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2017 FFE compared to 2013 FFE

Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:37 am

I have had a 2013 FFE for over two years and I just picked up a 2017 FFE. I quite enjoyed my 2013 FFE over the two years that I had it but I was often frustrated by the range limitations. Here are my impressions of the 2017 model compared to the 2013 model;

Range; I remember one situation where I was particularly frustrated by the range and fast charging on the 2013 model, I had traveled across the Metroplex and had to wait for over two hours to L2 charge siting right beside a CCS charger. One of the first things I did with the 2017 model was to drive over to that CCS charger to test the fast charging system. I charged in less than half an hour and still had 62 miles of range when I got home, HUGE difference.

Seats; I was pleasantly surprised by the differences between the 2013 and 2017 seats. The 2013 has 2-way adjustment head rests that always annoyed me, the 4-way adjustment head rests of the 2017 model are a good improvement. The lumbar lever of the 2013 was always kind of hard to reach, the 2017 has a power lumbar control and the black plastic molding at the bottom of the seats adds aesthetic appeal to the seats.

Sync 3; The graphics are better on the Sync 3 of the 2017 compared to the My Ford Touch Sync of the 2013. Sync 3 seems to have better interaction with phones but I haven't messed with that much. One thing the I liked about 2013 model that's not on the 2017 is composite inputs; even though I never used it, I liked the idea of being able to see video on the gps screen.

Torque Steer; Torque steer on the 2017 doesn't seem near as prevalent as on the 2013. The 2017 has Torque Vectoring Control that the 2013 model doesn't. I can't say for certain but I feel that the Torque Vectoring Control in some way has reduce torque steer in the 2017 model.

In many ways the 2013 and 2017 are almost identical. I did enjoy the 2013 model and in some ways I'm sorry I have to give it up. I hope whoever gets the 2013 model enjoys it as much as I did.
2017 Blue Candy FFE
2015 Teutonic Silver Fusion Energi Titanium w/Adaptive Cruise Control
2004 White GMC Envoy XL SLT 4WD

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Re: 2017 FFE compared to 2013 FFE

Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:21 am

Nice write up. I'm starting to see some '17 pre-owned show up. I have to tell you I've been seriously considering switching. I'm 8 months into my '13 and have put 10,000 amazing miles on the car however i'm at 26k with 15kWh available and it's starting to hurt.
'13 FFE 36,000 Miles w/15 Kwh left

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Re: 2017 FFE compared to 2013 FFE

Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:00 pm

What about handling and ride differences or quality between the two cars? Any difference in turns, power, speed, acceleration, suspension, cabin noise, etc?

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