2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

New vehicles sporting the 2017 tag at the front are starting to rollout, and luckily two of the best midsize cars are already available. The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Subaru Legacy both provide drivers with a sporty experience, while also keeping practical fuel efficiency numbers and safety features. Keep reading to see how the 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Subaru Legacy matchup goes!

The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Subaru Legacy both put up pretty impressive numbers, even at their standard levels. The standard engine in each will give you 175 horsepower to play with as well as a fast, responsive gas pedal. As far as efficiency goes, the standard engine for each will also grant highway MPG in the mid 30s.

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2017 Ford Fusion differences between the 2017 ford fusion and subaru legacy 2017 Subaru Legacy
$22,120 MSRP $21,995
2.5L I-4 Base Engine 2.5L I-4
Available All-Wheel Drive Standard
325 HP Max HP 256 HP

Differences between the 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Subaru Legacy

There’s no denying that the Subaru Legacy is impressive. Even at its standard level it comes with an all-wheel drive system and a solid 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Where it loses us a little bit is its CVT transmission, which is heavily focused on efficiency over performance. The legacy has one more available engine: a V6 with 256 horsepower, but this is also where the Ford Fusion really shines. The 2017 Ford Fusion hits similar numbers with its 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine with 245 horsepower -- which is also more efficient. However, it is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 in the Ford Fusion Sport that is unmatched with 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. This is even more horsepower than every engine in the Mustang that isn’t a V8!

The rest of the 2017 Ford Fusion tells the same story. You can get  premium, luxury features, sporty features, or even go the efficiency route with the Ford Fusion Hybrid. There are five different engine options in the Ford Fusion, compared to the two from Subaru, and its trims are more distinct. The Fusion also has an available SYNC 3 infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as numerous advanced safety features!

Ready to see if the 2017 Ford Fusion is the right midsize car for you? It matches and exceeds the Subaru Legacy in performance, while also having options for premium features. Come by Holiday Ford to see it today!!

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