Ford Fusion Hybrid: A Review

  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.6 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.0 of 5.0
30 Sep 2013

Hybrid cars are generally thought to be expensive and inefficient. Proving that perception wrong is the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Praised by all and sundry for its fuel economy and affordable price, the car carries a number of features that make it one of the best hybrids on the market today. Safe, reliable and efficient, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a great value-for-money car. Here is an in-depth look into the features that make this car a worthwhile purchase for you.

Roomy Interiors

Starting off with the interiors, you won’t be cramped for space inside the Ford Fusion Hybrid. There is plenty of legroom and headroom for both the front and rear seats. Even tall passengers and drivers won’t have any trouble getting cozy and comfortable in the car. The seats have been designed in a way that makes them roomy and more comfortable, which is a distinctive feature of this vehicle. The design of the interior is also geared more towards getting the job done than catching your attention.

Extendable Cargo Space

Apart from the roomy seats, the car also has an extendable cargo space. The rear seat can be folded to increase the trunk space available to you. A pass-through feature has also been included to make the cargo space even bigger than it appears at first.

Excellent Fuel Efficiency

It is hard to beat the Ford Fusion Hybrid when it comes to fuel efficiency. The miles per gallon average for the car in the city or on the highway is 47. This puts the car near the top of the list of the most fuel-efficient hybrids available on the market today. Besides, this will help you save a lot of money on gas. The fuel efficiency is enhanced by the powertrain. A four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor enable the car to yield 188hp. Despite being powerful, the powertrain hardly emits any noise even when you are driving the car on gas. So, you can easily power up the car within seconds after stopping, making it a great vehicle for in-city driving.

Effective Handling

The handling of the Ford Fusion Hybrid has also been praised by several customers. The steering is efficient and precise. You don’t have to exert extra power to get the steering to follow your lead. The handling is considered to be almost ‘too good’ for a hybrid. Now there have been some issues with braking, but the quality of the handling more than makes up for it.

Other Great Features

There are a number of other great features in the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The MyFord infotainment system may be difficult to operate if you haven’t used it before, but you will get familiar with it soon enough. The infotainment system enables you to use voice-controlled Sync as well as listen to your favorite music. Then, you also have a dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, eight airbags, Bluetooth and an auxiliary jack. These aside, you will get the standard MyKey feature to restrict access to the car.

Some other features are available as add-ons you can get when buying the car. All said and done, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the most cost-efficient cars on the market. The costs of owning and maintaining the car compare favorably to other hybrids. In addition, the performance and features ensure that you get the best bang for your buck. So, if you are on the lookout for a hybrid and an affordable one at that, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a great option.