Ford's 2013 Fusion Hybrid Clobbers the Competition, Delivers 47 MPG City/44 MPG Highway
January 8, 2012 11:34 PM
comment(s) - last by
2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost 2.0
Ford assaults the midsize sedan market with the 2013 Fusion
The next generation Ford Fusion has been a highly anticipated vehicle in the auto industry. The midsize sedan market has been heating up and Ford needed to bring its A-Game in order to stay competitive. Well we can safely say that Ford did indeed bring its A-Game, and may end up sending its competitors back to the drawing board early in the powertrain department.
The new Fusion lineup which now consists solely of four-cylinder engines:
2.5-liter naturally aspirated (170hp/170 lb-ft)
1.6-liter EcoBoost (179hp/172 lb-ft)
2.0-liter EcoBoost (237hp/250 lb-ft)
2.0-liter naturally aspirated (Atkinson-cycle) hybrid
2.0-liter naturally aspirated (Atkinson-cycle) plug-in hybrid
The 1.6-liter EcoBoost will deliver 26mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway, topping all non-hybrid competitors.
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Likewise, the new Fusion Hybrid with the normally aspirated 2.0-liter engine will now deliver 47mpg in the city and 44mpg on the highway. The increased fuel economy (from 41/36) comes from the downsized engine (the old Fusion Hybrid used an Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine) and a new lithium-ion battery pack. Thanks to the more powerful battery, the Fusion Hybrid can now travel at up to 62mph on battery power alone.
For comparison (city/highway):
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2012 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
2013 Ford Fusion Energi
As for the Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid, Ford will only say that it will be rated for 100 MPGe, which makes it more efficient than a
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost will take the place of the previous V6 engine. Although fuel economy numbers haven't yet been released for this model, there's no doubt that the 2.0-liter EcoBoost will offer similar performance while sipping less fuel. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost will also be available in FWD and AWD variants.
And we can't forget the dramatic new styling direction with the Fusion. Gone is the Gillette-esque grille that has been replaced with a nose that wouldn't seem out of place on an Aston Martin. There's no doubt the 2013 Ford Fusion will be the most dramatically styled mainstream sedan on the market, and consumers won't have to drive "design-challenged" vehicles like the
to get incredible fuel economy across the board.
2013 Ford Fusion interior
When it comes to technology, the Fusion Hybrid will be available with SYNC, the much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, and blind spot monitoring.
The 2013 Ford Fusion will be in U.S. showrooms in the latter half of 2012.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
1/9/2012 11:51:03 AM
Long term is where a vehicle shows how well it is made.
I have a Pontiac with 96k miles on it. Daily driver. Most reliable car I've ever owned. Only had two problems:
1. Recall on rear diff seal
This is my first American car. I owned nothing but Japanese before this and with the exception of my old Infiniti, they all had problems minor and major. I was so impressed with this car that I bought a used Ford pickup. That's been trouble free too (expensive to maintain though cause it's a diesel).
1/9/2012 12:08:19 PM
Love my Pontiac Grand Prix,and would have definitely purchased another Pontiac had they not killed the brand. Still can't figure out why they kept GMC around when it's exactly the same as Chevy, but killed Pontiac.
"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings
After Fire Issues, GM Prepares for Volt "Recall"
January 5, 2012, 11:26 PM
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Hybrid Priced from $25,995
November 22, 2011, 1:02 PM
Toyota Outs Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Can Travel 14.5 Miles on Battery Power
September 13, 2011, 11:07 PM
Toyota's New Camry Hybrid Leads the Pack in Price, MPG
August 23, 2011, 5:21 PM
VW to Take on Hybrid Competitors With 43 MPG HWY, $26K Passat TDI
June 15, 2011, 9:38 AM
Porsche Macan V6 Diesel Bound for the U.S.
December 17, 2013, 10:36 AM
GM Could Release New EV, Updated Chevrolet Volt in 2016
December 16, 2013, 11:30 AM
Ford Says 70% of its Cars Will Have Start-Stop Tech by 2017
December 16, 2013, 10:57 AM
EPA Says Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Has Hit All-Time High
December 13, 2013, 10:04 AM
Carbon Fiber to Lower BMW i3 Repair, Insurance Costs
December 12, 2013, 2:12 PM
Cadillac ELR is Priced Out of Its League According to Consumer Reports
December 11, 2013, 11:51 AM
Most Popular Articles
Report: Windows 8.2 Revives Start Menu, Runs Metro Apps in Desktop Mode
December 10, 2013, 2:56 PM
Chinese Media Puts Positive Spin on Its Smog Problem, Touts 5 "Benefits"
December 11, 2013, 12:39 PM
China's Lunar Rover Enters Orbit, Prepares for Historic Sat. Landing
December 13, 2013, 5:00 PM
The History of Normandy: How Nokia Plotted a Low-End Android Line
December 11, 2013, 8:12 PM
Metro-Enabled Firefox Browser Expected to Land After Two Years of Work
December 12, 2013, 5:21 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
AT&T Explores $100B+ USD Deal to Acquire Vodafone's European Operations
Nov 4, 2013, 7:34 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2013 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information