Motorweek’s Best Family Sedan

March 9th, 2017 by

The 2017 Ford Fusion has been named Best Family Sedan at the Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Awards.

According to the company’s press release, the Fusion “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.” But these are just a few of the 20 driver-assist technologies available across the Fusion lineup. But drivers’ choice awards aren’t about what the manufacturer has to say about their own product.

The Drivers’ Choice

Motorweek claims “Ford hasn’t forgotten the mid-size 4-door; applying first-in-class features “like the Fusion Sport’s continuously controlled damping or European-inspired independent MacPherson strut-type suspension. Electric power-assisted steering further complements the smooth handling. EPAS adjusts the turn ratio based on speed. When driving at low speeds, you’ll need to crank the wheel less to turn. At high speeds, steering adjustments will be less drastic. As a result, you get increased maneuverability in parking lots, and refined handling on the highway.

Other tech:

  • Auto Start-Stop is standard on the 1.5L EcoBoost.
  • New rotary gear-shift dial.
  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide

Obviously, prioritizing safety is a big part of being a family vehicle. That’s why Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is available in the Ford Fusion. Radar sensors and camera detect approaching vehicles and pedestrians and alert the driver. In the event of an impending collision, the Fusion pre-charges its brakes  so that full stopping power can be applied instantly. If the driver still doesn’t apply the brakes, the Fusion will stop automatically to prevent collision. Ford says the system “can detect a change in traffic conditions within 250 milliseconds.”

Other available safety features:

  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-Keeping Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise
  • Inflatable rear seat belts.

Conclusion

With smooth handling and an array of cutting-edge safety features, the Ford Fusion a natural choice for Best Family Sedan. Of course, at Capital Ford Winnipeg we have a great selection of Ford Fusions. You’ll find the one for you in the perfect colour and trim level. Check out inventory by following the link below.