DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
141 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
129 @ 4,000
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Nothing 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.
The brakes jump in aggressively, yet the pedal is soft. As with many hybrids, the feel of this pedal takes time to get used to.
Skid 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.