Does it need a Lincoln Doppelganger? - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Does it need a Lincoln Doppelganger?

September 13, 2010

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We recently posted a first drive of the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (pictured above). Priced exactly the same as the front-wheel-drive non-hybrid 2011 Lincoln MKZ, it would seem a no-brainer to enjoy the increased fuel economy of the hybrid version for no extra up-front cost. At least Lincoln figured out a way to side-step one of our chief criticisms of hybrids.

Of course a Lincoln buyer would certainly enjoy Lincoln-exclusive features, but for about $6,200 less, a person more concerned with fuel economy (and less with a luxury badge) could buy an equally efficient 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. What do you think? Does the Ford Fusion Hybrid need a Lincoln-badged doppelganger?

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 6,854 miles


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