2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: How Full Is Our Bush?

November 05, 2010

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Pretty full.

But I was surprised at how quickly it grows and wilts in a short period of time. The Fusion's bush isn't a long-term representation like our Honda Insight's Nintendo forest. It's highly dependent on how you're driving right now. You'll note that our bush was fuller with a lower fuel economy number (above) than it was the night before with a better fuel economy number (after the jump). I guess I was driving more economically when I pulled into work this morning than when I pulled into my garage last night. At the same time ...

Ah, who gives a crap. A bush in the gauges? Really? What's next, a bush glued to the dash?

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 9,678 miles
(Yes, the Fusion is back. STRANDED! update coming later)


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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid in VA is:

$125 per month*
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