2019 Ford Fusion Energi Sedan

2019 Ford Fusion Energi
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2019 Ford Fusion Energi
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What’s new

  • SE Luxury and Platinum trims dropped
  • Revised feature availability
  • Part of the third Fusion generation introduced for 2013

Pros

  • Well-equipped with features
  • Quiet and comfortable at highway speeds
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Cabin offers plenty of room for adults

Cons

  • 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


Which Fusion Energi does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is sold in a single trim level, and there aren't any feature packages or stand-alone options available aside from a sunroof. While the Energi doesn't offer much in the way of customization, it's positively loaded with all the features you could want from a car in this price range.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

6.9 / 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.

Trim tested

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.

Driving

7.0
The Fusion Energi is quick enough, and smooth, but any semblance of fun evaporates from there. The frustratingly clunky brake modulation and milquetoast grip will frustrate drivers. Its steering and handling have no bad manners per se, but nor do they stand out in the class.

Acceleration

7.5
It accelerates adequately, reaching 60 mph in 8.2 seconds in our testing, which is decent for this segment. If you're gentle on the accelerator, you can stay in EV mode at low speeds. When the engine wakes, it is a smooth transition.

Braking

5.0
A poor execution of hybrid brakes among contemporary hybrids. The modulation is subpar, making it difficult to be smooth. It feels synthetic, acting grabby (or not) depending on how much pressure you're applying and when. Stops from 60 mph in 129 feet, a mediocre result.

Steering

6.0
The Fusion's steering is weighted just slightly on the light side, and it offers minor indication of the grip available at the front tires. It has good precision for this type of car. Though the steering lacks feel, there's a reasonably good sense of the straight-ahead around center.

Handling

6.5
Respectable manners, though not the driver's hybrid. There's very little grip and lots of tire howl even in moderately quickish driving. One surprise, however, is that the body roll isn't as excessive as the ride suggests, so at least it's not sloppy.

Drivability

8.0
Like all CVT automatic-equipped cars, the Fusion Energi seamlessly adjusts gearing — there is zero shift shock. It feels pretty natural when pulling away from stops, with no pronounced rubber-band sensation. The engine ignites with a light grumble but no shove.

Comfort

7.0
The Fusion Energi's ride quality is compromised by lots of battery weight, but the seats are up to the task of long hauls and the cabin is notably free of noise. While we're not in love with the climate control layout, it is effective. Besides, the automatic mode is a fine work-around.

Seat comfort

8.0
The front seats are plush and wide, delivering good long-distance driving comfort. Its bolsters are modest, which is all the same considering its mild cornering limits. Finally, the leather is soft and the padding has the right amount of give.

Ride comfort

5.5
The body tends to move a lot when it rides over even moderate bumps, as if the car is struggling to cope with its own weight. It feels slightly underdamped, the body pogoing around in bumpy corners. This character is not unusual among hybridized versions of non-hybrid cars and especially so here.

Noise & vibration

8.0
This hybrid has fairly comprehensive suppression of road and wind noise. Its engine noise isn't especially loud, but its typical four-cylinder sound is underscored by the fixed-at-high-revs nature of its transmission when accelerating.

Climate control

6.5
Performs admirably with little noise and good coverage. Keeps the cabin cool in the summer. The interface is strange — no knobs, and controls are divided between hard keys and the touchscreen. A knob-based interface would be preferred. Heated seats are standard. Backseat vents are appreciated.

Interior

7.5
Most people will find the Fusion Energi's interior a perfectly fine place to deal with on a daily basis. Its sizable cabin is generally user-friendly aside from a few button-based quibbles and visibility that isn't better than what's offered by any other car in the segment.

Ease of use

7.5
Most of its controls are logical and clearly presented. Its instrument cluster display is particularly handy. The all-button climate controls and the sameness of the steering wheel buttons are areas that could be improved upon.

Getting in/getting out

7.5
The front doors open quite wide, but the aggressively raked windshield forces a head duck on the way in. It's normal otherwise, with a sill stepover height and width that's roughly average among midsize sedans. The long rear doors ease access to the back seat.

Driving position

8.0
The Fusion Energi accommodates drivers of all sizes well. Its steering wheel has average reach/rake range, but, man, the seat has miles of range. The tidy steering wheel is unusual among cars of this type and feels great.

Roominess

8.0
Heaps of front headroom thanks to the lack of a sunroof. The Fusion's wide cabin results in a lot of wiggle room, especially in the back seat. The back seat is higher than expected, though headroom remains adequate — 6-footers can sit upright and just clear the headliner.

Visibility

7.0
Not a standout here, but not awful either. The chunky windshield pillars are relieved by corner windows near the mirrors. Likewise, the tall rear deck and thick rearmost pillars are aided by a bonus corner window. The backup camera display is big and bright with handy guidelines.

Quality

7.5
The cabin materials are a mix of plastics that look good overall and are soft-touch in the right places. It won't wow you, but it is perfectly attractive and appears to be well-built. A squeaky door seal is the only flaw we observed.

Utility

6.0
Trunk space has taken a huge hit on account of the big hybrid battery. And while the spec sheet lists a 60/40-folding back seat, don't be fooled — the resulting pass-through size is like a mail slot. Its in-cabin storage is better, with an array of pockets and a deep console bin.

Small-item storage

7.0
The Fusion is pretty versatile when it comes to smaller items. The center console offers a variety of storage options — cupholders, two front wells and a deep bin with extra lid storage. Its door pockets and two-tiered glovebox are usefully sized. Backseat storage is typical.

Cargo space

4.0
The large battery eats up most of the trunk space, which measures a paltry 8.2 cubic feet. It also makes for a pathetically tiny, nearly useless window slot of a pass-through when the back seat is folded. But the trunk volume that exists is wide and tall, and the gooseneck hinges are protected.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.5
The lower LATCH anchors are buried between the cushions; the top anchor point is readily accessible under plastic lid atop deck panel. Wide door openings facilitate loading the seat.

Technology

7.5
Although there's no navigation on our base SE Luxury trim level, it has native CarPlay and Android Auto. The interface itself is pretty intuitive, though it's not the fastest one to snap into action upon startup. Overall, it has a solid array of technology features.

Audio & navigation

8.0
No navigation (except via your own paired phone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto). The screen takes a while to flick on at startup but offers quick, intuitive screen flow. The audio system has decent sound quality with bass that performs well.

Smartphone integration

8.0
Bluetooth pairing is fast and dead-simple. Siri integration is good. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included with the Sync 3 infotainment system, an interface standard on all Fusion Energis.

Driver aids

7.5
An option package nets adaptive cruise, rear cross-traffic alert and a lane-keeping system. Their settings are easily accessed and adjusted, but the lane departure system cannot be turned off.

Voice control

7.0
The voice controls are natural provided you follow the speech guidelines prompted on the screen. No nested commands needed. There was no navigation system in our car so we couldn't attempt voice navigation.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$36,595
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Ford Fusion Energi vs. the competition

2019 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 Ford Fusion Energi

2018 Chevrolet Volt

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.

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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.

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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.

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More about the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi

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 Sedan Overview

The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi Sedan is offered in the following styles: Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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