2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Deja Vu, My Mom Has One
June 01, 2011
I visited my mom in Denver over Memorial Day weekend. She has a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid that's pretty much identical to our long-termer, and I ended up driving it around quite a bit. No surprises here -- the Fusion Hybrid is just a great car. It handles securely, the interior is quiet and comfortable, it'll go more than 500 miles between fill-ups and, yes, the fuel economy is quite good.
The trunk's smaller than a regular Fusion's, but it was still enough to fit four small suitcases and a couple bags on my trip from the airport. Acceleration was a bit pokey, but everything normally aspirated in Denver suffers due to the elevation.
One thing I did notice was that my mom has the thick rubber winter floormats. The first time I got in the car the mat was actually covering the throttle a bit (as pictured). It didn't seem to affect things, thankfully.
I've since gone back and read Dan Edmunds' Fusion post about sticking throttle pedals and the winter floor mats. It turns out my mom was stacking the winter mats on top of the original's, something that the dealer did when she bought the car. I've since told her to remove the original mats, and everything's good.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor