A hybrid midsize sedan is only as good as the car on which it is based, and that's why many buyers will want to consider the Ford Fusion Hybrid. After all, the regular model is compelling to drive, easy on the eyes and offers a refined ride. The Ford Fusion Hybrid has a lot to offer, and many shoppers will want to take a long, hard look at it.
Ford has decided to offer an entry-level S trim line for the Fusion Hybrid. New options include ventilated seats up front and inflatable seatbelts in the rear.
To most eyes, the curvy features and prominent grille of the Ford Fusion Hybrid resemble an Aston Martin. This gives it an advantage over other hybrid sedans with less appealing styling.
Inside, drivers appreciate adjustable seats and great visibility. Passengers will like a relatively spacious interior as well as the fold-down rear seats for flexible storage. There are soft-touch materials throughout, although a dark color schemes may feel claustrophobic to some.
Under the Hood
The combined horsepower figures for the Ford Fusion Hybrid's 2-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor are 188 horsepower, which is down somewhat from recent years. However, the company advertises an impressive 47 mpg in highway and city driving -- numbers that put the Fusion at the head of its class.
Engaging on back roads, the Fusion Hybrid also provides a comfortable cocoon for longer trips on the highway. Acceleration is not as good as the regular Fusion, but is still competitive within the class.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid S trim is the most basic, yet it still offers a number of compelling features. For safety, it includes automatic headlights as well as Ford's Sync cell phone interface. The stereo can also play music from the CD player, auxiliary or USB inputs. Oversize cargo is easy to stow thanks to the split fold-down rear seat, while passengers can choose their own temperatures with the dual-zone automatic AC system.
The Fusion Hybrid carries some more amenities that drivers and occupants will appreciate. Heated mirrors enhance winter safety and a keyless keypad unlock doors without the need to fumble for keys. Passengers in the back may appreciate the rear vents for air conditioning as well as a center arm rest for longer drives. Optional packages add leather upholstery and an upgraded infotainment system.
The Titanium trim makes all of the options listed for the SE standard. It also adds fog lights and remote start, as well as a rearview camera for safety during parking and reversing maneuvers. Audiophiles will like the significant upgrade to a Sony 12-speaker stereo system. Available options include collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. A nice touch is the automated parallel-parking system, which requires minimal driver intervention.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid$21,998 | 29,724 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$23,995 | 26,294 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$24,496 | 25,253 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$24,977 | 30,045 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$25,500 | 14,251 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$25,995 | 17,823 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$27,866 | 23,449 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$27,888 | 8,781 mi
2013 FORD FUSION HYBRID$30,950 | 9,178 mi
2012 FORD FUSION HYBRID$22,500 | 7,601 mi
2011 FORD FUSION HYBRID$18,995 | 45,768 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$13,884 | 66,115 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$13,900 | 76,351 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$14,590 | 68,370 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$15,669 | 43,326 mi
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid$15,744 | 57,532 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$16,848 | 58,321 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$17,067 | 50,559 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$17,700 | 54,163 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$17,995 | 49,327 mi
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