All new for 2013, the Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid is a mid-size sedan powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. FWD is paired to an eCVT, enabling an EPA estimated range of 44 mpg city and 41 mpg highway (108/92 MPGe). Features include 19-inch wheels, SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, navigation system, HD radio, leather seats, and dual-zone climate control. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), electric-power-assisted steering, AdvaceTrac® electronic stability control (ESC), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Fusion Energi is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Ford's Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is an all-new addition to the redesigned Fusion lineup for 2013. The fuel-conscious sedan combines a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a 2.0L gasoline engine, good for a combined 188 hp. The plug-in feature provides battery recharging with a household 120-volt outlet. Also featured is regenerative braking, which captures kinetic energy built up during braking and stores it for later use. The Fusion Energi carries an EPA rating of 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). Apart from its innovative powertrain, the Fusion Energi carries an attractive coupe-like sedan body and active grille shutters, which help reduce resistance and increase efficiency. Inside the spacious cabin there's Ford's SYNC and MyFord Touch, high-quality materials, advanced safety features and more. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi starts at $38,700.
Ultra high efficiency; attractive exterior styling; available technology; all-electric capabilities
Ford has upped the ante in the hybrid game with its all-new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. The sedan returns and EPA-rated 100 MPGe combined equivalent fuel economy, making it more efficient than the Toyota Prius plug-in, the Chevrolet Volt and the Fisker Karma. With lovely coupe-sedan looks, innovative cabin features, and a lower price tag than the Volt, there is plenty to recommend the new Fusion Energi to car shoppers looking to reduce their eco footprint.