Good View of the Mountains - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Good View of the Mountains

July 06, 2010


Heading out in the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for a 4th of July weekend one of our co-workers yelled: "Hippie! Go ahead and take your nice little blue hybrid to the mountains!" I should have told him that I could have gotten 38 mpg in my 2007 Honda Fit on a little four-cylinder engine. Instead, I took this hybrid and got 36 mpg over 475 miles. The difference was that the Fusion Hybrid was roomier (despite a half-sized trunk), quieter and more comfortable.

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I like this car. The seats are great, it's solid at 80 mph and has some nice safety features (I like the blind spot warning system). We cruised up to Long Pine, California, and drove to the Mount Whitney Portal at 8,400 feet altitude. It climbed well except the droning of the CVT was annoying. Coming down, it only had one lower gear to hold us back on the long descent. Other than that, I really appreciated the touch of the interior materials such as the dash and soft-touch knobs.

Philip Reed, Edmunds Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 7,325 miles

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