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My First Hybrid - 2013 Fusion SE
By ga_ashby on
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I bought this car primarily because of it's gas mileage and style.
Over the past three weeks I have been averaging 53 MPG in my daily 42 mile commute in Atlanta traffic.
I have had to learn how to drive this car to maximize it's mileage.
No I don't do 75 MPH in the left lane, but I do usually cruise between 60 and 70 MPH depending on traffic conditions. The car is comfortable, runs very quite and smooth. I really like the gauge layout on the dash and the Sync works reasonably well -
my issue was that the IOS 7.0.4 update
broke the Bluetooth interface which is causing me to have to reboot my iPhone at least once a day so it will sync correctly.
By far, the gas mileage has been my favorite feature. My previous truck got about 16 MPG so I was spending around $4,500 dollars a year in gas cost! If I can keep this car at 53 MPG I will save around $3,700 a year - nice return on an investment.
When working, the iPhone interface with Sync works really well.
The navigation is also very nice. The leather seats are comfortable;
environmental controls are laid out very nicely and easy to use.
Since I am tall person - 6'2'' I have to drive with the seat back. Even at full extension the steering wheel does not come toward me far enough.
Daytime running lights would be a nice feature as well.
I know that the SE package does not include a start button, but in a hybrid that should be standard.
I did have a few cosmetic issues with the car that the dealer had to fix - such as the molding on one of the windows did not fix correctly nor line up right.
The dealer was able to fix at no cost to me. I really like Ford products, but I feel it is this kind of issues that make people buy Honda.
Is the MPG you post here derived from actual measurement of fuel used vs mileage or is it taken from the digital readout on your dash? I purchased
new Fusion Hybrid, (actually a dealer demo with 16,000 miles) on new year's eve and was thrilled with the measured MPG shown on the dash but have been dissapointed when I did an actual measurement. I was showing anywhere between 47-52 MPG on the dash but I have only been getting between 39-41 MPG by actual measurement. While that seems pretty good I average 36 MPG with my 2010 gas Toyota Corolla and consistently get about 45 MPG on the interstate. I also do no hot rod and drive pretty conservativeley but I have yet to get close to the advertized mileage. In fact, this is the first car I have owned since EPA fuel ratings have been posted that I haven't exceeded the advertized MPG. So, if the MPG you are getting is true MPG and not the digital readout, what is your secret?