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Until recently, Detroit had less-than-compelling offerings when it came to hybrid sedans. The Ford Fusion Hybrid changes this state of affairs, and it does so decisively. Boasting eye-popping EPA fuel economy ratings of 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, the Fusion Hybrid easily outdoes the Toyota Camry Hybrid (33 mpg city and 34 mpg highway) and should compare favorably to the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids.
Of course, driving enjoyment has never been high on the typical hybrid's hit list -- these are usually vehicles that have been optimized for fuel efficiency and power conservation. But the Fusion Hybrid delivers an unusually lively experience behind the wheel. If you're shopping for a hybrid-powered sedan, the Ford should definitely be near the top of your list. Its combination of solid driving dynamics and superior fuel economy makes it a must-drive in this burgeoning segment.
Current Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is, as its name implies, Ford's midsize family sedan but with a gasoline-electric powertrain. A 2.5-liter inline-4 teams up with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack to produce 191 horsepower. The power is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Along with a fuel mileage estimate of 39 mpg in combined driving, the Fusion Hybrid has the ability under low load conditions to propel itself to nearly 50 mph under battery power alone.
The handsome cabin boasts quality materials and a wealth of standard features. The latter include 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, the MyKey system (limits top speed and audio volume), a keyless-entry security code pad, automatic headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. There is also the Sync electronics interface (includes voice commands, Bluetooth and iPod control) and a six-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player, satellite radio and steering-wheel controls. Options include a rearview camera, a premium audio system, a sunroof and a navigation system with Sirius Travel Link.
In reviews, we've been pleasantly surprised by the Ford Fusion Hybrid's well-sorted chassis. It's not a sport sedan, but it is sportier than you'd expect a hybrid sedan to be. Granted, there's an inherent price premium with the hybrid over a conventional Fusion sedan, and you'll still get better mileage out of cars like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius. But apples to apples, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is an excellent choice for a hybrid family sedan.
Used Ford Fusion Hybrid Models
The Ford Fusion Hybrid debuted for the 2010 model year and is similar to the current version save for some minor standard equipment differences.
Read the most recent 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid review.
If you are looking for older years, visit our used Ford Fusion Hybrid page.