Ford Fusion

You're drawn to one as much as the other. You can't take your eyes off either one. But you cannot for the life of you make a final decision.

No, there's nothing wrong with you; you're simply suffering from "Ford fascination" – a temporary condition that overcomes many potential new Ford owners who are torn between two alluring Ford vehicles.

You are debating between the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Ford Escape. You're inching closer to that final decision, but it isn't getting any easier. Before you leave, size up the vehicles one more time:

No wonder you're fixated on the 2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi has energized you with its breathtaking range; it is the only vehicle in its class that can travel 610 miles on one full tank of gas and a full battery charge. The 2017 Fusion is also America's best-selling plug-in hybrid, which tells you that you it holds great crossover appeal – filling a need among people whose driving consists of mostly short trips but who also want the ability to make longer trips before refueling or recharging.

Like many Ford vehicles, the 2017 Ford Fusion features a choice of three award-winning EcoBoost® engines: the 1.5-liter, the 2.0- liter and, in the sport version, the 2.7-liter V6.

And no wonder why on the 2017 Ford Escape has captivated you

You're not one for "buzz," but then, the reviews of the 2017 Ford Escape have created something closer to a roar – of approval. You couldn't ignore them if you tried.

Exterior styling changes to the 2017 Ford Escape caused reviewers at Car and Driver, Edmunds and Cars.com to positively swoon, with the latter saying the SUV delivers a "sophisticated, punchy driving experience." That's what you're looking for, alright.

But more than good looks are drawing you to the 2017 Ford Escape. In addition to a choice of classic Ford engines, the 2017 Ford Escape features:

  • A six-speed automatic transmission or a sportier manual transmission
  • Curve control and torque vectoring control
  • AdvanceTrac® with roll stability control™
  • Auto start-stop technology, which conserves fuel while curbing emissions

Leasing enhances the equation

As alluring as these vehicles are, Ford has sweetened the deal with leasing options. If it weren't for the prospect of leasing, you wouldn't be waging this internal debate over the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Ford Escape. Leasing is appealing because it:

  • Usually requires low or no down payment.
  • Offers a lower monthly payment.
  • Allows you to select a 2017 Ford Fusion or 2017 Ford Escape with features you would not be able to afford if you were purchasing.
  • Affords you the option to trade up to a newer vehicle at the end of your lease term.

With this, you may have found a solution to your "Ford fascination" dilemma – and one that the team at Ford Country would recommend: lease one vehicle now and then the other at the end of the term. Then you can enjoy the best that both vehicles have to offer – and won't have to take your eyes off either one.

As always, any new car purchase at Ford Country comes with FREE registration, FREE tint and a FREE cheeseburger"?