2017 Ford Taurus Release Date and Specs

Although the new 2017 Ford Taurus is an appealing rendition of the classic full-size American sedan, there are better alternatives the market that can give you a better capability. Some of its strengths include an available all-wheel-drive system, a humongous trunk, excellent crash scores, fuel-sipping four cylinder engine, and comfortable and serene ride. Its release according to our mule should be expected in May 2017 at least for the U.S.A market.

2017 Ford Taurus silver color, front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

The Taurus now enters its eighth year of production in 2017, and some areas are starting to show their age. And with the cut-throat competition known in the segment, it is likely to face an uphill task trying to remain relevant in the segment. However, Ford says the new vehicle comes with added luxury, better driving dynamics, and is feature laden.

2017 Ford Taurus side view, blue color, alloy wheels

The outgoing model’s MyFord Touch system has been phased out and in its place comes the updated Sync 3 infotainment system. According to Ford, the new systems is intuitive and more responsive. And just like the model before it, the redesigned 2017 Taurus benefits from a powerful SHO model, a massive trunk, a spacious cabin, and an available AWD option.

2017 Ford Taurus limited, black color, taillights, tailpipe, rear view

When it comes to its liabilities, though, it comes short in terms of high price tag particularly for the SHO model; may of its rivals outdone it; and the cabin is confining. That in mind, it would be vital to consider other options within its price range. They include the 2017 Kia Cadenza, 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Toyota Avalon, and the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. Those penchant on performance can consider the 2017 Chevrolet SS model.

Available Trims – Ford Taurus

2017 Ford Taurus SE front view, headlights and grille

The five-passenger 2017 Ford Taurus sedan is offered in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO trims. The RS is reviewed separately, as is the Ford police Interceptor Utility.

Interior Colors & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Ford Taurus

The SE’s list of standard features includes LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, an exterior-access keypad, automatic headlights, a six-speaker premium sound system, a 4.2-inch display, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cloth upholstery, integrated blind-spot monitoring system, a rearview camera, a CD player, two USB ports, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, cruise control, integrated blind-spot mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a  CD player, Sync voice controls, and manually reclining and lumbar six-way power front seats.

2017 Ford Taurus steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Upgrading to the SEL trim gets you automatic climate control (dual-zone), satellite and HD radio, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, front lower fascia, puddle lamps, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, satellite radio, and upgraded interior trim.

2017 Ford Taurus interior, leather seats, steering wheel

The SEL adds a Sync 3 infotainment system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, leather upholstery, an additional center speaker, power adjustable pedals, and an 8-inch touchscreen display.

The Limited trim further includes ventilated and heated power front seats (10-way), ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, and a universal garage opener.

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Both the Limited and SEL trims are qualified for high beams and automatic wipers, auto-dimming driver-side mirrors, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD radio, a power rear sunshade, heated rear seats, a blind-spot monitor, a navigation system, a rear spoiler, and 20-inch wheels.

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The sport-themed SHO trim gets most of the lower trim’s features plus a sport-tuned suspension system, black exterior trim, unique leather upholstery, the auto-dimming driver-side mirror, a more powerful turbocharged engine, 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights, and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

2017 Ford Taurus Engine Specifications

Three engines come under the hood of the 2017 Ford Taurus. The power – 288 hp and 254 lbs. ft. of torque produced by the 3.5L V6 engine gets sent to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Next up is the 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque rated four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine. Front wheel drive is also standard, as is the six-speed auto. Ford puts its EPA fuel consumption stats at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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Finally, the performance-and sport-themed SHO employs a 3.5L V6 engine good for 365 horsepower and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. Here, the power is sent to all the wheels via the shift manual control paddles.

A time of 5.8 seconds is what you require to zoom from 0-60 mph with the SHO trim model.

Price & 2017 Ford Taurus SHO Release Date

The U.S market should expect the brand new 2017 Ford Taurus in MAY 2017. The Sedan will cost you a base MSRP of $27,110, and up to $40,275 for the Taurus SHO model.

