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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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2017 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $25,785
2017 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $26,590
2017 Titanium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $31,120
2017 Platinum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $37,130


Ford's gasoline/electric midsize sedan remains a leading choice for families who want a practical, all-around sedan with great gas mileage. Like its gasoline-engine counterpart, the Fusion Hybrid is an appealing blend of ambitious styling, refined driving characteristics, and impressive value—augmented by excellent fuel economy.

What's New for 2017

A new top-end Platinum trim level joins the Fusion Hybrid lineup for 2017. Ford claims that new software boosts the Hybrid’s refinement, and that the electric motor has gained in efficiency. SYNC 3 infotainment, standard in upper trim levels, is said to be more intuitive than previous systems.

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Choosing Your Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Fusion is available with three distinct types of powertrain: a traditional gasoline-fueled model, a gasoline/electric Hybrid, and the Energi plug-in hybrid. The gasoline-only Fusion and the Energi are covered in separate articles.

Even since its redesign for 2013, the Fusion Hybrid has intensified its position at the top of the eco-friendly family sedan class. In addition to superb design, fine driving feel, and high materials quality, the Hybrid delivers some seriously impressive fuel economy figures for a car of this size. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 43 mpg in city driving and 41 mpg on the highway. An EcoGuide system provides real-time coaching to boost gas mileage.

The Fusion Hybrid can now be obtained in four trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, and new Platinum. In each trim level, the drivetrain couples an Atkinson-cycle 2-liter four-cylinder gas engine with an 88-kW electric motor. The hybrid powertrain mates with an electronically-controlled continuously-variable transmission (eCVT) that drives the front wheels. Brakes include a regenerative circuit to convert kinetic energy (from the car’s forward motion) into electricity, which is fed back to the onboard lithium-ion storage battery.

Ford Fusion Hybrid


Base-priced at $25,185, the “entry-level” Fusion Hybrid is reasonably well-equipped, with a limited number of options available. Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, nine-speaker audio, SYNC infotainment, a front console, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.


Choosing the SE, at $25,990, makes additional options available. As it stands, though, the SE’s ample equipment list features SiriusXM satellite radio, a 10-way power driver’s seat, six-way power passenger seat, LED lighting, keyless-entry key pad, and rear armrest. Leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, parallel-parking assistance and a Driver Assist package with blind-spot monitors and a lane-departure warning system are among the electronics-focused options.


Starting at $30,520, the Titanium version is abundantly fitted, with heated front seats, leather seat upholstery, SYNC 3 infotainment, 12-speaker Sony audio, reverse sensing, an auto-dimming mirror, ambient lighting, and aluminum pedals. In addition to a Driver Assist Package and adaptive cruise control, voice-activated navigation and cooled front seats are available as options.


Topping the Hybrid lineup, the new Platinum edition provides plenty of features for its $37,020 sticker price. Standard equipment includes such safety technology as pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning with cross-traffic alert, active lane-keeping, and adaptive cruise control. Also standard are heated/cooled front seats, SYNC Connect, a heated steering wheel, power tilt/telescopic steering column, navigation and a moonroof. Active Park Assist also is included.

CarsDirect Tip

Unless you’re trying for the lowest possible price, skip the S model. The SE's $805 premium is justified by its extra standard features and available options. Moving all the way up to Platinum adds a considerable sum to the price, but its active-safety features could well be worth the additional cost.

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Ford sells two eco-conscious versions of its popular Fusion sedan. While the plug-in Energi allows drivers to travel for miles and miles on electric power, the Hybrid is the more conventional (and more affordable), delivering exceptional efficiency and room for the kids in a surprisingly sophisticated package.

Pricing and Equipment

The Fusion Hybrid starts out in S trim for $26,170, including $875 for destination. Standard features include:

  • Keyless ignition
  • A rearvew camera
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A nine-speaker infotainment system with voice controls

The $26,975 SE also comes with power front seats, satellite radio, and LED accent lighting. Next up is the Titanium ($31,505), featuring heated front sport seats with driver memory, leather upholstery, remote start, a 12-speaker Sony sound system, and Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment interface. Both the SE and Titanium offer a Driver Assist Package ($1,575) with safety features like lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring. Adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation with automatic braking can be added to the package for $1,190. All of these features come standard on the new Platinum model ($38,005), which also gets upgraded leather upholstery and a power-adjustable steering wheel.

Every Fusion Hybrid packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and 88-kW electric motor. This setup delivers 188 horsepower to the front wheels. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) features a rotary gear selector.

Performance Pros

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  • The Fusion Hybrid is EPA-rated at 43 miles per gallon in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 42 mpg in combined driving. While that kind of fuel economy isn't surprising for a hybrid sedan, it's an enormous improvement over the most efficient gas-powered Fusion, which is rated at 27 mpg combined.
  • There's no performance penalty for going hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid scoots from zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, which is actually a tick faster than Fusions equipped with base gasoline engine.
  • The Fusion Hybrid tackles curves with confidence and precision. No matter what we threw at it, the Fusion stayed planted firmly on the road.

Performance Cons

  • As far as hybrid vehicles go, efficiency is no better than average. The similar-sized Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, for example, is rated at 46 mpg combined.
  • The Fusion Hybrid is faster than economy hybrids, but it's not as powerful as direct rivals like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
  • The brake pedal felt touchy to us, a symptom of the regenerative braking system. Apply a little to much pressure, and the car decelerates abruptly.

Interior Pros

  • We found the newly available Sync 3 system to be far easier to navigate than the old MyFord Touch unit. The eight-inch touchscreen also looks great and comes with useful virtual buttons.
  • The attractive digital displays and abundance of soft trim give a luxurious air to the interior.
  • Despite its efficiency, the Fusion Hybrid remains a true family sedan with room for five and a comfortable ride worthy of long trips.

Interior Cons

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  • The dramatic roofline limits rear head room for taller passengers, and does no favors for rearward visibility.
  • The battery pack reduces trunk space by four cubic feet, enough of a dent to force a grocery bag onto the rear seat.
  • Although it looks slick, the new rotary shifter is too petite to operate without looking down.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Fusion Hybrid is extremely peaceful inside. Road and wind noise have been all but engineered out, even at highway speeds.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The standard cloth upholstery in the Ford Fusion Hybrid has a synthetic feel that doesn't belong in the otherwise inviting interior.

The Bottom Line

The Ford Fusion Hybrid offers outstanding efficiency for a family sedan, along with the same driving dynamics and refinement we've come to appreciate in its gas-powered sibling.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 141 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
43 / 41 / 42 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 141 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
43 / 41 / 42 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
191.8 "
Exterior Width
72.9 "
Exterior Height
58.0 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
44.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,615 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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