Fusion Hybrid
Tim Charlet
Automotive Editor - November 1, 2018

Expert Rating

3.65 (Good)
43 City / 41 Highway

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2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid OVERVIEW

If you want a Ford hybrid, 2019 might be your best opportunity, as the Fusion lineup is scheduled to be discontinued by 2020. The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid is offered to North American consumers in three, easy to configure trim levels. The Fusion continues to offer hybrid shoppers with well-appointed features, a stylish interior, and loads of standard tech, making it one of the best mid-size hybrid sedans on the market.

What's New for 2019

Ford’s latest marketing push is on full display with the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which features updated styling that includes a slimmed down front and rear and new wheel and color palettes. The Fusion Hybrid has also simplified the trim options, reducing from four in 2018 to three in 2019. Finally, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid gets a number of new standard safety technologies. These include navigation, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and the debut of Ford Co-Pilot360, a suite of driver-assist features that includes automatic high beams, a rearview camera, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Choosing Your Ford Fusion Hybrid

The second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid is available in three trims: Hybrid SE, Hybrid SEL, and Hybrid Titanium. Each receives power from the dependable 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-four engine that's paired to an 88-kilowatt electric motor. The electric motor receives juice from a 1.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.

Paired together, the Hybrid powerplant produces 188 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid setup is paired with an electronic continuously variable transmission that routes power to the front wheels. According to the EPA, the Fusion Hybrid returns 43 miles per gallon city, 41 mpg highway, and 42 combined.

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid is packed with several impressive standard features including an eight-inch infotainment display screen, a nine-speaker sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and navigation with a Wi-Fi hotspot.


The base Fusion Hybrid SE starts at $28,450 (all prices include the $895 destination charge). Along with the above standard features, this trim feature a 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, a six-way passenger power front seat, 60/40-split rear seating, dual-zone electronic temperature control, a cabin particulate air filter, and a voice-activated navigation system featuring SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, a hill starting assist, and a smart key with push-button start is also included. The SE can be configured with one of 10-exterior colors, with White Platinum costing an additional $595, while Ruby Red and Rich Copper can be selected for an additional $395. The SE comes with no additional package options, though a moonroof is a $1,095 option.


The SEL is the second trim option for the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid lineup and begins at $32,415. The SEL includes all of the options offered with the SE and adds a premium audio system with 11 speakers, dual 10-way power seats up front that are also heated, 17-inch silver-painted alloy wheels, and Ford's EcoGuide LCD instrument cluster display. Like the SE, the SEL doesn't offer additional package upgrades, but the moonroof is again available.


The range-topper is the Titanium, which begins at $35,380. This trim builds on the SEL and adds Ford’s 650A equipment group, which includes a Sony 12-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed sport seats, and much more. The front seats are heated and cooled and offer two memory settings. The Titanium also includes a power moonroof and a SiriusXM Radio subscription (three-month trial) as standard.

CarsDirect Tip

As we mentioned earlier, 2019 might be your best chance to purchase a Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Fusion lineup is expected to be deleted by 2020. Consumers looking for the best value among the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid range might find the SEL to their liking. If a plug-in hybrid is more your style, look closely at the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi.

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