This is the best-looking hybrid on the market, in my opinion, as well as the best-looking Fusion ever. The interior, as my colleagues have pointed out, is also extremely well done. The energy display in the IP is simpler and clearer than those in the Camry or Altima hybrids, but that's not a bad thing. I like the display's convenient position in the IP, adjacent to the speedometer, versus in the infotainment screen (this particular Fusion Hybrid does not have navigation).
I was a bit disappointed that I achieved only an indicated 31 mpg in two days of driving the Fusion Hybrid (much less than the 41/36 mpg EPA ratings), but I was driving it fairly hard and ambient temperatures were chilly. Still, that's considerably better than you'd get in a gasoline-only Fusion, which, of course, starts at about $8000 cheaper.
As with the Altima Hybrid, I had a hard time predicting when the Fusion's engine would turn off, especially during closed-throttle situations. The Camry's system seems more predictable, but that's likely because I'm more used to it (I've spent thousands more miles in gas/electric Camrys than I have in the Ford or the Nissan). And the Fusion is more fun to drive than either of those two rivals, particularly the Toyota.
Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor