2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Road Test Specs

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$27,200
As-tested MSRP$30,975


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine combined with electric motor(s), all-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,999/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)141 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)129 @ 4,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)188 @ 6,000
Battery typeLithium-ion
Transmission typeContinuously variable


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.8
Tire make and modelMichelin Energy Saver
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size225/50R17 (93V)
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.4
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)12.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 88.7
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)132
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON64.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.79
Sound level @ idle (dB)35.8
@ Full throttle (dB)80.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.4
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNothing special here. Not enough to make traction an issue. Was able to achieve 80 percent battery power on all runs. No special technique involved; just mat the gas and go.
Braking commentsThe brakes jump in aggressively, yet the pedal is soft. As with many hybrids, the feel of this pedal takes time to get used to.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Feels remarkably light and responsive for a midsize hybrid sedan. Limits are low but the handling is very predictable. Slalom: Light steering effort still yields enough feel to guide Fusion with confidence during fast transitions. Again, low limits but good manners. Small, predictable yaw delay. A remarkably rewarding hybrid.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/25/2012
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)79.8
Relative humidity (%)31.3
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.7
Wind (mph, direction)1.0
Odometer (mi.)3,688
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)47 city/47 highway/47 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)40.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,639
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,636
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58.7/41.3
Length (in.)191.8
Width (in.)72.9
Height (in.)58.0
Wheelbase (in.)112.2
Track, front (in.)62.3
Track, rear (in.)62.0
Turning circle (ft.)37.5
Legroom, front (in.)44.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)12.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles

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