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Ford bests Toyota in hybrid efficiency

Ford has announced that the official EPA fuel efficiency numbers are in for its new midsize 2013 Fusion Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid is now the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in the country with an EPA rating of 47 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 47 mpg combined.
 
Those numbers top the Toyota Camry Hybrid by eight mpg on the highway and 4 mpg in the city. Ford continues to utilize efficient gasoline engines, electric motors, and lithium-ion batteries to allow its hybrid vehicles to achieve the same fuel efficiency on the highway as they're able to achieve in the city.

The EPA numbers surpassed Ford's previous estimates.
 
“The new Fusion is part of our plan to offer vehicles with the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value,” says Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “We are absolutely committed to class-leading fuel efficiency as a reason to buy Ford vehicles, with customers able to choose the fuel-efficient powertrain that best fits their lifestyle.”

 
The 2013 Fusion Hybrid is capable of traveling up to 62 mph on electricity alone. The car also has Active Grill Shutters to make the car more aerodynamic at highway speeds to help improve fuel efficiency. The hybrid also has an underbody with an aerodynamically designed panel to help improve fuel efficiency even further.
 
“Fusion is a driver’s car,” said Raj Nair, group vice president of Product Development. “We have carefully tuned this car to reward the driving expert and flatter the novice.”
 

Ford will offer four different versions of the 2013 Fusion. The vehicle will be offered with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine rated for 29 mpg combined. A two-liter EcoBoost engine is available with 26 mpg combined. The 2.5-liter version of the vehicle is rated for 26 mpg combined. The plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion, called the Energi is rated for over 100 MPGe.

Source: Ford



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RE: And the cost ?
By Dr of crap on 9/18/2012 9:27:51 AM , Rating: 0
Yes but the VAST majority can't or don't use the HP they have!
Yesterday on my route home I couldn't drive the speed limit in the 20 plus miles I had to drive. EVERYONE was under the limit for what reason I don't understand.

Why would I NEED 150 plus HP when I can only use scooter HP because everyone else is in the way? It finally hit me on that drive that all we need to commute is Prius power, small HP power engines that get high MPG!


RE: And the cost ?
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 9:53:06 AM , Rating: 4
God you're stupid.


RE: And the cost ?
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 9/18/2012 9:56:13 AM , Rating: 4
I think you meant to say he's in the 47% ;)


RE: And the cost ?
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 10:22:29 AM , Rating: 3
LMAO yeah, amazing what passes for a "controversy" when the media is carrying the water for one candidate over the other.


RE: And the cost ?
By Spuke on 9/18/2012 11:33:15 AM , Rating: 3
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Preliminary base price for the Fusion Hybrid is $27,200. I priced one out with leather and 18" alloys, and Navigation for $32,180.
Wow, not bad at all.


RE: And the cost ?
By BSMonitor on 9/19/2012 9:29:20 AM , Rating: 2
LMAO, We BUILT THAT.


RE: And the cost ?
By Masospaghetti on 9/18/2012 9:59:53 AM , Rating: 3
For once, Reclaimer, I agree with you!


RE: And the cost ?
By Dr of crap on 9/18/2012 10:55:01 AM , Rating: 2
Look in the mirror much?


RE: And the cost ?
By FITCamaro on 9/18/2012 4:05:05 PM , Rating: 2
When its a two way mirror and you're on the other side, yes.


RE: And the cost ?
By FITCamaro on 9/18/2012 4:01:55 PM , Rating: 2
BECAUSE I WANT IT!

And as the buying consumer, my opinion matters in my purchase. Not yours.


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