These days the car industry is experiencing the hybrid war and all car manufacturing companies are working hard to list their names as best hybrid car manufacturers. At the 2012 Detroit auto show, Ford has introduced a new member to the family of hybrid named 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. The new Ford is not only modern and sleek in its look but is actually a smart presentation by the Ford. The new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is a perfect blend of style, class and performance and is laced with a more powerful engine that can deliver a total electric and gas range of 620 miles that is 80 miles and 120 miles more than the hybrid Prius and 2014 Honda accord respectively. Moreover, Ford claimed that the Fusion has an ability to drive up to twenty one miles in electric only mode.
For a detail description, lets have a look into the specs of the Fusion Energi.
Inside and Out
From its style and look to its feel and comfort, everything of the new 2013 Ford Fusion is inspiring because it is the result of a hard work and quality material used. It has a bold hexagonal stylish front grille, LED taillamps, low profile laser cuts projector headlamps and is available in seven different color ambient lighting choice in the interior. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is available in standard and available wheel choices making it more compatible and distinctive hybrid. The seating arrangement of the new 2013 Ford fusion Energi that are leather trimmed and highly comfortable and sophisticated. This is because the interior of the car is a blend of superior quality materials and workmanship and the technologically advanced equipments. The overall cabin is roomy and is comfortable enough for the passengers while the rear seat can fold and can give you a good cargo space.
Power and Performance
The car is equipped with 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and is known as “Plug in Hybrid” because the car is the most fuel efficient mid size cars on the face of the earth. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is not fully electrical and therefore it is known as a plug in hybrid. In combined mode, the car can deliver 44 mpg city and 41 mpg highway whereas the official non stop mileage of the car is 620 miles out of which 21 miles are produced by the electric mode only. Though the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is beating Honda Accord and Hybrid Prius in official mileage but is behind in hybrid figures that is 50 mpg combined for Toyota Prius and 46 mpg combined for Honda accord. As compared to the 2012 Ford model, the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has a bit lower net Drivetrain that is 188hp while the previous one was 191hp.
Safety wise, the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is highly secure and is laced with some standard features including IIHS top safety pick, EV mode button, Cruise control, MyFord touch and other common safety features like airbags etc.
- Gasoline and electric plug in options
- Non stop 620 miles if the batteries are fully charged
- Very comfortable interior and stylish exterior
- The car has a good position in the market electrically as compared to its rivals.
- A bit lower net Drivetrain and combined hybrid figures.
- It is pretty much similar to the Fusion from outside and is not looking like a real hybrid.
The car is priced very reasonably and anyone can enjoy the ultimate luxury and comfort in just $27,995 as a starting price.