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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
My first car bought in six years. Put a lot of research into it. Love this car. Black on black, tinted windows -- I get so many compliments on the exterior as well as the comfortable ride. Gas mileage is excellent. I do mostly in town driving so I average in the 30's; highway close to 40. First hybrid I have owned. I love it!!
Exterior, comfortable seating, ease of driving, fun to drive, and gas mileage.
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Our lifetime MPG is 38.9 actual (40.4 on the trip computer.) Like my conventional vehicle the mileage swings by several miles per gallon based on driving conditions and weather. Yesterday I got 53.9 MPG on the way to work and 45.4 on the way home. Having owned mostly Japanese vehicles, it will take me awhile to trust the reliability. So far we have had to replace the right front wheel bearing (under warranty). The factory tires (Michelin) need replacing already, which is disappointing. The "0" key on the driver's keypad no longer illuminates. $200 fix. The electric driver's seat is binds when you adjust it to the rear. I'm not sure hybrid tech is cost effective.
Good crash test rating. Comfortable. Attractive interior and exterior. Heated leather seats. Acceptable fuel economy for a hybrid of this size/price.
I am skeptical of the long term quality of the vehicle. I don't buy a car so that I can take time off of work and start dumping money into repairs. I've never had a vehicle with a seat that would bind when adjusting it, no matter how old it was. There is no reason that the LEDs that illuminate the keypad shouldn't last 10 years or more. The infotainment system is busy and inconvenient. The GPS is the least user-friendly that I have used. Compared to Magellan or Tom-Tom, it takes too many key strokes to navigate the menus and enter a destination.
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I bought the 2010 FFH new and we've had it for 3.5 yrs. and 40,000 miles. We only average 34 mpg, not the 40 mpg we expected. Oh well, at least nothing has failed on it. I should count my blessings, right?
SYNC and the Sony sound system with the Library hard drive.
Better mpg. Better suspension.
Loved my three years with the Fusion Hybrid. Great mileage the whole way through averaging about 5.4L/100kms. It's got great power for a car that you don't really expect it from - great on the highway for passing and a bit of fun in the corners too. Had fully loaded model and the tech you get for this price is absolutely unbeatable. This is the best value for a used car out there now if you can find one with all the goodies - The used car market has taken out most of the premium for the hybrid so you can pay nearly the same as any old Fusion and get great power, unmatched amenities, lots of fun, unreal mileage and still not pay much.
Technology for the price is unbeatable. Great drivetrain for fuel sipping or spirited driving. Seats might be as comfortable as Audi or Volvo. The hybrid - I'm actually amazed that people are still worried about it. It was flawless.
HVAC system fan squeaks in low temp - replaced under warranty once and happened again. Tri-tone white paint looks great but is really expensive to fix if you get a ding - be warned. Know that the rear seats don't fold down.
No major problems. Avg. 38 mpg. 52 in town, 43mpg to airport, 33 in winter(gas engine must run to heat coolant for heater). Good looking vehicle. Comfortable seating and ride. Fun to drive. Doesn`t save you any money. $8000 premium(only $500 Federal rebate) for hybrid, means at $4/gal you must drive this car 80,000 miles to start to break even(2000 gal times 40 mpg.)Cons-The brakes squeak horribly. The dealer saids to live with it. Claims the brake pad material is at fault. The A/C is dodgy. Somedays the car doesn't cool sufficiently. There is no cargo net or gas cap. The front end is all plastic. Rolled into a protruding trailer hitch at 3 mph and did $1400 damage.
700 miles per tank of gas Backup camera Comfortable ride and seating
Add cargo net Blind side warning system is worthless.Excessive false alarms and inactivation during rain. Time delay on backup camera is irritating. Sync system is not user friendly. Another weak Microsoft product. $100 a year charge to load new maps is ridiculous. $420 to replace a lost key is outrageous.
Onwed my 2010 FFH for 23 months now just over 67,000 miles. I drive 135 miles per day combination city and highway. Mileage is 41 -44 summer (over 70 degrees) winter never worse than 35. 2 minor issues that dealer took care of rear brake squeek at 20,000 and fan blower motor replacement at 30,000. Owned a 2008 Honda civic hybrid before this, no comparision to the refinement, seemless gas/electric operation and driving comfort of the Fusion hybrid. Would buy another in a minute.
Seemless operation of hybrid system. Driving comfort.
Ford should upgrade they choice of braking material. Current material glazes over and will make noise.
Bought new in summer 2009. It's been fantastic. Since then, I've been back to the dealer for two oil changes and one unplanned visit for a braking system issue. Gas mileage depends on conditions. In the summer in Phoenix, you have to run the A/C on full all the time, which can cause a big dip, and in the winter short trips will suffer since the gas engine doesn't shut down until it gets to normal temperature. I've averaged 37.5 since new.
Love the SYNC. I didn't care when I bought the car, but now I hate driving my wife's car without it. Cool and informative gauges, and the power outlet in the back has been handy many times. The gas mileage has been less than advertised, but still excellent and I've no complaints.
The sun visors kind of suck. When you push them forward, they pop out of the clip, and if you have it on the side window, they swing around when you turn.
I own a 2010 FFH, and it is exactly as advertised and gets better than sticker mileage, your mileage may vary as the owners manual states. I do get better mileage on the highway than I do in town. I live in a small town with limited stop lights and signs so I m sure this is the reason for that. I have had a best open road mileage for a trip of 50.2 mpg figured with fill up to verify the computer figures they were within 5% of each other. The return trip netted 45.7 mpg. I drove the vehicle on its first drive from Dallas Texas where I purchased it to my town in Oklahoma and the first ever mileage from 300+ miles driven was 44.7 mpg this was highway driving at speeds 65-70 mph
Favorite feature is the hybrid system. The Nav system is a wealth of information with endless things that it can do; my experience without this option would be totally different. I recommend anyone looking to buy this vehicle pay the extra price they will not be disappointed. As the cant pay back the premium price paid for a hybrid group say. I say it is no difference than anyone buying what they want from one option package to the next. I was going to purchase a Fusion Sport and this Sport option had a higher sticker than my Hybrid so I feel I paid less for my hybrid and my gas savings started the minute I took possession of my great car.
A front camera for parking would be a great addition it is hard to tell where the front is making it hard to avoid hitting parking barriors. An entry exit seat option would also be great.
My 2010 Fusion Hybrid is less than two years old and almost right from the start it has had bolts on the rear door latches corroded to the point it is a safety issue, an AC that doesn't blow air out of the vents(or makes a clicking sound), squeaky leather seats and most recently; a bad sensor and dead battery have cost me $800 in parts, labor, rentals and lost wages due to having to take it to the shop. I even have the premium ESP and this is what i have paid out of pocket. I drive conservatively, take my car to the dealership for all work and still, i have had all of these issues. Once again, this car is less than TWO years old. Ford isn't ready for the Hybrid market.
The backup camera has come in surprisingly handy. The blind splot indicators tend to have errors.
Improve quality as much as possible.
We were getting over 40 mpg the first 4 months we owned the car, then mileage dropped to 28 mpg with no change in driving habits. Took it into Ford and they gave the song and dance that there are no error codes so they can't do any thing! So much for auto mechanics being able to figure out a problem. My guess would be a bad fuel injector or oxygen sensor being bad, but not enough to show a code. I did put in some injector cleaner even though the owner manual says not to. This actually helped and increased the mileage to about 32 mpg average. BFD I can be driving on the straight and level and the MPG gauge bounces up and down for no reason. After buying a new Mustang in 1988 and having injector problems that Ford refused to fix, I told myself I would never buy another Ford. Well I was stupid and bought one anyway.
Nice Car but doesn't live up to advertised gas mileage. I can buy a straight gas powered car that gets better milage!
I took delivery on my Fusion Hybrid Thursday and set out on a road trip on Saturday. I love everything about this car. You won't experience BMW type fun, but if you want a comfortable, poised and compliant ride with amazing gas mileage this is the car for you! I got 37.0 MPG on my first tank (105 miles city, 440 miles Interstate). I got 33.0 MPG on my all Interstate return trip. And I understand that I can expect better in warm weather. (I travelled on Feb. 9 - 10.) The interior is extremely comfortable and SYNC is cool beyond belief. I'm so glad I didn't go for the Chevy just because of On-Star! SYNC out-performs On-Star. Everyone who saw admired the styling.
I love SYNC! The drivetrain and the intrumentation are tremendous.
I haven't yet figured out how to attach my auxiliary to the stereo system. A little more clarity there would have helped.
Built in June 2010. Bought 4 months later. A high priced left-over. Had everything for MSRP 33.4k. Paid 29k(tax incl.)out the door, so gave it a star for Year-End Value! It is almost perfect. Absolutely no regrets...~so far~. Mileage, comfort, handling, suspension, brakes, dual zone climate controls, electrochromic rear view mirror, reliability, all great. Several persons asked if it was a Mercedes or an Audi? We own a 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid AWD and knew that the Fusion Hybrid could be our family sedan and we'd like it. So two Ford Hybrid products in the garage. Goodby to a great '96 Camry and we'll let son use the '06 Accord for college.
Driving ease of a CVT, BLIS, Sony sound, Navigation Sys Voice Activate, SYNC, Tri-Coat color, styling, VISIBILITY, and stone leather INTERIOR COMFORT. Oh yes, exceptional hybrid gas mileage with V6 type performance. Couldn't wait for the Volt to prove itself...
Dealers in Georgia should not order vehicles with Front License Plate Bracket. The piece of crap is riveted on to the bumper..I have my TENNIS plate in it for now...but, it'll be removed before summer. Folding side view mirrors ~could~ be a plus. I've installed mud guards front and rear, a hydraulic hood lifting system, and a folding trunk organizer. We miss fold down rear seats...BUT... Our Mariner Hybrid has them along with plenty more space, and folding mirrors.
Love this car. Absolutely love it. Want another one. The SYNC will probably be much better on the 2011
Everything... avg. 42+ overall
I've waited 6 months to write a review on my new Fusion Hybrid, to see how it's been going. I must say I made the right choice for me. 95% of my driving is in the city and I am overall averaging between 43-44 mpg - better than what Ford lists. I cannot believe the great mpg, the car is so far very solid, fun to drive, and definitely an eye catcher. Everyone I know told me to "but a real car" - now all the nay-sayers are telling me what a great choice I made and that they love this car. I really don't care what they thought anyway, but it is nice to hear. Time will tell if the mpg holds up and I am hoping it will. If you do mostly city driving - this is the car for you!
MPG, Sync, and SIRIUS
None so far
I have owned my Ford for one year now, driven it about 14,000 miles and love it. The fuel mileage is fun to watch (I live in NYC and commute to Northern NJ). When the temperature stays below about 40 Deg F I average about 35 MPG, between 40-75 Deg F about 40 MPG, and above 90 Deg F the mileage drops to about 36 MPG. I have the Sony sound system I don't know how I ever lived without the SYNC system. So far I have had no issues with the car.
SYNC system, fun to drive, fuel economy, the overall design
the battery creates trunk space issues.
I bought my fusion hybrid brand new in July 2010. Must say it caught my eye right away on the lot. I really wanted to buy the new Taurus. But I took a look at the gas mileage and said next. The car is very comfortable and fun to drive. Pricing was great for a loaded car being hybrid. the only think i don't like is that the side mirrors do not fold in. it would be nice for when I'm parking in the city. also needs a better turn by turn direction system. i just use my own gps.
sync,drivers display, the front grill
side mirrors that fold in...better turn by turn directions,drivers control memory for drivers seat and mirrors
I LOVE this car! I was looking at a Hybrid and I was thinking about a Prius but they are too small and I didn't like the futuristic interior. I would highly recommend the leather seats and, my favorite, the 8" navigation screen. Sync is fantastic voice recognition for directions, phone calls, finding places of interest, etc. Overall, a great experience that is worth every penny!
Navigation package with Sync
Standard filler cap
For the longest time i waited for an American manufacturer to develop a sedan that is good looking, economical, well designed. Finally ford has done it. I am very pleased with the car. Love to drive it, love the sync, interior, blind side alert.
Looks, fuel economy, great driving impressions, sync, interior and exterior design
More choices of rims, front seats narrows up at the shoulder level which is a little annoying, should be able to show syncs turn by turn by directions by hitting the text button
I'm coming up on my year anniversary with my Fusion Hybrid. I like the car, but am beginning to have some problems. I have my display set on providing the most information possible. It has begun resetting itself to another setting. And, I got in the car the other day and an alarm went off saying to start the car to disable the alarm. Hmm. I got out of the car, hit the lock button, and opened the door. I took it to the dealer and the door handle on the inside HAS BROKEN! Shouldn't the way you get out of the car be one of the most dependable parts? I would have expected it to be a hard metal, not plastic. I was afraid of buying domestic, I hope it wasn't a mistake.
Use quality parts, especially when they are high usage.
I have own two Toyota Prius cars since 2001 and 2005. Ford Fusion Hybrid is a much better value as it is larger, more conformable, and with more efficient hybrid system. It always starts its engine only after pulling out of the garage and you would never have to keep the garage door or window open to keep the air fresh inside.
Passenger volume, less pollution.
All-wheel drive, greater cargo volume, and more ergonomic interior.
I purchased my hybrid last mont and had not a clue how far Ford has come from the days of my Ford Vans and Mustang. The car surpasses my expectations and we call it it our American Benz. All the comfort and features you could have in a car for less than $30,000 I would recommend this car over my BMW.
GPS, Sync system, Amazing displays on the dash and many more! also the back up camera.
More exterior colors to chose from
Have owned the car 3 weeks and love driving it. Previously a lifelong Honda owner, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best car I've ever driven. Hybrid engine is superbly engineered, slipping seamlessly between electric and gas mode. Very luxurious feel inside with great features that come standard on the hybrid. Great size for fitting 2 car seats in back, plus an adult when needed. Am averaging 34-35 mpg so far, which is great with all the AC use in 100 degree weather.
Sync, dual climate control. Quiet ride, especially in electric mode. Fuel economy tracking.
Slight clicking noise from seat belt that becomes audible because the engine is so quiet.
I drive to Prescott and back to cordes, so I only have highway miles, my best mileage is 42+ and my lowest is 39.5. I fill my tank once a month. This car has made a Ford person out of me with a four cylinder that has good power although I do not push it, it has made me smile when I have had to use the passing gear. This car is something special and Ford should push it`s quality because it is there. I have made my best decision and I have never owned a foreign car and do not care for them, buy American.
Style-interior-Sinc.I bought the same car i test drove in,and that it`s got to mean something.I`m impressed.
Seems to have all i need and no changes needed.Drive one and you`ll buy one or two.
Have owned the car for 30 days, having traded a 2008 Civic Hybrid. Must say this is an amazing change for the good. Ride, room, handling, amenities, everything about it is a big plus over the Civic we really loved. Can't say enough good about my experience so far!
The graphics are fun to watch and informative. The standard radio a great choice. The ride is plush next to what we had before.
Only one I find that the AC vents don't turn upward enough for me to cool the top of the interior. I'm tall and I can tell that the AC is not getting to the top of the interior on a really hot day.
It's back in the dealership which seems unable to fix the problem of unexpected stalls whether traveling on the interstate or in the mall parking lot. I wonder how many others are experiencing this safety issue? Ford Motor seems unaware of the issue.
Gas mileage and the Microsoft navigation/entertainment system
Fix the stalling safety defect.
I've driven the Prius, the new Lexus, the Highlander, and the Civic Hybrid. In terms of ride quality and performance, none of the other hybrids are as good. The transition from electric to gas is seamless, the vehicle handles well, and accelerates quickly and quietly. I'm getting 40 mpg on average, and I drive aggressively. Consumer Reports data now overwhelmingly confirms top reliability for this car, and I know a number of other people who own them. I am very suspicious of the below reviews regarding reliability problems. Are these Honda and Toyota employees?
Styling, electric to gas transition, performance, and tech features.
Not a fan of the wheels or low positioned climate control settings.
I have had my Fusion for 3 months now and love it! I'm averaging 39.9 miles per gallon and that's a combo of back roads and highway. It's comfortable, handles well, and doesn't feel any less powerful than a gas powered car when merging or passing on the highway. I was a bit intimidated by all the technology at first but once I know how to use it - it's great and my passengers are always impressed. I don't regret my decision to trade in my Honda for this car at all!
Quiet, back up cameras, sync, and roominess. I also enjoy driving by gas stations.
memory on driver's seat. Black cloth interior shows a lot of lint and cat hair - and my cats don't ever get in my car.
I've had my 2010 Fusion Hybrid for 6 months and only get 31 mpg city/hwy. From everything I read I'm one of the very people owners that is getting this low of mileage! Dealer said that because I drive a short distance around town, that is what I will expect. I have driven 60 mi. plus and still can't get over 31 mpg. Ford advertised with city driving, you would expect the best gas mileage, not mine! I have talked to Ford Corp. and depending who you talk to I've gotten contradicting explanations. This is my only complaint with the car, but I bought it thinking I would get much better gas mileage, like reported. I can't imagine if I drove in cold weather what I would get.
I like the style, interior, backup sensor and how roomy it is.
Be realistic about the 36/41 mpg to your car buyers!
We have had the car about a month and a half. For the size of vehicle it gets good mileage. Traded in a Highlander Hybrid. Seems to be a fairly well designed vehicle. The back up camera is far superior to the Toyota and the BLIS system is great. For all the wonderful features about this car, it rides like a tank. Took a trip from Portland to Seattle and back. By the time we got home, my wife and I felt beat to death. Have discussed ride issue with Dealer and FMCO, but apparently that is the way the car is designed. You can tell this is a 4 cyl. engine, but with the electric assist it still moves.
Instrumentation, helps challenge me to see how efficient I can drive. Like the short drive mileage information. Got 70.4 MPG on one short drive. Love the sync system, especially the phone link. Backup camera and BLIS system.
Give the car a smoother ride. Memory drivers seat. Put more padding in the seats.
This car has been a nightmare, its been in the shop more than I've driven it. Traded my 2001 Honda Civic for this troublesome crap. Going to try to get it classified as a lemon and buying a Honda when I get my money back.
My first American car since 1981, and by far the most comfortable, enjoyable car I have ever owned. I have the 502 package (all the options). The gauges for the hybrid feature provide a feedback system to maximize gas mileage that is an OCD's dream come true. The Synch system, including voice-activation, jukebox, navigation screen features and sound quality, is simply awesome, and the transition between EV mode and gas engine imperceptably smooth. My only complaint is that the car is somewhat noisy at speeds exceeding 70 mph. New England winter gas mileage is only about 32 mpg, though in Spring I am now getting the full 38-40 mpg mix city and highway driving.
Synch system, including jukebox; instrument gauges with EV mode and fuel efficiency feedback; overall comfort and appearance of interior.
Driver seat position memory, quieter highway driving at top speeds.
I have only had the car for 4 months and I have already had 3 trips to the shop. Trip 1) Check engine light came on. Faulty part needed to be replaced. Trip 2) Check Engine light came on. Computer needed to be recalibrated. Trip 3) The car SHUT DOWN on the middle of the highway. I had to pull over immediately as I had no power to the car. At least the car warned me to pull over safely s soon as possible. The best part is I was able to reboot it like my computer and it worked. Another part replaced. The last ford I owned needed a new transmission practically out of the gate. Just don't buy a FORD. Especially not a Fusion Hybrid. It just isn't safe in my opinion
I loved the car until all the problems. None of the good features matter when the car spends more time in the shop than my driveway
make it more reliable
I was waiting for a hybrid that really had it all, and the FFH has it in spades. This car is plenty fast, very quiet, comfortable, corners well, has plenty of useful amenities, a wonderful Sony sound system & MS Sync, 3 yr of free voice navigation (in the non Nav equipped model), Sirius radio, many nice safety and monitoring systems, a decent size trunk and has been flawless since purchase. The car goes into electric only mode easily, and can sustain speeds of 46 mph until moving into gas engine mode. I average 41.5 mpg year round (40.3-43.6, season dependent), and live in a hilly area of Northern California. The car is a true 10 of 10.
Quiet, efficient, amenities, ride. Electric A/C is very nice--you can stop the car and run it during the hot weather if you want. Too many nice features to mention. The Sony sound sytem is magnificent. I love the USB port--have tons of podcasts to pass the time while on longer trips.
I don't like the front grill--too gaudy for my tastes. The rest of the styling is quite nice however.
This car is amazing With 2500 miles on the car I am getting 46.6 MPG since we bought the car (the long term mileage meter is 45.9 since there was some mileage already @13 MPG). My goal is 50 MPG going on I-10 and I-610 to work 20 miles each way each day and I make the goal most days. I have learned to drive the car now so that 55 MPG runs are not uncommon and best is 58.5 MPG. Performance of course depends upon driving style and there are tricks one learns. Learned a lot by talking at the mileage teams at the Shell eco- marathon (where 1000 MPG is sort of the norm). Unbelievable that a car that big (we have 3 kids) can do this
The car is BIG for a family of 5. Unintended while buying it, but the moonroof really helps in cutting AC use.
Get rid of the leather seat option (how ungreen; we had to take it). Also the green leaves default mileage is worthless and the bar chart should be the default.
outstanding in every regard. i went from a twin turbo BMW to a hybrid because I wanted to try something different. very nice ride and handles and performs well. The gas milege is amazing. after getting the car broke in ( after 6000 miles) I am getting 41 MPG in all around driving if i dont use the AC and am careful with trying to " hypermile" . I go almost 650 miles between fillups. If you drive it normal with the AC you get about 38 MPG. This car is really a "home run" I can't wait to the plug in version. The NAV and voice SYNCis very intuitive and easy to use.
hybrid fuel economy and comfort performance
Driven the car 10,000 miles in 7 months without a single hitch. Mileage averages almost exactly 40 MPG in largely city driving, but varies wildly from a low of 25 on cold, very hilly trips to a high of 70.0 on a flat to downhill trip on a warm day. The thing we did not expect about this car was the genius of its design and the fact that it just does everything very well to exceptionally well. Let people whine about having no gas cap. You really do have to search to find something not to like other than our rather lame dealer with his staff that "doesn't really believe in global warming." Just buy one already for the car itself even if you are a silly "non-believer" like the service guy.
Comfort, quiet, surprising drivability and overall quality. It's a solid car that just happens to be a wise decision for you and the environment.
Look to find a dealer with better trained sales staff than ours and a better organized service department. Would not change anything about the car.
Certain parts of this vehicle I love but at 2300 miles I already have my second service engine light on so back to the shop I go. I also don't like the complete and outright lie on the 41mpg. Fill the tank up and the estimated miles to empty is 535 miles. It is a 17 gallon tank. Do the math, that is only 31.5 miles per gallon. I do however get more than 31.5 mpg but seems dumb to say you get 41 mpg and then show you will only get 31.5 mpg after filling the tank. Maybe I just got a lemon but not happy that I am going back to service AGAIN! EV mode can work up to 47mph but only at coasting speeds. Put one small hill in the way and it is gone.
Still gets a good mileage for the size of the vehicle. Love the synch with the voice commands. BLIS is really cool and the kids love the ambient lighting.
Wish I didn't have to use my key to start the car like the Taurus. Also wish I had power mirrors and memory seats.
I was super thrilled about the Ford Fusion Hybrid and fell in love with the car at the dealership...so many amenities for the price, and I wanted a green car. But, after just 5 month, one day my car would not start. It's been just shy of 2 months since, and the dealer is STILL trying to figure it out. Ford flew out an engineer this week to fix it. Beyond that, Ford has been completely unresponsive to my calls and letters. I've driven Ford vehicles for years, so this is a major disappointment.
Fix the electrical issues. Homelink would be nice.
Nice driving car with many options if that is the way you go. Handles great at any speed, will get off the line quickly, then let off and you will be electric if you're under 47 MPH. If you drive in City traffic or drive to work under 50 MPH this is the car. Went on a 3300 mile vacation average 37.5 mostly interstate speed 80+ with some site seeing driving.
12 Speaker Radio with 2 woofers Navigation System Handling Power off the line
Cost somewhat high
I loved the sync system and the ipod sync. The built in navigation is great also. I used to fill up twice a week with my old car, now I only fill up the tank once a week. I would never buy a car without a back up camera now. It will help you get into those tight places in the city.
Voice activated Sync, Back up Cam,
Side mirrors need to fold in.
Got the metallic green with tan interior which has received lots of compliments. Just went over 1K miles and had one issue with an engine light that came on to which there was no trouble found and it hasn't returned over the last 500 miles. Took a ride with an SEL V6 first and it had nice zip. Took out the hybrid right afterward though and it rode so much smoother. I had a V6 Honda 6 speed coupe prior to this car and don't miss it at all. Sync is flawless and the whole NAV display is way sharper. Am getting between 35-36 mpg with a fairly hilly terrain and maybe 60/40 highway/city driving. Would recommend this car to anyone. Its a real winner.
Rear camera was a surprise favorite, making backing into a space a breeze. Bluetooth works flawlessly with my iPhone and the whole SYNC/NAV system is awesome. Find the Empower gauge very informative without being distracting. I would have to say though that my favorite feature is the smooth ride.
Missed my homelink until I read in a blog a simple suggestion to remove the clip from the original remote and Velcro into the driver's side door. There is a cup holder with a flat space next to it that is a perfect spot. I just lower my hand into that area and hit the button. Nuff about trunk.
Comfortable (I am 6'3" 220). Adults fit in back seat. As for mileage, I did get 700 miles on one tank around town, plotting routes like Patton and driving like a snail. Generally, Driving not so slow as to be a speed bump but not like speed racer, I get 42 around town. As for Highway, it gets considerably better mileage at 65 than at 75 (yes, legal in some states). 65mph avg highway is around 37 mpg. 75 mph avg highway is around 33 mpg. 55 mph avg highway is around 39 mpg. Got the $3400 tax credit so initial additional cost of Hybrid model was a wash. In 40,000 miles, I have saved more than 500 gallons of gas ($1300) over a car which gets 25mpg. Service at 10,000 mile intervals is nice.
Hybrid engine system and SYNC. Navigation is easy, even though there is always room for improvement, and my iPhone 3GS integrates with bluetooth seamlessly for phone and music.
Folding rear seat. Flat folding right front seat. Not a real biggie but would be nice.
Bought this car a couple of days ago. Was looking for a mid-sized Hybrid and there were really only 2 options, Camry and Fusion. Altimas is not available in VA. Tested Camry (fully loaded - nav/leather) first, was extremely disappointed. Bad drive (shudders),cheap interior,lousy console and would connect iphone (for music) in only Aeroplane mode! Seating felt very odd, felt driver seat was high, like driving a SUV. Still decided to buy (must buy a Hybrid), but also decided to check out Fusion. Went to the dealer and in 2 minutes I knew I wanted to buy this car. Much better drive, great interior, great nav and audio, a lot of small extras (check out the bliss). Congrats Ford. You did it!
Nav, Sync, BLISS, the build quality (both external and internal)
Can think of any so far. Had the car for only 2 days.
Yes, I know it's made in Mexico, but this is a home run for Ford. I get 600 miles a tank in town. I live in a part of the country that can be flat for the most part and this definitely helps MPG as I can coast quite a bit. This thing flat out rolls! It has no engine braking down hills so it can take off like a soap box derby racer. The SYNC system works flawlessly with my iPhone. Sound quality is great from the Sony speakers. I can't complain about anything so far other than a little bit of yearning for a better seat. Very satisfied with the purchase.
MPG, SYNC, Visibility, Quietness!
Better seat padding in front.
I like the ride of the car, it's very comfortable. I'm 6'3 and have plenty of room. I think the commercial touting "up to 700" per tank is hype. I've never approached that, and I drive like a grandpa according to my friends. My city driving usually averages in the 38mpg for a high. In very cold weather it went down significantly.
I have lower back pain, so I love the seat warmers. Controls on steering wheel, gas mileage is still great.
Running lights, better airconditioning, built in garage door controls, better headlights, difficult to see without having brights on
Started out very positive about the purchase. Have had Instrument cluster glitches, Sound system issues and several regenerative and hydraulic braking issues. Even after the "customer service enhancement" system reprogram last week. When the car is functiong properly (what I was sold) it's great but when the computers have issues everything suffers. Big worry is the current braking issue. They have a mind of their own when it comes to pedal pressure and actual braking of the vehicle. Brakes actually garb without warning. Tech line has shrugged off things as normal adn dealership is doing what they can but their hands are tied at the moment. Service manager is trying to do what he can.
It was the whole car but can't think of one at the moment. If things get resolved or the car is replaced....I'll write a new review. But until then.....
Replace my car
My previous vehicle was an Acura, This car is alot more fun to drive, and gets me 38 to 45 mpg day all the time. I only wish the re3ar seat folded, but that was the only place ford could fit the Hybrid battery! I would recommend this car to anyone who drives alot. It is like no American ever built!
