Fastest Hybrid? - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Fastest Hybrid?

November 29, 2010


I had our 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid this holiday weekend and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, in terms with having to contend with its hybrid-ness. In fact, if it weren't for its quietude and odd hybrid ice blue color, I'd almost forget that I was driving the hybrid version of the Fusion. OK, that may be going too far. In any case, it definitely has impressive pick-up for a hybrid.

To make sure I wasn't losing my mind, I checked the 0-60 numbers of its competitors, as generated by Edmunds' comparison tool: Honda Insight, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius. I also threw in the Chevy Malibu Hybrid and Honda Civic Hybrid just for the heck of it.

Guess which one was the fastest?

Here are the 0-60-mph numbers from quickest to slowest, including their base MSRP.

2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, $26,780 -- 7.6

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid, $26,575 -- 8.3

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, $28,240 -- 8.9

2010 Toyota Prius, $21,650 -- 10.1

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, $25,555 -- 10.3

2010 Honda Insight, $19,800 -- 10.9

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, $23,950 -- 13.5

Did you guess right? At least I did about our Fusion hybrid. Although I should have already known that as I was slaloming Priuses all weekend. Ha!

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 10,433 miles

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