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New 2017 Ford Fusion – Release Date, Specs & Info

New safety and technology features, fuel-thrifty turbocharged engines, an available all-wheel drive, a stout power, ad a top-tier luxury-oriented rim level makes the 2017 Ford Fusion, just like its predecessors, one of the most impressive midsize sedans around. Its release date should be expected this summer, if online rumors are anything to be trusted.

2017 Ford Fusion exterior, red color

With its technology updates and, exterior and interior changes, the Fusion is well-placed to keep up with its rivals’ pace. The V6 engine, for instance, is one of the few changes that will undoubtedly make the Fusion better.

The engine is expected to come fitted under the hood of the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport model. Other upscale changes to be expected for 2017 include LED headlights, 19” wheels, a rear spoiler, a continuously controlled suspension damping, a gloss-black mesh grille, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

2017 Ford Fusion exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

There are also high-tech safety and technology features offered even for the base model. Such items include automatic parallel/perpendicular parking system, voice control functionality, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.

2017 Ford Fusion front angle, black color, grille

Still, Ford isn’t the only automaker that knows how to combine functionality with style. There are other brilliant rivals such as the fuel-efficient 2017 Honda Accord, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, which was recently redesign and offers great value for the money. You can also check out others such as the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Nissan Altima.

Nevertheless, we highly recommend the 2017 Ford Fusion especially for buyers looking for abundant style, technology, and practicality.

2017 Ford Fusion rear view, taillights

Offered Trims – Ford Fusion

The five-passenger, four-door 2017 Ford Fusion is offered in only three trims: S, SE, and Titanium. Both the Hybrid and plug-in Hybrid (Fusion Energi) reviews are covered elsewhere on the blog, as is the RT.

Interior Concept Colors & 2017 Ford Fusion Exterior Redesign

2017 Ford Fusion red color, front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories and features available for the 2017 Ford Fusion include air-conditioning, a four-speaker sound system, automatic headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, full power accessories, color-keyed lower side sills, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a folding and reclining 60/40-split rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Ford Fusion rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The Fusion SE steps up the stakes with satellite and HD radio, a rear center fold-down armrest, heated mirrors, exterior keypad entry, 17” alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, rear air ducts, an eight-way power driver seat, and heated exterior mirrors.

2017 Ford Fusion interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Options available for the SE include a special cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, front heated seats, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, and foglights. The MyFord Touch Technology package adds an SD card reader, two configurable gauge cluster displays, automatic tri-zone climate control, rear parking cameras, an RCA video input jack, and an 8-inch central LCD touchscreen display.

2017 Ford Fusion leather seats, back seats

The Titanium trim further adds a 12-speaker Sony sound system, sport front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, eight-way power adjustable passenger seat, 18” wheels, lane-keeping assist and warning a heated steering wheel, frontal collision warning, a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, a 110-V household styled power outlet, high-beam automatic control, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Ford Fusion Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Fusion is a new 2.7L turbocharged engine for the V6 Sport model. The V6 is estimated to produce about 325 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system that is engaged with a rotary gear selector.

2017 Ford Fusion engine

Other engine choices available include the base 2.5L four-cylinder engine and the EcoBoost 1.5L and 2.0L four-cylinders. The four-cylinder is rated at 175 hp and 175 lbs. ft. of torque, and the EcoBoost at 181 hp and 185 pounds-feet of torque.

The base is expected to return about 34/22/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/25/29 mpg for the EcoBoost 1.5L engine.

Price & 2017 Ford Fusion Release Date

2017 Ford Fusion release date

As already mentioned above, the 2017 Ford Fusion release date is expected this summer, and will start at $22,995. The Platinum Edition will be offered for sale for a base MSRP of $37,495, the V6 Sport model for $34,350, and the Energi and Hybrid for $33,995 and $26,060 respectively.

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New 2017 Ford Edge – Release Date, Specs & Info

With a spacious and well-trimmed interior, carlike road manners, and a generous features content, the 2017 Ford Edge is a strong choice for a five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Other strengths include a plethora of high tech and luxury features, a powerful Sport model, an efficient base engine, and a sophisticated ride quality. Its released should be expected sometime in the early beginning of 2017. 

2017 Ford Edge side view, alloy wheels

For 2017, the Edge is available in an array of eye-catching colors, including the Electric Spice, shown in one of the spy photos here. Well, with a name that perfectly substantiates what it actually is, the new model neatly balances between segments.

2017 Ford Edge spy shots

For example, it offers more space than a conventional small crossover would, without the necessarily being a third-row juggernaut such as the likes of Ford Flex and Ford Explorer. This is one crossover that is hard to match in any one specific area, and Ford hopes to leverage heavily on this to propel it to the top of its segment rankings.

2017 Ford Edge exterior, rear view

Surprisingly, the Edge, despite its generous cargo and passenger room and its midsize footprint, still manages to feel maneuverable and tidy on the road. This may partly be attributed to the recent redesign Ford did on the Edge that encompassed several improvements on its suspension and body structure. The result was a small crossover SUV that has sedan road-manners even with a weight that exceeds two tons.

2017 Ford Edge front view, hradlights, grille and alloy wheels

Its interior is covered with premium materials, at least for most of the surfaces. In fact, its center console, dash, and doors are all soft to touch. The only exception here is the hard-plastic adorned center stack. Otherwise, just about every surface the driver is commonly interacting with has a quality finish and feel.

2017 Ford Edge side view, auto show, blue color, alloy wheels

The upgraded infotainment system has been upgraded and offers faster response times and a simplified user interface than the outgoing system with was rather polarizing and slower to respond. Idiosyncrasies do exist, however, that keep Ford from being the decisive victor in this hotly contested segment. They include an underwhelming performance especially from the base model, and sluggish downshift for the automatic transmission system.

2017 Ford Edge rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the rivals you could check out include the 2017 Kia Sorento, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the recently redesigned 2017 Nissan Murano.

Available Trims – Ford Edge

Four trims – SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport – are offered for the midsize five-seat 2017 Ford Edge SUV. The 2017 Ford Edge Hybrid review is offered separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Ford Edge Interior Review

Accessories and features offered for the Edge SE rim model include a 4.2” infotainment display, a rear folding and reclining 60/40-split seatbacks, dual exhaust tips, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, active grille shutters, an acoustic windshield, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, auxiliary audio input, keyless ignition and entry, a CD player, smartphone app integration, Ford’s Sync system, and voice recognition.

2017 Ford Edge front angle, headlights and grille

The Edge SEL further adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirror, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior keyless entry pad, rear parking sensors, upgraded cloth upholstery, an adjustable passenger seat, an eight-way driver adjustable seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Ford Edge steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The Edge Titanium trim model gets ambient interior lighting, LED taillight bar, 19” wheels, HD radio, a Sony 12-speaker audio system, an eight-way front adjustable passenger seat, noise-reducing front windows, a hands-free tailgate, and driver memory settings.

2017 Ford Edge leather seats and gear shift knob

Finally, the Edge Sport model comes with an aggressive rhombus-shaped exhaust outlets and a lower fascia that help the model a standout from the rest of the trims. It offers inflatable rear seatbelts, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 21” wheels, forward collision warning system, variable-ratio steering, and the automated parallel/perpendicular parking system.

2017 Ford Edge rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Various options will also be offered for the individual trim models, but we will have to wait at least some few months ahead of its release date to get the exhaustive specs.

2017 Ford Edge Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Ford Edge is derived from several engine options offered under the hood of the SUV. Standard across except for the Edge Sport is the 2.0L four-cylinder mill rated at 245 hp and 275 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the AWD version only needs 8.3 seconds.

2017 Ford Edge engine

A 3.5L V6 is offered for both the Edge SEL and Titanium models, and is able to crank out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA says this mill should be expected to return about 26/18/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the FWD versions, and 25/17/20 mpg for the AWD models.

Finally, the Edge Sport is offered with an exclusive 2.7L turbocharged engine beneath its hood. A stonking output of about 315 horsepower and 350 pounds-ft. of torque should be expected to be churned out by the mill.

2017 Ford Edge Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Edge Release date

The Edge MSRP should be expected at around $28,700, and about $40,900 for the Edge Sport 4dr SUV. It is expected the SUV will probably go for sale in early 2017.

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