Sync system, driver controlled dash modes, blind spot alarm for sides and rear, keyless entry, so I am never locked out of my own car.
Find a place for the battery so the rear seat can fold. Make the car a plug-in hybrid that I can recharge at night.
Love the car. Sync has a lot of issues with smartphones. Doesn't do all that it is suppose to. The seats have very little support and I am seriously considering replacing them with Recaro seats.
Technology and gas mileage
Better seats and fix the software on the sync.
I wanted to own a hybrid to be more green and ended up choosing the Fusion because you get so much more car and features for the money than the Prius, Insight or Lexus H250H. My previous car was a BMW 5 Series and I expected to have to give up a lot of features and comforts but the opposite turned out to be true! I love the elec. instrument cluster, BLUR, rear camera, great nav system with Sirius. But the coolest thing is cruising in all-electric mode when driving through the neighborhood and in parking lots. The 2.5L engine gives me enough power if I want it and the CVT gives you a really smooth driving experience. Fun to drive and low carbon emissions. Good job Ford!
Smart cluster, great looking car and watching the car stop the gas engine and use EV mode.
Would be nice to have an hand grip to pull the trunk closed so you don't have to touch the outside of the trunk if the car's dirty in the winter.
Vehicle is entertaining and exciting to drive. Looks like a real car, not a Jetson's car (Prius)! Absolutely high tech with all the gizmos anyone would want. Performance on the road is remarkable for a 4-cylinder engine. Fuel mileage is terrific even when driven as a non-hybrid car. Gets lots of attention. Vehicle will run 70++++++ MPH all day long delivering gas mileage in the high 30's. Very comfortable seats. Just a terrific car. When America builds a car like this, why would anyone buy an import? Great job Ford.
Just the looks of the car is impressive. Especially like the remote start heating/air-conditioning system, back-up camera integrated into the nav system, weather report screen, sync system is amazing, blind-side warning. Driver's information screens are entertaining. Car of the year says it all.
Would prefer a manu-matic six-speed automatic transmission vice the CVT. Needs outside folding mirrors and homelink, that's it!
Being skeptical of Ford quality after a bad experience with a 2002 model, I have been plesantly surprised by the overall performance as well as the fit & finish on this vehicle. CVT is new for me, but the engine has the torque to accellerate fairly quickly. Love the SYNC system although it is not flawless. Sound system is solid and interior finishes, although not mind blowing, have a nice high quality feel to them. The Hybrid drive is smooth and switches from gas to electric mode seamlessly. Definitely very pleased both with the driving experience and at the pump after putting 5,000 miles on it. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone considering a hybrid. BY the way, the Prius is UGLY
- Ability to drive in electric mode to about 45 mph. - Telematics package - BLISS, SYNC, etc. it top notch for this segment - Looks much nicer than comperable entry level Hybrids (Honda / Toyota especially) - Instrument display - really impacts the way you drive if you choose to pay attention
- More low speed torque from electric drive. Ability to get up to speed in electric only mode is difficult if on any incline without the gas engine kicking in. I know the trade-off is having high speed electric (up to 47 mph), but it would be awesome to have both!
Excellent quality. Smooth ride. Enjoy the Sync system. Great mileage. Still learning about all the neat features in the Sync system and the Sirius travel link system.
Mileage, Sync system, bluetooth connection for my iPhone for handsfree phone calls and to play music and podcasts on the car audio system
Need to add Homelink system
First off Ford has a winner here. The car is super solid, no interior rattles/noise and extremely comfortable ride. The interior is quiet and the car ride is smooth. Ford did not go cheap on the materials or the construction of the car. The leather sits are very soft/comfortable. So far very impressed w/this car. My strt mpg has avg high 41/43 and on hwy its been around 40/41 mpg. On short 3 mile drives Ive gotten the occasional 55+ mpg ride. Those dont happen often but when they do its an awesome feeling. One last note the mileage Ive been getting on a tank fluctuates between 615 to 675 total miles and I still have less then 1/4 of a tank. Key to good mpg is having car battery charged.
Sirius Radio and Travel Link: the Travel Link tracks storms with intensity & updates you on the fly. It also provides you with gas stations by brand, cost of fuel, and how far the gas station is from where youre at. BLIS system with Cross Traffic Alert warns you of blind spots. Rear camera.
Raise the navigation system up higher around where the air conditioner vents are at. Arm rest should be able to adjust i.e. move forward. Make it a plug-in option. Solarize Moon/Sun roof for improved battery charge. Make car antenna smaller. SmartGauge Cluster w/EcoGuide should show CO2 foot print.
Very happy overall but this car got 40 mpg (real, not dash estimate)in warm weather, but only get 35 in cold weather. Mixed highway and city driving. If you opt for comfort and features, this is a great car. If you are out for high mileage, buy a Prius.
Great dash panel. Have nav system and it is very will layed out and integrates well with cell phone. Seating very comfortable for long trips.
Figure out why the mileage suffers in cold weather. Small trunk space a negative whan traveling.
Less than a week of ownership but this is an amazing car! Was amazed by the quality and handling of this car and Eric Flores at the dealer was fantastic. I've already written a letter to Alan Mullaly! Was not looking for a hybrid, but am averaging 39+ ON THE FREEWAY! This car replaced a 2000 Toyota RAV4 with 241,000 miles. Toyota didn't even come close as a replacement consideration. Tested Chevy Equinox, Malibu, Toyota Camry, Corolla, Matrix, RAV 4 and Prius, Nissan Altima, Maxima and CUBE and Honda Civic, Insight and Accord. Ford blew them all away. You've to drive this car!
Mileage, finish and quality of the car, comfort, SUN/MOON ROOF (I've never had one before!)
So far the only thing I can think of is that I'm missing the rear window windshield wiper I had on my RAV 4. Trunk space is okay, but you lose storage space because of the battery placement behind the back seat. But I knew that going in to the deal.
I am about to reach the 2,000 mile mark on my Fusion Hybrid and I'm very impressed! I drive 2008 Camry Hybrids at work and this car beats the Camry in several areas. The CVT trans is amazing and the car is a pleasure to drive. I love the smooth quiet ride with the sure-footed handling of a performance vehicle. The standard six speaker, six-disc sound system is very nice and I have come to LOVE the Sirius Satelite Radio. I coummute 110 miles per day and average 38 mpg which is oustanding for a vehicle of this size and comfort level. - not to mention the high average freeway speeds of about 75 mph. Ford has really come up with a winner with the Fusion Hybrid.
Looks, mpg, comfort and road manner.
Locking fuel door or gas cap.
This car is one of the best I've had. I absolutely love SYNC! I've gotten up to 50 mpg in city driving! Great job Ford - an almost flawless car.
Technology! The EcoGauge especially. Chrome grille. Interior design
Make the sunglasses case a bit larger.
I read every review of this car before I purchased. This car feels like a luxury car with the NAV system, leather seats, etc. It is fun to drive and I get a lot of rave reviews from passengers. I am in the real estate business so the NAV system is a great benefit to me. I like the voice activation feature as well.
I love the safety features, including the backup camera. the blind spot alert and the warning alert when backing out of a parking spot.
I do not like the plastic grill. Some of the controls are hard to reach. I would suggest getting the NAV system to eliminate the control issue.
I recently traded in my G6 Hardtop Convertible for a 2010 FFH. My G6 while fun to drive when the top was down was getting an average of 15 mpg. This is the first Ford car I've ever owned and I'm really impressed. The car was a bit more expensive then I hoped, but all Hybrid seems to carry a hefty premium. And there is little to no incentives on them. I just made my first fill up and it was at 560 miles. Was averaging about 36-39 mpg. The fuel gauge is a little misleading. The tank holds 17.5 gallons, but the car list empty at 15 gallons. So you do have a nice reserve, though I wish it was a little more descriptive. Overall its a very fun and semi sporty sedan.
1. Backup Camera 2. Hybrid Engine/Eco Gauges 3. Nav System (Though Maps seems old) 4. Sync (Love it with my Ipod) but it could u some tweaks to the voice recognition.
For a first year this car is pretty good, only things I can really recommend are a few items the other ford cars have. 1. Park Assist (Escape has it) 2. Cold Heats (Taurus has them) 3. XM Instead of Sirus (yes I know they are the same company but I like XM better). 4. Smaller/Sleeker antenna.
I'm very fussy and hard to please technically (and not often given to spending the time to write these things). But after 800 miles I am very impressed with this vehicle. The technology in the 2010 Fusion Hybrid is simply amazing and I'm happy with my decision. (Did I mention I was impressed?) Ford build quality has significantly improved since my last Ford. I heartily recommend this vehicle. (If you're near Columbus OH, go see Mathews Ford in Newark - they were very accommodating.)
Handles nicely. Excellent ride. Comfortable seats. Refined appearance. Hybrid instrumentation is very engaging (and the configurable LCD dashboard is just awesome). Daytime Running Lights are already installed (but you have to go to the dealer to have the SJB programmed to enable them.)
Many aspects of the Nav UI are disabled when moving (the BIGGEST is not being able to set a new destination by street address). Speed limits should display for all roads. Nav should use the SYNC'd address book in my phone for dest input. DRL's should be usable without having to go to the dealer!
We purchased the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid in September 2009. We've been a Honda family since 1991 and were initially leaning toward a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L. The Honda dealership was across the street from Ford so we decided to check out the Fusion Hybrid since we heard it was nice car. Once we drove it we were sold. Great ride--super handling, quiet, solid feel. The biggest advantages over the Accord were the high tech features. The navigation system, SYNC, and blind spot awareness system are fantastic and either weren't offered or simply were nicer than Hondas. Mileage has come in at 38.5 so far in combined driving. I'm really impressed by Ford now. Amazing car...
