Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated at 47 MPGWednesday, September 19, 2012 8:40 by Arman Barari
Official EPA ratings have been revealed for the new Ford Fusion family, and it’s hybrid version managed to score an interesting 47/47/47 mpg city/highway/combined. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, this car does 47 mpg all the time. This is the best result achieved by a mid-size sedan, and it’s 8 mpg highway and 4 mpg city better than the new Toyota Camry hybrid.
Ford Fusion Hybrid is powered by a sophisticated system consisting of a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine, electric motors and Auto Start-Stop system. The car also has Active Grille Shutters, which make the car more aerodynamic and an aerodynamic underbody. It has a pure EV mode as well, in which the car can reach a top speed of 62 mph running solely on electricity.
Other fuel savings measures in the Fusion Hybrid include Ford’s patented SmartGaugewith EcoGuide that coaches drivers for top fuel efficiency; and ECO Cruise, a greener cruise control functionality optimized for lower fuel consumption.
If, however, 47 mpg is not enough for you, they do do a plug-in hybrid version as well, which will do 100-plus MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent).
Normal, petrol-powered versions of Ford Fusion have also achieved respectable EPA ratings:
1.6-liter EcoBoost: 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, 29 mpg combined
2.0-liter EcoBoost: 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
2.5-liter: 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined