2019 Ford Fusion Energi
- SE Luxury and Platinum trims dropped
- Revised feature availability
- Part of the third Fusion generation introduced for 2013
- Well-equipped with features
- Quiet and comfortable at highway speeds
- High-quality interior materials
- Cabin offers plenty of room for adults
- Battery range is limited to 21 miles
- Difficult to justify the price premium over the Fusion Hybrid
- Battery pack takes up a significant amount of trunk space
2019 Ford Fusion Energi pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Fusion Energi does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.9 / 10
In theory, the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi pairs the best features of a traditional midsize sedan — a roomy cabin and a plush ride — with the fuel efficiency that only a plug-in hybrid can provide. But hybrid cars have been improving a lot in recent years and the Energi isn't as appealing as it once was.
Its 21 miles of all-electric range isn't all that impressive, especially when you consider one of its chief rivals, the Chevrolet Volt, offers a whopping 53 miles of EV range. The Fusion Energi's cost savings are also debatable; the Fusion Hybrid achieves the same gasoline fuel economy and costs thousands less. Finally, the battery pack eats up a good chunk of the Fusion's trunk space, reducing it from the Hybrid's 12 cubic feet to 8.2 cubes.
Though we like driving the Fusion Energi, we think you'll also want to consider the Volt as well as the Honda Clarity Plug-In (48 miles of electric range), the Kia Optima Plug-In (29 miles) or regular hybrid versions of the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
2019 Ford Fusion Energi configurations
The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is one of the only midsize plug-in hybrid sedans on the market. Ford offers just one trim: Titanium. Don't worry, though. The Energi Titanium is loaded with all of the latest technology, safety and luxury features.
It's powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Total system output is 188 horsepower. This front-wheel-drive sedan can travel up to 21 miles on electric power alone, at speeds up to 85 mph. Charging an empty battery using a Level 2 charger should take about 2.5 hours. Using a 110-volt, household-style outlet increases this time to seven hours.
Standard features on the Fusion Energi Titanium include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting (headlights, taillights and foglights), heated mirrors with an auto-dimming driver mirror, automatic wipers, a rear spoiler, remote engine start, exterior keypad entry, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, twin 4.2-inch configurable screens in the instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control, ambient interior lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating, heated and ventilated front seats with eight-way adjustment (including two-way power lumbar), a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat with inflatable seat belts, memory settings and leather upholstery.
For entertainment, there's an 8-inch touchscreen with the Sync 3 interface, a navigation system, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system with a CD player, HD and satellite radio, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and Ford's Co-Pilot360 Protect package, which brings automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning and mitigation, a blind-spot monitor, and a pre-collision warning system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection.
A sunroof is the only stand-alone option.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Ford Fusion Energi SE Luxury (2.0L 4-cyl plug-in hybrid).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2017, the current Fusion Energi has received some revisions, including the deletion of the SE Luxury trim level for 2018. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Fusion Energi, however.
Noise & vibration8.0
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out7.5
Child safety seat accommodation7.5
Audio & navigation8.0
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Fusion Energi safety features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Maintains a set distance between the Fusion Energi and the car in front and automatically adjusts your speed.
- BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Alerts the driver when there is a vehicle in the car's blind spot. Also detects if cross-traffic is approaching the Fusion while backing up.
- Reverse Sensing System
- Sounds an alert as the Fusion Hybrid approaches an object located behind the car.
Ford Fusion Energi vs. the competition
2019 Ford Fusion Energi
2018 Chevrolet Volt
Ford Fusion Energi vs. Chevrolet Volt
Not including the BMW i3 with the range extender, the Chevrolet Volt offers more all-electric range (53 miles) than any other plug-in hybrid on the market. The Volt's hatchback body style gives it greater storage versatility when the rear seats are lowered. The Energi counters these shortcomings with a roomy back seat.
Ford Fusion Energi vs. Toyota Prius Prime
Like the Volt, the Prius Prime is a hatchback with plenty of room in the back for luggage, though its 25-mile electric range is not as impressive as the Chevrolet's. Its back seat is more passenger-friendly than the Volt's, but it's still not as spacious as the Fusion. Notably, the Prius' infotainment system does not support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
Ford Fusion Energi vs. Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
The Sonata Plug-In ekes a few more all-electric miles out of its battery pack, and its powertrain is slightly more powerful than the Fusion's. The Sonata's 9.9-cubic-foot trunk is also a bit larger than the Fusion's. Though we haven't yet driven the refreshed Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, on paper, it looks to give the Fusion Energi a run for its money.
2019 Ford Fusion Energi for Sale
The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is one of the few cars that combines the fuel efficiency offered by a plug-in hybrid with the versatility and roominess of a midsize sedan. Unlike most Ford vehicles, the Fusion Energi is offered only in one trim, but it's loaded with nearly every feature offered in the standard Fusion.
Last year, the Fusion Energi was sold in three trims — SE Luxury, Titanium and Platinum. The SE Luxury and Platinum levels have been dropped for 2019, making this year's model more expensive but also better equipped than the 2018 version. Its features list is substantial, with adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and blind-spot monitoring all standard equipment. Entertainment comes by way of a Sony audio system with HD and satellite radio, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities. It's controlled by the excellent Sync 3 touchscreen interface, which is crisp, clear and easy to use.
Provided you don't have a long-distance commute, the Energi's 21 miles of electric range may keep you away from the gas pump for weeks at a time. This electrified future comes at a cost. As with other plug-ins, the Energi carries a higher price tag than its hybrid and gas-engine-only counterparts. Buyers are strongly advised to take the cost of electricity into account if cost savings are a primary consideration for choosing an Energi over its siblings. If you decide the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is for you, use the unparalleled shopping tools provided by Edmunds to build and find the perfect car.
2019 Ford Fusion Energi Overview
The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is offered in the following submodels: Fusion Energi Sedan. Available styles include Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi?
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2019 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,490. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $5,558 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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