Great ride--you don't even notice the transition between hybrid electric and the gasoline engine. The navigation with SYNC is extraordinary. Voice activation system is fun to use and the navigation systems displays everything from fuel prices to the weather. It isn't cheap, but we love it!
Wish they could make the trunk space larger. Batteries are behind the back seat and eat up roughly 12 inches of trunk space. Maybe batteries could be moved under the trunk in future design, but it is adequate for most of our needs.
I traded my Prius for this car because the Fusion is so superior. It's more comfortable, quieter, better looking, the radio is better, it gets better mileage and is just plain more fun. Bottom line, you can't go wrong here. Dump your existing hybrid and get the fusion. For sure.
It looks so sweet and the drive is just as good as it looks. I also love the driver assist chimes.
Could use a few less buttons but that's about it. This car is a winner.
Loved this car for exactly 2 months. First new car in 10 years and loved all the upgraded accessories - navigation, SYNC, smart gages. Was averaging >40 mpg combined. One day, it just would not start (the green light wouldn't come on). All other lights were on but the engine would not start. As of today, it's been in the Ford service shop for 30 days! They cannot figure out what is wrong. It's incredible that Ford would put this car on the market with this type of hidden defect and without having service mechanics (including corporate mechanical and hybrid experts) able to diagnose the problem. Ford customer service has been unresponsive. Buyers beware of the Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Exterior styling is extremely appealing. Navigation is great, smart gages really help you focus on driving for fuel efficiency, great mileage. Fun to drive (if you can get the engine to start....).
Ford needs to work on quality big time. Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010 is NOT ready for prime time.
3 mos, 1200 mi. My commute is 12 mi, 50 mph freeway in AM (44 mpg) and stop/go gridlock in PM(39 mpg). Short errands bring my average down to 40 mpg. Headlights nice and bright, with good distance and cutoff. Love the standard features - pwr pass seat, electrochromic rear view mirror, 6 CD changer, reverse alarm, driver's lumbar support, alloy wheels with Michelin MXV4 S8s, dual zone A/C, vehicle speed sensistive wipers. Considered G37 Journey (needs premium, too small inside), Genesis V6 (no dealer discount, given $1000 rebate). Still have other car (Camry LE V6). Absolutely happy with my decision on a balanced price/performance/life cycle cost/quality/reliability/USA company basis.
Great gas mileage, wonderfully subtle gas/electric transitions, stiff and quiet structure, sports sedan handling. Great base level sound system. Sync for iPod, phone, traffic, and directions. Quality interior. Quiet, except for A/C fan on high speed. Operates like a regular car, not a Prius.
Make side view mirrors foldable, move A/C controls higher on dash. Reduce vehicle weight without hurting stiffness or noise. Enlarge trunk by lowering temp spare and moving fuel vapor canister elsewhere. Make leather a stand-alone option. Raise rear seat slightly, increase rear seat toe room.
great car; I am averaging about 39.5 mpg for the first 540 miles. I love the blis lights on the side view mirrors that tells the me that someone is in my blind spot. Only 2 minor complaints;first the rear view mirror is too low on the windshield-taking away from my front vision and there are too many buttons on the dash-should have used dials. Overall a great car, but a bit on the expensive side and could use a drop more power.
blis lights on side view mirrors, warning chimes when a car is coming and I am backing out, fit and finish
move the rear view mirror higher on the front windshield and less buttons to look for
I have driven about 1,800 miles so far. Love the car. Getting 38.4 mpg combo surburban and highway driving. Friends are in awe- no sense when you drive its a hybrid. Love the leaves to give you guidance how to improve milage. Simply great handling. First Ford I have owned and I am very impressed. Liked it a lot better for comfort than Prius I tried.
blind spot warning system- fantastic option feature. worth the money.
Holder for sunglasses in car roof needs to be longer and larger- many will not fit.
Bought this car in August '09 and it was the best decision I've ever made. This car is amazing. It is so technologically advanced that it is a total surprise it was made by Ford. I've owned a 2005 BMW 525i and my wife drives a 2008 Acura TL and this car beats them both, hands down. The ride is so smooth and in my opinion it feels like it's gliding over the road. The look and feel inside and out is of a luxury car that costs 15K to 20K more. Everywhere I go people ask me questions and most of them always say the same thing: "Ford makes this?" And not to mention the fuel savings! I commute 100 miles to work each day, and went from filling up 3 times a week to 1.
Sync is awesome. The interaction between my radio, phone and mp3 player is a breeze. You talk and it understands. The BMW and the Acura always have problems with the speech recognition. Also BLIS w/ cross Traffic Alert is great.
Two things I found so far: 1. Folding mirrors. Why Ford doesn't make folding mirrors is beyond me. 2. Memory for Drivers seat. If Ford takes care of those 2 things this car will be able to compete with the best luxury cars out there!!
I have had the car almost a month. I was looking at cars all over the map (Infiniti G37, Prius, BMW 1 Series, etc.). I chose the Ford Fusion Hybrid based upon reviews and desire to try a Hybrid. Also, I liked it that Ford did not take a bail-out. Mileage is as averaged (41MPH on the first two tanks and 38MPH on my current tank). Plenty of power for everyday driving. The BLISS sensor had an error yesterday but after wiping down the side of the car it worked again. Lots of Tech (I got the 502 package). Driving it is like playing a video game - beware of distractions. Overall definitely a good choice.
SYNC, BLISS, Jukebox, Sirius Travel Link, seamless transition from electric drive to gas engine, great gas mileage.
Garage door opener, minor annoyance is that the Nav system retains the destination until you manually cancel it. After driving to a lacation, when I leave the Nav keeps trying to reroute me back until I cancel it.
Like most here, we were looking for a Hybrid or other fuel efficient car, but it had to have all luxury appointments. Traded out a Mercedes for the Fusion. (THINK ABOUT THAT !) Because we drive under 10k miles/year, all highway, and we questioned whether we should just purchase a new luxo- cruiser or go Green. We chose to split the difference. After short-listing the expected cars, we drove this Fusion Hybrid in full-tilt trim. Almost on the spot, we were sold. Expected fears of buying American, build quality, reputation, status, etc weighed on us, but this car has the goods. Seriously. Drive one. This car is much better than the Mercedes it replaced.
Sync. I learn something new every day. Tell her "I'm hungry", and wait.
Three things: Go-Keyless. Get a real windshield wiper stalk, put a keyless trunk release by the license plate.
Never thought I would ever purchase another Ford after my '88 died on me (trans, eng problems). Settled on buying a Camry Hybrid. Researched it and the Ford Hyb kept coming up on reviews. Well, read on that too plus others. Was sold by ALL the publications that thought the Ford Hyb was better. Final decision was based on the design, style, options, drivability, etc of the Fusion Hyb. Very happy with the car. Fun to drive. Achieving 41+ MPG. A few trips, got 56 MPG, especially in 45 miles or less neighborhood driving. Trick is to gradually accelerate to just past the desired mileage, say 47, completely back off the accelerator, it goes to EV (electric). You can then maintain 45MPG.
EV mode can maintain speed of 45mpg for even 10 which mean you using no gas that time. Nav sys is awesome! Can set new address by audio alone, phone sync, Sony stereo is great. Sharp looking car. Cant wait to drive it everytime. Get the 502a package which comes with everything.
Trunk can be accidently opened because of the location of release. Navg. sys may be hard for some to use. Read the manual and its not difficult. Read the manaul (300+pages) and U will gain lots of information. If you don't you will be missing more than half the fun of this vehicle. Its great!
I'm a Marine who drives 100 miles everyday to work. I was in the market for a Hybrid because of that and it was between this, Altima, Camry, Insight, and Prius.. and I'm very happy I chose a FFH. The size impressed me immediately, I didn't expect much from a mid-size sedan, a FORD one. Wonderful sparkling black paint. And once I'm in, I'm impressed by the soft, high-quality interior; And I own a 2001 Infiniti Q45 as well. Saves me so much money and power is most sufficient. A Prius actually coerced me and I left that stupid thing in the dust. I'm glad someone made a hybrid that can fit my family, doesn't look stupid. A CAR first + Hybrid.
Ford Sync does really well in..well.. syncing everything together. Handsome looks. Attractive, spacious interior. Customizable interior lights. Solid, quiet ride. I can find movie times, 5- day weather, and gas prices! I'm not fond of domestic cars, but Ford has made me believe that they can compete.
I still miss the V8 of the Q45. I cruise alot and I can't tell if cruise is turned on or off and that annoys me. No cancel on cruise. Sony premium system was extremely harsh to listen to at first, but still little harsh now. Sync is slow on traffic incidents. Map is sorely outdated. Tires stink too.
I have owned the car for 2 months (3000 miles) and love it. The car is quiet, tight, comfortable and easy to drive which makes my morning commute in the Washington DC area decent. I am averaging 41.5 mpg with 60% highway and 40% city which is better than the combined 38 that is advertised. I have actually obtained as high as 58.9 mpg on some drives. Great car and highly recommended.
Power seats, Sync, backup camera, blind-spot and cross-traffic alert systems
Change rear lights to LED for power savings
This car is the real deal. After 3,000 miles we have been averaging 39mpg, mostly highway driving. With very little effort, I have been able to achieve 45-47mpg on 40 mph roads. Quality, Economy, Technology, this is a car that FMC should be proud to build! I hope to see more hybrids offered from Ford in the near future. I haven't missed my 2005 CRV for a minute!
Navigation system with realtime fuel economy dislay, SYNC, LED lights, sexy good looks, not your grandma's Prius kind of power.
