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Any good reason to go 2017 over 2016?

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#1 OFFLINE   Fastfwd75


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

Apart from the new look I mean?


Used prices are very good for the 2016; barely more than the 2014 or 2015 but the 2017 have not depreciated much yet.


Is there anything other than cosmetic that was a huge change in 2017? I think I would enjoy having sync3 with carplay in the 2016 over a 2015 or older.

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#2 OFFLINE   jj2me


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:58 AM

According to Edmunds, Sync 3 didn't come until the 2017 model:

what's new

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is most easily distinguished from last year's model by its restyled front end and standard LED exterior lighting. Inside, Ford has replaced the previous MyFord Touch system with a new Sync 3 system infotainment interface, which is easier to use. A new rotary transmission selector and push-button engine start are standard on all Fusion Energi models, as is an 11-speaker audio system. On the upper end of the spectrum, a new Platinum trim level comes with almost all options available for the Fusion Energi as standard.

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#3 OFFLINE   Kaleido


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

My cell phone won't work with my 2017. Same phone did work with my 2013. damn!

#4 OFFLINE   4cylinder


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

Advantages of the 2017:

- adaptive cruise control can come to a complete stop

- Platinum trim is awesome should you opt for that

- active park assist can do perpendicular parking as well

- The buttons for changing EV mode, park assist, etc are in a better location

- Sync3


As you can see, other than Sync3 the advantages of the 2017 only apply to loaded models. Also, I actually prefer old-school shift knobs :P


It's actually very easy to reprogram a Sync3 unit (you can buy them on ebay or from junkyards) and replace MyFordTouch in a 2013-2016 Fusion. I've done this to my 2013 hybrid and a 2015 Escape. All you need is the Sync3 unit + screen (paid $700 last time), a new USB hub (about $50 in parts, not strictly necessary if you don't need CarPlay), a Fakra GPS antenna ($15 on amazon), and the necessary wrenches/screwdrivers, and you're good to go.


4DTech and Infotainment.com will charge north of $2000 to send you pre-programmed units, but there are experts out there who will charge only $100 or so to just send you the values to program in by yourself, which is far more worthwhile. 


So if you have a better deal on a 2016 just go with that and if you really want Sync3, PM me and I can help you out.

Edited by 4cylinder, 07 November 2017 - 09:46 AM.

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