If you're looking for the most cutting-edge hybrid that's based on a traditional midsize sedan, the Fusion is immediately impressive. The SmartGauge display is the most advanced instrumentation in this trio of hybrids, with four levels of information from the twin 4.3-inch, high-resolution LCD displays that flank the analog speedometer. Everyone who drove the Fusion had something great to say about the SmartGauge.
Once you get past the SmartGauge and pay attention to the powertrain that's being monitored so effectively, there's even more to love. This Fusion Hybrid can cruise on electric power alone at speeds up to 47 mph and the car frequently switches to EV mode once you reach cruising speed. We loved the seamless transition between gas and electric propulsion and we also thought the Fusion felt the most like a normal car. Consider the Fusion to be our choice for driving enthusiasts and eco-minded drivers alike.
Engine: 2.5-liter DOHC I-4
Power: 156 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 136 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
Type: 400v permanent magnet AC motor
Power: 106 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 166 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Type: 275v Nickel-Metal Hydride
Output: 35 hp
System Total Power: 191 hp
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Wheels, Tires: 17-inch aluminum, 225/50VR17
L x W x H: 190.6" x 80.1" x 56.9"
Legroom F/R: 42.3"/36.7"
Headroom F/R: 38.7"/37.8"
Trunk capacity: 11.8 cu ft
Curb Weight: 3720 lb
EPA Rating (city/highway): 41/36 mpg