Photo cells could be added for increased power generation. Please get rid of the small amount of vinal on the doors...go ahead and charge me for real leather instead! (I think that you already did)
This is an excellent car. In mostly highway driving I get over 44 mpg. Around town I get closer to 50 mpg. If you drive smartly you can do much better than the 41/36 mpg advertised. The interior is modern in appearance, layed out very well, and is very comfortable. Exterior styling is sharp, many people think this is a luxury badged vehicle. The fit up and assembly are top notch. It's been over 10 years since I've purchased a Ford and so far this car has far exceeded my expectations.
Amazing gas mileage for a mid-size car. Styling. Build quality. Bluetooth built into stereo. Comfortable seats. Excellent storage and cupholders. Hook on driver mat so it doesn't slide.
My model/package didn't have a cargo net. Would also be nice if the one touch up/down feature on the window was on the passenger side too.
I thought that I'd never buy another American car, as the build quality has been lacking. I wanted to take advantage of the clunkers program, but waited until the last weekend to make up my mind. I was pretty sure that we'd like the Prius as several friends love theirs. When we arrived at two Toyota dealers the lots were cleaned out and no Priuses anywhere in 100 miles. No Civic hybrids either. I'd read great reviews on the Fusion so decided to check it out. I was immediately impressed. This is a GREAT car. Terrific build quality, very solid and stable. Average 38.5 mpg even with a 10 mi. climb to our home. A 49.9 mi. trip on cruise at 72 mph gave 48.9 mpg. We're happy that we bought it.
No thin plastics. Quality all around. Great handling. Plenty of power. 12 speaker stereo. Feel safe with ASC and loads of airbags. Comfy seats. Very helpful gee-whiz electronics. Deep cup holders. Beautiful design. True mid size car. Terrific mileage. Safety features. Ride. 12000 mi. oil changes.
More battery reserve. Some kind of fold down section for rear seat. Lithium polymer batteries. Easier differentiation of control knobs for climate and sound system.
Purchase was seamless. Had X-Plan thru son so price was great! Just finished first tank and the numbers don't lie: 15.846 gallons, 613.6 miles (about half/half city/hw), 38.8 on computer, 38.72 by my numbers. Much better than EPA in city, about EPA on HW. I drive pretty hard and still learning about Hybrid but mileage is a relief. Got the 502A package, White bc of sons (this generation LOVES white?!?!). Real beauty is that it drives like a sedan. I have owned Hondas for the last six years and I could not believe this is a Ford. Comfortable, QUIET inside and out, sits High, SONY Sound System ROCKS (according to sons). So not only am I happy but my sons think I'm cool again--PRICELESS!!!
Navigation system is great. Have it on the Honda and this one is better. Plus it plays DVDs! SYNC system is fantastic.
Tires not so great-- will need to buy new ones b4 the first snow because according to tire rack these tires STINK in the snow--that's a professional assessment.
My first Ford in 40 years of buying cars. I am getting 34 MPG on short trips of 3 miles or less. 44 MPG on local trips on roads with 25-55MPH speed limits. Performance is surprisingly good with no problems merging etc. Interior is very comfortable and convenient. Leather heated power adjustable seats are worth the added cost. Voice activated navigation with back up camera (should be standard like air bags on all cars for safety) and screen display features is worth the money as well. Car suspension and handling makes driving enjoyable and close to sporty. These Hybrids are eligible for a 1700 federal tax credit too.
Voice activated and touch screen navigation with blue tooth connection. Display of MPG efficiency green leaves, real time MPG gauge with monitor of battery charging etc. is a great way to monitor and maximize MPG.
The trunk is small because it has to accommodate the hybrid battery. But is still adequate for a couple of medium sized suit cases or 5 or 6 bags of groceries.
After my Acura finally broke down, it was time to get a hybrid. So far, everything has met expectations. While not a great performance car, it has adequate pickup and meets all other requirements of typical driving. The interior features are a step above what one would normally expect from a mid-price Ford. Sync, Sirrius with 30 presets, decent speakers, rear-camera, side-view warning, etc should go a long way to winning a new generation of Ford buyers.
Display options. Several have commented on the growing green as fuel economy increases. But the display can be tailored to show any number of different items, which is great. 30 Sirius presets. Interior lighting FUEL ECONOMY!!
Option to turn off rearview mirror auto-dimming feature. Cars continually have different look as "smart" mirror adjusts reflection. BAD feature. Homelink Built-in antenna
We just returned from a 6600 mile trip to the East coat. The car was dream to drive, performance was great. We averaged 37.3 MPG round trip. We drove 75-85 MPH, we didn't expect great mileage as the car was heavily loaded with luggage and junk. We traded a Cadillac in to purchase this car, my wife reminds me that this "does not ride like a Cadillac. Overall we are very satisfied with the car. I made a contract with my wife: Drive the car for 6 months and if she is hot happy then go buy the Cadillac CTS. I think she will keep the Ford.
I am impressed with the Arkinson engine, the blind spot detection, the Microsoft built in system, capless fuel tank and the electric generator motor. Hi Tec and I love it.
Keyless entry would be nice, fold down rear seats and remote start.
My wife and I have had the car for about a month and half. No problems whatsoever. Car drives smooth and extremely quite. I honestly feel like I'm in a luxury car. We are very impressed w/what Ford has come out with. This is our first American car and we are very happy w/the decision we made. I really hope Ford builds on this generation of technology. We drove the Honda Insight imagine the handles like that of a beat up shopping cart at the market. You pay for what you get. Prius was nice and all but looks like a bad laboratory accident. I will say this MPG on 2010 Prius is better but its not a sedan. The Fusion Hybrid looks like a normal car. Congratz Ford on a job well done.
Leather seats are very comfortable. MS Sync w/Sirus Travel Link is awesome. I-pod connection is great too.BLIS is a very powerful sensor and of course Dual LCD SmartGauge Cluster with Eco Guide.
For the price you pay Ford needs to put LED (light-emitting diode) like in the Prius Pk 5. Please finish the job properly. The arm rest near gear box needs to move in and out.
Mileage numbers not valid here. Does do 3x better than 8 Cyl Jag S in city traffic using reg gas rather than Hi- test. Will probably never make up price differential in my lifetime even if I keep the car for 10 years, but feel I'm making a small contribution by using less carbon fuel
Back up sensor is wonderful innovation.
Might warn people that Mpg #s not valid in areas with multiple 2 minute stop lights that are out of phase. In 92 Degree heat the A/C does very well, but requires frequent gasoline assist.
Purchased our Hybrid 1 week ago with Cash for Clunkers. After 360 miles we're at 38.2 MPG on a 50/50 hwy/city combination. Impressed with the dashboard information, have it set to the 60 minute bar graphs so you can see how well you did on mileage in ten 6 minute intervals. Learned quickly that stepping on the gas, then coming off it slightly yields better mileage than applying steady pressure. Was very surprised to have Sync Traffic and Directions in the vehicle, basically we have navigation for free. However, since Verizon Wireless won't allow Bluetooth text messages, the traffic portion appears to be useless, but directions feature is nice. Quiet coming up driveway is very nice.
Sync, tremendous feedback from display, quiet ride. Silent coming up driveway, too bad we don't have to sneak in late at night, no one can hear... Metallic finish is sharp.
Homelink (can't believe it isn't available). Figure out how to either tilt part of backseat or have a small space for large objects to stick through from trunk (2x4, skis). Exterior color selection is too limited, why no red or darker blue? Include trunk net,trunk should spring open with remote.
This engineering marvel is intelligently designed, fun to drive, and comfortable for my six foot frame. Since I do lots of city driving, the hybrid gives me 40+ miles to the gallon. I purchased a two year extension on the bumper to bumper warranty, and therefore plan to put the Fusion (my first Ford ever) thru a lot of work. One possible concern is how well this hybrid will hold up in the super cold Illinois winter.
After owning our FFH for about 4 months now, we can't say enough good things about the vehicle. We traded our SUV for it and still have our Prius which spends a lot more time sitting in the garage than ever before. I have never been a Ford guy in the past, but this vehicle has completely changed my perception of the quality and design of Ford products for the better. I think this vehicle is the closest you can come today to having a vehicle that gets great gas mileage without having to compromise in any way. The car is beautiful inside and out, is put together flawlessly, and has been averaging between 36-40mpg in mixed driving. Nice job FORD!
Front seat comfort is great (MUCH more so than the Prius), interior design, interior quietness, SYNC system, fun to drive, gas mileage, backup camera, BLIS, ride quality, Smart Gauge, exterior design
These are all VERY minor, but I would like to see the following items added (as options where applicable): Locking gas cap, Homelink, cancel button for cruise control, and possibly a design change to allow a pass though from the trunk for longer items.
Ford engineers did a fantastic job designing the Fusion Hybrid. As noted in the other reviews that I've read, the car exceeds expectations on ride, comfort, and performance. It is truly fun to drive, and unlike most hybrids, looks and feels like a regular car. Combine that with the impressive technology and comprehensive safety features and you have a real winner. I am getting about 37 mpg in mostly highway driving, but am beginning to see improvement as I learn to drive more efficiently. There are some strong arguments on whether the added cost of a hybrid is worth it or not. Ultimately that is a personal decision, but if you are looking at a hybrid, the Fusion will not disappoint!
The interactive nature of the SmartGuage display along with the Sync system. Sync rocks!
I can't believe that with all gadgets included in this car that Ford left out a homelink garage door opener. That and a couple more cup holders in the back seat area and I would have rated the interior a "10".
Everything I hoped it would be. First 1500 miles. Great gas mileage 39.1 mixed hwy and city but 42 hwy. Great electronic pkg. Have 501A pkg. Decided against leather based on reviews very happy with cloth. Very roomy. Trunk space fine for my use. Ford has done a great job getting back in the game. Will see how it performs and maint. over time. Plenty of power when needed. Rides very nice. Would recommend.
Looks, feel, gas mileage, electronics
Standard gas cap, preset volume for voice activated phone (have to reset from minimum every time)
502A package. Had 2 weeks. Joy to drive. First hybrid I've owned but have driven a Prius rental. Chose Ford to buy because of style and roomier interior. The lower mileage was a good trade-off for me. Playing the "mileage" game has changed my driving habits quite a bit. This car is incredibly quite and fun to drive so I don't mind cranking up the Sony stereo and driving slower. No hurray any more. Finding that my mpg keeps improving. Up to 40-44 pmg in moderate city traffic. Driving style impacts mpg a lot so heavy footed drivers may be disappointed. Seat support/adjustments with adjustable steering wheel make for a comfortable ride.
MPG is the best feature! Dash panel instrumentation is an excellent tool to monitor driving style/impact. The Sony stereo is a plus. The hands-free voice activated SYNC system keeps focus on the road ahead where it belongs. Controls radio, phone, navigation, climate controls.
More trunk space and fold down rear seats. Have keyless push button start like on the Prius. Blind spot indicators in side mirrors difficult to detect, maybe red flasher rather than orange and a little larger.
After 3000 miles I have only been impressed by by the Fusion Hybrid. I don't have a single complaint about how it performs. Its ride, handling, comfort, features and fuel economy are all top notch and they all contribute to make the car fun to drive. The Fusion does what I haven't seen in cars today, it meets and exceeds EPA rated fuel economy ratings. I have averaged 40 mpg in mixed city/highway driving so far, I expected 32-35 at best. One of the best aspects is you drive the car just like a normal car, you don't have to baby the gas pedal and you don't notice the transition between the gas and electric engine.
All the safety features, fun to drive, driver comfort, sync and gas milage
I have driven over 3000 miles with an average 41+ mpg. The dashboard display trains you to drive conservatively to increase MRP, but anytime more acceleration is needed, you can get it. The car isn't as fun as my Passat in terms of cornering and shifting, or my old Mercury Mystique (I miss the 5- speed!). However, the Fusion handles very nicely - - I often corner it sharply to avoid braking at low speeds, and it is very stable. The SYNC system makes up for driving more conservatively -- I've been listening to podcasts downloaded to a USB thumbdrive.
SYNC system, video game-like dashboard.
I have only owned this car for a little over a week so far and I can't get over how awesome it is. It is truly a joy to drive, and the gauges keep reminding me to drive more efficiently. I consistently average over 40 MPG per trip with a mix of city and highway.
Ride, navigation system, sync, interior quality
Haven't run into any issues yet, but I am sure one day I will wish the rear seat folded down for additional storage/access.
I sold my Prius after over 100k miles, lost 10MPG but gained a FAR better ride and features. I've had the car for 4 weeks and 3,000 miles and I am very pleased. The sticker MPG is 41/36 and after 3,000 miles of mixed driving my MPG is 39.8 which is pretty darn good. Sync is great, I think the sound system is also great, the backup camera is very handy too. Whether the added price is worth it for the hybrid, each consumer will have to decide for him/herself. The $1,700 tax credit is valid until 9/30/09, it defrays some of the extra cost. Bottom line -- if you are considering a Camry/Prius and don't test drive this first, you need a "kick me" sign on your back.
Sync with hands-free phone and voice-activated music selections, along with voice-activated navigation. The interior looks great, as does the exterior.
The biggest thing I can think of is that I wish there were a couple more cup holders in the back at the base of the center console (this is where the 110v outlet is on the hybrid).
I just purchased the Ford Fusion Hybrid and everything I read at edmunds.com was correct. The fact that the air conditioner runs in EV mode, the display panel is informative and it drives like a luxury car and is very quite. I feel like I'm, among other owners,ahead of the curve with this car.
Dash panel, all air conditioning plus driver/passenger climate controls, 700 miles on a tank and 12mo's or 10000 miles for service. Just more savings. The sync system gives you everything.
Make side pockets longer, same problem as earlier Fusions.
Absolutely! In today's hustle-n- bustle world, never thought it possible, to actually look forward to getting behind the wheel! '97 Accord served me well for 13 years, but I was ready to give Ford a go. Thus far, am extremely happy. The ride's head-n-shoulders more comfortable/enjoyable than the Accord. Awesome economy; improving daily w/experience. Exceeding 40 MPG combined, and rising, doubling the Accord. Technology's there to achieve awesome results, yet with slightly practiced driving discipline, happiness prevails. Fun to drive: can improve, when not pushed by over-aggressive motorists. Build quality/reliability: too early for an accurate assessment, happy so far.
It's too pretty or handsome, depending upon you perspective! Makes me park far, far away from other cars in lots, enabling me to walk farther to my destination, hence, improved physical conditioning, LOL. In summary, it's just a pleasant joy, all the way around. Just loving to drive again.
1. Not convinced about gas tank security; seems vulnerable. Thieves may want to steal gas simply "because it's in a hybrid, and they don't use much gas, anyways". LOL. Please make the gas door lockable. 2. Isn't it about time, cars came with factory-installed, quality mudguards?
This is a solid car. Comfortable, quiet, smooth ride. Handles well. Plenty of passing power (for my needs, anyway)
Gauges -- teaching me to drive more fuel-efficiently; Nav system -- convenient, easy to use; Stereo -- clear, rich sound; Rear-view camera; Blind-spot warning system; Hands-free cell phone
Gas mileage is good, but I haven't been able to get the 40 mpg promised. More like 30 city/35 hwy.
No two ways about it the Fusion is the BEST HYBRID. With 4100 miles it's averaging 44 mpg. Just ran 1200 miles almost all highway with AC on at an average speed of 65 mph and got an astounding 44.3 mpg around town even better at about 49 mpg. Unbelievable!!!
wish I could plug it in at night
I spent about 1 month trying to figure out what is the best car for me. After selling my 2005 VW Touareg I was looking at similar cars. But then I saw Ford Fusion and decided take a test drive. What a fun ride it was! Ford engineers put a lot of thoughts into this car and it is designed similar or even better then some European models. So finally I went to a SF dealer and made a deal for a Ford Fusion Hybrid black/black with package 502A. It's full of fun features and fun to ride. Black leather with white stitching looks awesome. Navigation and SYNC are amazing. I can even watch DVD movie using navigation screen (only when parked). So when I herd that Ford beats Camry Hybrid - now I see why
Navigation, SYNC, interior design, ride quality.
I was looking for a roof bike rack and unable to find one. Yet. Hope to see more accessories soon.
We are on our third week with the FFH and love it, so does my wife who drives a BMW. I was on my way to writing a $50K check for a new BMW for me when I saw and test drove the FFH. The handling is great and the technology well thought out, and I saved about $20K over my other choice. We just did a 1 week drive (>1000) vacation within NYS and averaged well over 37 mpg, with some short trip topping over 50 mpg when mostly on EV. The Sync system is great although I had to purchase a new phone because my old one didn't sync with it. My wife who loves maps and directs our drive trips loves the Nav system. It found the backwoods cottage we rented in the Catskills without a hitch. Great car!
Styling, NAV, Sync, leather seats, EV, CVT, and the great handling.
Work on shrinking the battery to gain trunk space/fold down seats, or submerge the battery into the chassis.
I've only had my FFH for a few days but it's easily the best car I've ever driven. So far I'm averaging about 40 mpg but I'm improving that figure nearly everytime I drive. The SmartGauge display is very informative! I find myself striving to beat my MPG average using the leaves and MPG graph as a guide. This is a fun car to drive and SYNC is awesome! It's definitely a high tech car and Ford put a lot of thought into designing the features. I love BLIS and the back up camera as well. Great job!
Great MPG, SYNC, Sirius, SmartGauge. There isn't much that I don't love about this car!
I'd like to see a plug-in option in future models. While the MPG is among the best of any car, I always think there's room for future improvement in fuel efficiency.
this car is better than what we expected from all we read about it. cant see buying foreign cars after driving this one. The price is fair and the ride is second to none and handles well with plenty of power for a hybrid. The vision is great. The mileage is better than advertised. It came standard with so many extra's. Unlike the prius this car is good looking inside and out which sold my wife. This car will put ford back on the map as a real serious contender.
the rear bumper sensors are great and saved me from hitting a 3ft steel pole already!, love the air cond dual controls, love the hybrid system that has a 100,000 mile warranty, like the standard power on both front seats, like the compass and outdoor temp reading, good size back seat
please find a way to bounce rays off front windshield--very hot in texas. Maybe glass can be low e like our house windows?
Unless max MPG and cargo space are of paramount concern, the Fusion Hybrid is a better choice than a comparably- priced Prius V. The Fusion has a roomier interior, better exterior styling, drives better, and has better features overall. The car is a tech-lover's dream. Microsoft SYNC is amazing, and the SmartGauge instrument panel is state of the art. Blind spot warnings is a plus. I highly advise splurging on the fully-loaded package, because the nav screen is great. The ride is smooth and surprisingly quiet. Hybrid integration is seamless, and the 2.5L engine provides ample acceleration. Leg & head room are good, front & back, for my 6' frame. I love this car. Way to go Ford!!
SmartGauge instrument panel, Microsoft SYNC, nav system, dual zone climate control, "mood ring" lighting, sunroof, quiet ride, acceleration, rear vis, blind spot warnings, interior material quality/room, muscular exterior styling, price (after $1700 tax credit, which expires 9/30/09).
The trade-off for all this great car is that it gets 10-15 MPG less than Prius, and there is less cargo versatility (rear seats don't fold, though trunk size is adequate). Some of the interior finishings feel a bit wobbly, such as compartment openings and light buttons. And... NO HOMELINK! :(
We've owned our Ford Fusion Hybrid for about a week now. It's a great car; it drives well, looks great, and is so much better for the environment than regular cars. The tax break was nice too. We love it.
