industry, Motorweek decided that nothing really compares to this new model.Ford Fusion - Best Family Sedan

The Fusion, according to Ford, comes with impressive new features such as a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, intelligent all-wheel drive, and controlled damping, among other things. The new Fusion also has improved aerodynamics, a tuned suspension, and more. Perhaps best of all, the new Fusion is full of advanced safety systems.

“The smartest, most technology-packed Fusion ever is the first Ford vehicle in North America to offer adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection,” reads Ford’s description. “These are among 20 driver-assist technologies available across the Fusion lineup, including Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi and Fusion Sport models.”

In addition to its comfortable interior, spacious design, and advanced safety, the new Fusion is also a great family sedan because it’s fun. It sounds simple, but it can be hard to find a family vehicle that’s truly enjoyable to drive—something the Fusion has perfected. Test drive the new Ford Fusion to see how impressive this new model truly is.

Which 2017 Ford Fusion Trim is the Best for You?

So, you’ve decided to buy a brand new car. You even know that you’d like to buy a 2017 Ford Fusion! The next question is: which trim level are you going to get?

If you don’t know a lot about cars, trims may seems like a minor detail when you’re purchasing. However, this is not the case at all. Trim levels determine different standard features that come with the vehicle. This means that each level is different, and comes with a different price tag.

Following is a very helpful infographic from The News Wheel about the different trim levels on the 2017 Ford Fusion:

2017 ford fusion trim level comparison infographic

This image shows three possible levels that you can choose from when buying a new Fusion. They look the same on the outside for the most part, but the details are what set them apart.

Price: There is a difference of more than $11,000 between all of these vehicles, but why? If you look at the engine type and features each holds, you can see where the difference lies.

Engine: If you’re not a car guru, engine may seem like an uninteresting factor. But when it comes down to it, the engine determines a lot about your vehicle. It will influence the fuel-efficiency of your car, as well as the power it can put out! We recommend test driving cars with different engines to get a feel for what they can do.

Features: This what most people look for in different trim levels. Here is where you will look for different technology, audio and safety features.

When purchasing or leasing a new vehicle, these are all great things to look for. If you’re in the market for a new Ford, visit Nick Nicholas Ford for great prices and customer service!

Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid Ups Range to 610 Miles!

“Range anxiety” is a term that has begun to crop up regularly among automakers interested in pursuing the concept of zero- and low-emissions vehicles. Many electric vehicles lack the technology to maintain a charge for more than 100 or so miles, which simply isn’t a realistic figure for many drivers with long commutes or busy lives. However, plug-in hybrids seem to be the answer to the problem for now, and Ford is pursuing this angle head-on with the new 2017 Fusion Energi hybrid.

Though it is a hybrid as opposed to a pure EV, the Fusion Energi’s current iteration has a range of about 550 miles on a full tank and charge. The combination of an electric motor with a gasoline engine allows the hybrid to use both energy sources in tandem to last longer on the road while producing fewer emissions. Now, the upcoming 2017 Fusion Energi gets a 60-mile range boost, upping the Fusion Energi’s range to 610 miles. That’s an EPA rating of 41 mpg in the city, 43 on the highway, and 42 combined. Plug-in hybrids like the Fusion Energi also allow drivers to run on just electric for up to 21 miles, switching to the gas engine when the charge runs out.

2016 Ford Fusion Energi hybrid

Wade Jackson of the Ford Fusion’s marketing department used well-known locations to put the Fusion Energi’s range in perspective, saying, “Fusion Energi — with a full battery and a full tank of gas — can go from San Diego, through Los Angeles and all the way up to San Francisco, and still have up to 110 mile of range remaining.”

The 2017 Fusion Energi hybrid achieved this kind of range through improvements to its software, as well as enhanced regenerative braking, which allows for the generation of electricity when the brakes are applied. The hybrid is preparing to launch right now, with a starting price of $33,995 and three trim levels.

Ford Fusion Technology: Autonomous Vehicles Use LiDAR Sensor

2017 hybrid Ford Fusion technology

Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicle research has made many firsts in the automotive industry, and it’s not stopping any time soon. In new research, autonomous Ford Fusion vehicles have traveled along desert roads with no headlights, thanks to LiDAR sensor technology.

Ford tested their vehicle at Ford Arizona Proving Ground. The development shows that even without cameras, the Ford Fusion technology allows the car to navigate flawlessly around winding roads. It’s ideal to have radar, cameras, and LiDAR to navigate, but LiDAR can function all on its own.

“Thanks to LiDAR, the test cars aren’t relying on the sun shining, nor cameras detecting painted white lines on the asphalt,” said Jim McBride, Ford technical leader for autonomous vehicles. “In fact, LiDAR allows autonomous cars to drive just as well in the dark as they do in the light of day.”

LiDAR technology consists of high-resolution 3D maps, complete with information about the road, road markings, geography, topography and landmarks like signs, buildings, and trees. The vehicle then uses LiDAR pulses to pinpoint itself on the map in real time.

This year, Ford plans to triple its test fleet, bringing the total to 30 self-driving Ford Fusions.

All-New 2016 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Mitigates Pothole Damage

2016 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Potholes are nasty business. In addition to making us uncomfortable, they can also significantly damage our cars, and in some cases create direct danger by causing a tire blowout.

Though we can try to avoid them, it’s not always that easy. In fact, according to AAA, pothole damage costs U.S. drivers over $3 billion every year. Fortunately, the 2016 Ford Fusion can help drivers mitigate the damage thanks to its advanced computer-controlled shock absorber system.

“The new Fusion V6 Sport substantially reduces the harsh impact potholes often deliver,” says Jason Michener, Ford continuously controlled damping engineering expert. “Our new pothole mitigation technology works by actually detecting potholes and ‘catching’ the car’s wheel before it has a chance to drop all the way into the pothole.”

The advanced suspension system comes standard on the all-new 2016 Ford Fusion V6 Sport model, which is the only midsize sedan in its class to offer this kind of technology.

If you’re tired of potholes, or just want an incredible sporty experience in a midsize car, you’ll definitely want to see what the Ford Fusion Sport is capable of doing at Nick Nicholas Ford!

Ford Takes Home Four 2014 Best Cars for the Money Awards

Want to know which automaker took home the title of most-awarded brand in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for the Money Awards? We’ll give you a hint: keep in mind that you are reading this on the Nick Nicholas Ford blog, and that while we remain objective about the success of other automakers, we’re in the business of talking up the big blue oval. Ready to guess, now? That’s correct! Ford took home four of the prestigious awards, including two three-peats and one double award-winner.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for the Money awarded the Ford Fiesta twice (and, if you’ve had the chance to drive it, you know that’s because it’s so nice), giving it the title of Best Subcompact Car and Best Hatchback. The Ford Fusion Hybrid took home Best Hybrid Car, and the Ford Edge was named Best Two-Row Midsize SUV; the victories mark the third-consecutive wins for both models.

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U.S. News & World Report considered 225 vehicles across its 21 categories, making Ford’s performance all the sweeter. The awards are determined based upon the average TrueCar.com price and five-year cost of ownership from Vincentric, LLC. combined with U.S. News’ Best Car rankings.

Want to test drive one of these award winning vehicles? Stop in and see us at Nick Nicholas this weekend for a test drive!