The Ford Fusion is a great example of efficiency in a mid-size car, but what happens if you desire even more out of it? Well, for those looking to really stretch every drop of gas or lower their emission, you can get the Ford Fusion Hybrid. But is there a Plug-in Ford Fusion Hybrid to improve MPG numbers even more?
2016 Plug-in Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the most affordable plug-in cars available today, but it’s the performance of the Fusion that really sells it. You might think that because it’s a fuel efficient car that it won’t pack as much power as the 2.5L or 1.5L EcoBoost engines that are available in the Fusion, but as it turns out the 2.0L engine on the hybrid Fusion actually has a greater combined horsepower than the other Fusion engines — totalling at 188.
How efficient is the Ford Fusion Hybrid?
There’s two different 2016 Ford Fusion hybrids. One is the regular hybrid and the other is a plug-in model. The Fusion Hybrid has a top electric speed of about 85 MPH and has a 1.4 kWh battery that gives it a combined 42 MPG rating. The Fusion Plug-In, on the other hand, is rocking a 7.6 kWh battery capable of the same top speed on electric mode, and has a 38 MPG combined rating. But why is it lower? Well, because the battery in the Plug-in is heavier, but that means that it also has a 88 MPGe combined rating. So while it appears to be less efficient at first, this isn’t the case.
When is a new Ford Fusion Hybrid coming out?
A new 2017 Ford Fusion will be arriving this summer, which includes revamped Fusion Hybrid and Plug-in models. If you’re interested in a sporty mid-size sedan that is great on fuel and has low emissions, then consider giving the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid or Hybrid Plug-in model a test drive when it hits our lot! Contact us to let us know that you’re interested!