2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid leaps past the competition in fuel economy
After being a little late to the marketplace with their hybrid and electric vehicles, Ford is quickly becoming the leader in fuel sipping options. The new Ford Fusion Hybrid will catapult past the Toyota Camry, beating its highway fuel efficiency by about 17%. According to Ford’s press release today the new Ford Fusion Hybrid will achieve 47 mpg, compared to the Camry’s 39. Ford’s city fuel economy is almost 10% better than Toyota’s in this matchup.
Ford Fusion Engine Offerings
Ford isn’t relying on one technology, one engine, or one drivetrain for the Fusion. On the contrary, the Fusion will be available as a front-wheel-drive or All-wheel-drive sedan. It is also available with 5 different engine offerings. These include;
- Fusion Hybrid 47 mpg
- Fusion Plug-in Hybrid, projected to achieve more than 100mpg equivalent
- Fusion with a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine that will achieve 37 mpg highway
- Fusion with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine achieving 33 mpg highway
- The engine for those who will regret not getting the turbo, a 2.5 liter achieving 33 mpg
Fuel Savings From More Than Just Engines
The Fusion Hybrid will feature active grill shutters that close at high speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag. The car also has underbody panels that reduce drag. In addition to the hybrid drivetrain and plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Fusion will also offer stop-start technology on it models.