2010 Ford Fusion and 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
It was absolutely painful to be walking the show floor in Los Angeles while the Detroit 3 were being crucified in Washington. While the politicians were literally yelling at the CEOs for not building cars people want, the 2010 Ford Fusion (and Mercury Milan) line was quietly unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid should return an estimated 39 mpg in city driving and can travel up to 47 mph without firing up the gasoline engine, Ford claims. That could mean a range of 700 miles of city driving on a single tank of gas. A slick new eco gauge will even coach drivers to help eke the most miles out of a gallon of gas. With a starting price of $27,270 (plus destination charges which haven't been announced yet), the Fusion Hybrid is both fuel efficient and reasonably affordable.
Folks not interested in a hybrid sedan, but wanting very good fuel economy, can still enjoy a 2010 Ford Fusion with a four-cylinder engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. If you can shift for yourself, the Fusion will start under $20,000 (again, not including destination charges) and return at least 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2010 Ford Fusion line goes on sale in the spring of 2009.