Ford Fusion Hybrid Review & Features

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2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi Get $900 Price Cut

DEARBORN, Michigan Ford cut prices on the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid midsize sedans by $900, Ford spokesman Aaron Miller confirmed for Edmunds on Wednesday.

"It's just about staying competitive," Miller said.

However, the conventional gas-powered version of the 2016 Ford Fusion gets a $925 price increase for the new model year.

The 2016 Fusion lineup arrives at Ford dealerships in May.

The base 2016 Ford Fusion S front-wheel-drive model starts at $22,935, including an $825 destination charge, while the base 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid S front-wheel-drive starts at $26,010, including shipping.

The base 2016 Ford Fusion Energi SE front-wheel-drive starts at $34,725, including shipping.

Miller said the 2016 Fusions are carryover models with no mechanical or technological changes.

Ford joins other automakers in a recent push to cut the prices of alternative-fuel vehicles. General Motors, for example, recently cut the price of the 2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid luxury coupe by $10,000 and reduced the price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV hatchback by $1,650.

A new analysis by Edmunds found that car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate then ever before due to falling gas prices.

Key competitors to the Fusion include the Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. stood at $2.47 on Wednesday versus $3.66 a year ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Gas prices are expected to average $2.45 a gallon this summer compared with $3.59 a gallon last summer, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

"The average U.S. household is expected to spend about $700 less on gasoline in 2015 compared with 2014, as annual motor fuel expenditures are on track to fall to their lowest level in 11 years," it said in the latest short-term outlook report.

Edmunds says: Ford dangles an attractive price cut on its alt-fuel 2016 Fusions in hopes of changing the minds of car shoppers in an era of cheap fuel.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

For the most part, the pickings in the midsize hybrid sedan segment are fairly mundane. One exception is the Ford Fusion Hybrid, a sedan that offers better fuel economy than its main competitors while also being more enjoyable to drive.

Though driving enjoyment typically isn't high on the list of a hybrid buyer's list of priorities, the Fusion Hybrid delivers an unusually lively experience behind the wheel. If you're shopping for a new or used hybrid-powered sedan, this Ford should definitely be near the top of your list. Its unusual combination of solid driving dynamics and superior fuel economy, along with its good looks, comfortable ride and accommodating interior, makes it easy to recommend.

Current Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize four-door sedan that's available in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. There is also the plug-in, extended-range version, called the Fusion Energi, which is reviewed separately.

The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine working in concert with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. All told, there's 188 horsepower on tap along with impressive EPA fuel economy estimates of 47 mpg in all three cycles: city, highway and combined.

Standard equipment highlights on the S include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the voice-activated Sync audio/cell phone interface and a sound system with a CD player and USB/iPod interface. The SE adds a keyless entry keypad, a power driver seat, a rear seat center armrest, satellite radio and numerous options. The Titanium's highlights include 18-inch alloy wheels, remote start, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, heated front sport seats, a power passenger seat, the MyFord Touch electronics interface (with configurable gauge displays), a rearview camera and an upgraded audio system. Key options include a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, automated parking assist and blind-spot detection.

In reviews, this Fusion Hybrid impressed us with its athletic handling and communicative steering that provides a more engaging driving experience than you'd expect from a fuel sipper. At the same time, the ride is supple over bumps and ruts, the cabin is supremely quiet and Ford has made strides in making braking effort seem more natural: a previous complaint with the Fusion and indeed many hybrids. And while the trunk is compromised by the presence of its battery pack, the remaining space is more useful than that of rival hybrid sedans. If there is a primary drawback, it's that Ford's electronic interfaces are less unintuitive than other systems.

Used Ford Fusion Hybrid Models
The current, second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid was introduced for 2013. All told, Ford managed to take all the attributes of the previous Fusion Hybrid -- notably, excellent fuel economy, sharp styling, sporty handling, a smooth ride and plenty of handy features ? and bolster it with more dramatic exterior styling, improved driving dynamics and the latest in electronics and features. These Fusion Hybrids are identical to the latest version with a few minor exceptions. Specifically, they lack the availability of the S trim level, inflatable rear seatbelts, a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats.

The first-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid debuted for the 2010 model year and ran through 2012. It was a midsize sedan that employed a 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine paired with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack to produce 191 hp. The power was sent to the front wheels through a CVT. Along with a fuel mileage estimate of 39 mpg in combined driving, this Fusion Hybrid had the ability under low load conditions to propel itself to nearly 50 mph on battery power alone.

The handsome cabin sported quality materials and a wealth of standard features. The latter included 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, the MyKey system (limits top speed and audio volume), a keyless-entry security code pad, automatic headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. There was also the Sync electronics interface (includes voice commands, Bluetooth and iPod control) and a six-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player, satellite radio and steering-wheel controls. Options included a rearview camera, a premium audio system, a sunroof and a navigation system with Sirius Travel Link.