I love the voice activation feature. Very cool.
I wouldn't disagree with the other reviews. All of those suggestions would be great, but I'm not going to complain. This car is awesome as is...
I previously owned an '00 cirrus (18 mpg) and with the FFH (501A) I'm getting exactly 38-41 mpg with moderately conservative driving in the hilly Boston areas over 1700 miles of driving. I got a 6.6% discount on MSRP. There is a small delay when immediate torque is requested (when compared to a small displacement V6), but acceleration is adequate. I think the FF '09 body style was sexier but '10 is not ugly. My experience on the HWY is more than 36MPG (more like 36-42 mpg) I'm very happy and expect to keep driving this car for the next 10 years.
Microsoft Phone Sync . . . a little quirky on names but finds them adequately for a program that doesn't need to be trained. Reconfigurable instrument cluster also a big plus.
Multiple car BIOS' would allow the driver to save even more fuel by adjusting when/how the car goes from EV to gas mode. I also hate how the trunk space is diminished but have accepted it.
Just picked it up last week. Purchased the fully loaded vehicle, except no GPS system (I usually know where I'm going). The car switches seamlessly from gas to electric, even at speeds over 55 and with AC blowing. Averaged 36 mpg in mostly city and heavy traffic freeway driving in Los Angeles. SYNC system works very well. Only hitch was having to change the names in my phonebook to single words, ie. Fred as opposed to Fred Cell. It is fun to have it read text messages. It even verbalizes LOL as laugh out loud. Got a great deal by turning in a "clunker" and employer "no-haggle" deal with the dealership. Under $30k pre-tax. Ford hybrids still qualify for $1700 tax credit.
Interior look, SYNC, acceleration, gas mileage.
I've been a Nissan and Honda lover for many years. Ford has finally done it right. Hopefully the dealerships won't overcharge the customers in going to Honda or Toyota. Bought the car for my daughter going to school. Her first car Nissan Versa was so cheap and rattled you to death. Our Pathfinder is wonderful but 12-14 miles per gallon is so costly. Here came Ford with a true mid size car for safety and super milage. And our 20 year old daughter loves it. She loves the stereo, bluetooth and all the modern 21st century stuff. She says it almost like our Maxima SE, except the leather. Except for our loaded Ford F-150 FX 4X4 she said she will never buy Ford. Guess what the Fusion is super.
The car must be a Honda. We own a 2009 Honda Accord EXL and the Fusion is so good. We love the dash, stereo and interior. The fog lights are so good. The ride on the highway is far beyond our past Fords
Dealerships not take advantage of the customer wanting to buy American. Small blind spot backing up. Not added sticker prices like Honda and Toyota. Toyota is now adding $4000 on their Pruis. You got to be kidding that people will pay $30000 for a base Toyota. Sell at invoice
I love my hybrid. It's fun to drive and sporty. I have the black/w black leather seats and tinted windows. It's very sharp! The sync is great especially since I own a zune and most cars are geared to Ipod's. This car is very awesome I just wish there was an update for the navigation maps.
I love that the sync works with my Zune! The backup camera is great and so is the blind spot sensors on the mirrors. The gas mileage is great.
My navigation seems to be outdated. It doesn't recognize half of what my Garmin could. Seems odd since my Garmin was 4 years old and this is new. This should be a definite improvement! a home link for my garage door.
We have 09 Camry hybrid, FH trumps it in mileage, performance,and enterior. (SEL model), with everything except nav. Excellent buy with x plan and tax credit. One very small point, no garage door opener, just used to having it. 2300 miles, hope dependability will be as good as Camry.
Mileage,39 mph, city and highway. Acceleration for hybrid,normal driving, upgraded radio and sunroof,blind spot warning, backing warning devices.
Stretching for this, no remote for garage door opener.
I have driven the car close to 1400 miles so far and i am completely happy. The driving experience is second to none, the level of luxury in this car is amazing. I feel would run out of space if i try to name every thing i am excited about, But I do have to say congratulations to Ford for an amazing car.
I love the 502A package. Navigation, Sync, backup camera, SmartGauge, blind spot assist and best of all the fuel savings. i am averaging between 38-40 mpg. and i drive mostly highway.
The rims are kinda plain, I wish there was more selection, but maybe they are that way for a reason, looking at other hybrids they all have pretty plain rims.
Have only owned the car for <700 miles but am totally impressed with the engineering and design detail of the car. My real word mileage is as advertized on the sticker but it does take a little thought and effort to get the high mileage results. Ford (MS) Sync system is the bomb. Works voice activated quite well, support for Sat Radio, iPod and 10G car music server is awesome. Fit and finish are top notch.
Ford Hybrid drive system, Voice controlled Sync system. Stereo, digital music storage, and navigation system.
Mileage with A/C on drops significantly in the desert heat. While the A/C keeps the car cool it would be better if we could get that great mileage with the cooling....
I've had my 2010 Ford Fusion for about a month and it has been fun to drive. We'll have to see how it perfoms over time. A few things I've noticed so far is the large front grille is plastc chrome and easily prone to scratching. Also the package I have includes rear park assist and it has gone emitted a continous beep on several occasions when absolutely nothing was to the rear of the vehicle. Other than that the fuel economy is great and the vehicle will stay in EV mode even with the A/C on.
Sync and the smart guage instrument cluster.
Trunk space is limited by battery pack.
Received car less than 1 week ago, after 5-wk wait from date of order. So far it's everything I expected. No production laws. I am excited by the "game" of driving efficiently, and the electronics in this car give me lots of tools to work with. The car handles beautifully and is surprisingly responsive when I need to accelerate. Holds the road very well. Though still has just a bit of a sporty feel. Xlnt brakes, no "hybrid" feel to them. Interior appointments are very sharp. I love Ford's Sync system -- which accommodates the phones of everyone in the family (Bluetooth), as well as gives ample connections for iPhone/iPod, USB. (Bonus: I get a 110 V receptacle for my computer.)
All of the hybrid features, and the electronics to make driving fun without being a distraction. Ford knows where to put all the dials and buttons on cars.
My only concern was the loss of trunk space compared with standard Fusion. But it accommodates 2 medium plus 2 carry-on bags -- so not too shabby. You do lose the ability to put long items through to back seat, however, since the main battery is located behind that seat.
I recently totaled my 2009 Camry Hybrid and I replaced it with the Fusion Hybrid. While i think the camry may have more comfortable seating the fusion blows it away on options. The navigation system is far superior and the BLISD and sync functions are great. This car has a more sporty feel than the camry.
blind spot notification (BLIS) and navigation. Speech recognition works great and I have a pretty good southern accent so much that a lot of people can't understand me... :)
The small drawer to the left of steering wheel is not deep enough to even hold my phones earpiece. I don't know what you would use it for.
I've been waiting for a true hybrid built by Ford or GM. When I first heard the initial ads I scoured the internet looking for real people reviews. I never found a bad one, every review was a rave. So I bought it. After a month and one long trip, so far, it's exactly as advertised. I've been getting 39-42 around town and on my first trip got 37.5 cruising at 65-75. The empower dash is simply amazing. Shifting from EV to gas is almost unperceivable. Most of today's econoboxes are ugly (think Prius), cramped, and unsafe. But the FFH looks like a car, drives like a car, handles like a car. In fact if you chose the basic dash you'd never know you're in a hybrid except when you go to get gas.
Got leather, 501A and White. Sharp looking vehicle. 502A was too much $.
I have never owned an American car before but always hoped I would find one worth buying. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is that car! Exterior styling draws attention and lots of positive comments. The interior is roomy enough for my wife and I as well as for our 2 teenage sons. The interior materials and well fit and finish are excellent. The Fusion Hybrid draws you into the fuel economy game with great information delivered via a great looking instrument panel. The technology offered with the Nav system / Sony sound package is top notch. Love the Sync system. FF Hybrid is fun to drive, comfortable and looks great - by the way it is easy to beat the EPA estimates!!
Nav system - Sync system - LCD based gauges - all the audio technology. Great fun to drive, enough room for 4 adults. Great mileage without having to compromise.
Trunk release button on the trunk lid. Include Homelink garage door opening system with option package.
I truly believed that no car would ever be able to beat out my 2004 TSX in terms of fun-to-drive quotient, luxury and quality. Well, I was about to trade in my 2004 TSX for a 2009 until I saw this new Ford. Finally a car from an American car company that I can be proud of, not just settle for. My friend who will "only own a Mercedes" drove with me last night and said he is going to buy one when his lease is up in a few months. This says a lot (if you knew my friend). The ride, stability, quiet interior, fit & finish, both inside and out are all major pluses. The turning radius is much smaller than my old TSX. I only have 250 miles on it and I'm averaging 40.5 mpg. Good job Ford.
Beyond the sleek Hybrid system, I love the Sync system which integrates my BlackBerry, Zune MP3 player and the onscreen navigation system with easy voice control. The backup camera was a surprise that I didn't know it had. The ambient lighting and dashboard really bring Ford into the 21st century
HomeLink so I can get rid of my gate and garage remotes (why oh why would they forget this?) and a less garish grill would be my only requests.
Ford Fusion Hybrid is a grand slam! Vehicle is very well engineered (an engineer myself), very well built and looks great, not to mention great gas mileage. Long term reliability remains to be seen, but I love this car. Still have my Toyota, but now I'm a Ford fan also.
My car is fully loaded and has impressive gadgets. I love the dual LCD dashboard. The display gives pertinent information and very intuitive. This car is a great product!
Quieter trunk release, grips for closing/opening trunk. I sometimes touch the backup camera when opening trunk.