In reviews, we were pleasantly surprised by the Ford Fusion Hybrid's well-sorted chassis. It's not a sport sedan, but it is sportier than you'd expect a hybrid sedan to be. Granted, you'll get even better mileage out of cars like the smaller Honda Insight and ubiquitous Toyota Prius. But when you compare apples to apples, the first-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid is an excellent choice for a used hybrid family sedan.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Cars for Sale

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$27,120
Special Offer See special offer Jerry's Ford of Leesburg(6mi)(6)
Dealer Notes

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE in Lightning Blue. Call us directly at (703) 777-0000 to confirm availability! Jerry's Leesburg Ford is located at 847 East Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia. If you have any questions, please contact us directly and we'll be glad to help! Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Leesburg Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership. Ford Sales, Ford Finance, and Ford Service conveniently located in the town of Leesburg, Virginia.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$35,040
Special Offer See special offer Koons Sterling Ford(6mi)(1)
Dealer Notes

SE HYBRID LUXURY PACKAGE.. LEATHER/HEATED SEATS.. MOONROOF.. NAVIGATION.. DRIVER ASSIST.. BLIS.. LANE KEEPING.. SYNC CONNECT.. REMOTE START.. LED SIGNATURE LIGHTING.. LED FOG LIGHTS/HEADLIGHTS/TAILAMPS.. 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE Magnetic Gray Metallic w/ Ebony Black Leather... This Fusion is Loaded Up with Power Moonroof, Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation, 18-inch Premium Wheels, Rear Inflatable Safety Belts, SYNC Connect, Driver Assist Pkg, Auto High Beams, BLIS with Cross-traffic Alert, Heated Steering Wheel, Lane-Keeping System, 110V Outlet, Rain-Sensing Wipers, SE Hybrid Luxury Package, Leather/Heated Seats, Memory Group, Intelligent Access with Remote Start System, LED Fog Lamps, LED Headlamps, LED Taillamps, Upgraded Heated/Sideview Mirrors, Premium Floor Mats with Trunk Mat, 50-State Emissions, Trunk Cargo Net, Sync Connect, Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror, 10-Way Power Drivers Seat, 6-Way Power Passenger Seat, Keyless-Entry Keypad, SiriusXM Radio Equipped, LED Signature Lighting, EcoSelect Button, SmartGauge with EcoGuide, Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control, Regenerative Brake System, Rotary Gear Shift Dial, SYNC Enhance Voice Recognition w/ 911 Assist, AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD/MP3 Player, Push-Button Start, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Personal Safety System, Rear View Camera, Perimeter Alarm, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Safety Canopy System, Side Impact Dual Front Airbags, Driver Passenger Knee Airbag, Configurable Day Time Running Lamps, Autolock/Autounlock, Electronic Traction Control, Remote Keyless-Entry System, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Steering Wheel Redundant Audio Controls Cruise Control, LED Taillamps, Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler, Four-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ ABS... Call Koons Sterling Ford at 1-800-796-2075... NOT AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER... Call us about Additional Rebates that may be available to reduce your price even further! Some examples of Additional rebates that you may qualify for include Active Military, Recent College Grad Competitive Lease Conquest Rebates... WOW prices include some available rebates and incentives that may not be compatible with special rate programs and may require Ford Financing on select models! Financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are special internet prices only and do exclude freight, tax, tags, and processing. WOW prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and may vary based on zip code. Please let us verify all rebates that you qualify for... We are a full-service Ford Dealership. We have an Excellent Finance Department and secure financing for the majority of our customers. WE WANT YOUR CAR and are offering top dollar on nice trades. Be sure to call for availability. With our Best Deal WOW Price up front on all In Stock vehicles, our vehicles have been selling very quickly. If you aren't local, no worries. We have been selling vehicles throughout the U.S. for many years. We will gladly handle everything for you to ensure that this is an exceptional car buying experience. Give us a Call and let us WOW you with our Great Prices, Excellent Service and Top Quality vehicles!

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$33,525
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Dealer Notes

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 41/43 Highway/City MPG

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
MSRP$38,745
Special Offer See special offer Battlefield Ford(19mi)(5)
Dealer Notes

Price includes: $500 - Retail Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $1,250 - Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $500 - Ford Credit Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$35,460
Special Offer See special offer Koons Ford of Falls Church(21mi)(3)
Dealer Notes

This Ford won't be on the lot long! This midsize sedan stands out in its class as affordable practicality with a stylish twist. Ford infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: power front seats, front dual-zone air conditioning, and more. It features a front-wheel-drive platform, an automatic transmission, and a 2 liter 4 cylinder engine. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
MSRP$38,745
Special Offer See special offer Jerry's Ford Alexandria(23mi)(16)
Dealer Notes

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum in White. Equipment Group 750A and Navigation System. Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 for any questions or to confirm availability. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area!

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$34,670
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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
NEW 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
MSRP$36,620
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2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$36,685
Special Offer See special offer Koons of Silver Spring Ford(29mi)(1)
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
NEW 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
MSRP$27,615
Special Offer See special offer Apple Ford Lincoln(37mi)(2)
Dealer Notes

I4 Hybrid. Has sticking power. Take charge of the winding road. Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We value you as a customer and would love the chance to get you and your family in this good-looking 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Take comfort in the knowledge that this car has been meticulously dealer maintained. It is nicely equipped with features such as Equipment Group 600A, Fusion SE Hybrid Technology Package ((2) 4.2 Driver Configurable LCD Display, 110V/150W AC Power Outlet, and SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System), I4 Hybrid, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Front Bucket Seats, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front License Plate Bracket, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/MP3/Single-CD Player, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC Communications & Entertainment System, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. When you purchase a New or Pre-Owned vehicle from Apple Ford Lincoln, we will provide you the following benefits, simply for choosing us... Engine Warranty For Life. Car Washes For Life. Oil Changes For Life. Safety Inspections For Life. Tire Rotations For Life. Customer for Life Program has stipulations, excludes certain vehicles and equipment. See dealer for details. Price does not include tax, tags, $300 dealer processing (not required by law), destination and delivery. Some factory incentives included may require financing a portion of the vehicle with the Manufacturer's lender at standard rates. Not all will qualify. Price includes: $500 - Retail Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $1,250 - Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $500 - Ford Credit Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017