As fuel and vehicle prices continue to rise, there isn’t much for prospective owners to do when looking for something new. Fortunately, Ford has given drivers the opportunity to own a vehicle that can get amazing mileage and still retain the classic look of a luxury car. The 2013 Ford Fusion, a new hybrid in the industry, is one such car that provides a versatile power and security system in each of its models. In some such models, there is an estimated unbelievable 47 city and highway miles per gallon, ensuring travels will never have guilt behind them. While the 2013 is still considered a ‘new’ car, this model year can be found at used car dealership. We spoke to the folks at Ken Garff Used of UT and found out there are some real benefits to buying a preowned car like this. The great thing about buying a ‘used’ 2013 model is you can feel assured that it has the most up to date features, and more than likely will have very low mileage as well as some of its warranty left.
Two of the Fusions models that can get up to 47 miles per gallon is the Fusion Hybrid SE and Titanium Hybrid. Staring at $27,200, the Hybrid SE is a front wheel drive model with a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid engine and an electronic continuously variable transmission, providing 141 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 1.4kWh Lithium-Ion battery with 35kW of power. There are also 1.6L and 2/.0L ecoBoost engines available with 6-speed automatic or select shift automatic transmissions.
To keep the kind of power the Hybrid SE has in check, the car has front and rear suspension, traction control, optional all-wheel drive, and electric power-assisted steering. The Fusion Hybrid SE is also a plug-in hybrid with smart gauge and eco guide, regenerative braking, available auto start and stop and a 240-volt leviton charging station. Inside the car is a MyFord Touch, SYNC voice-activated technological center, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert rear view camera, lane keeping system, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning, and active park assist.
The power of the Ford Fusion is not overlooked in any of their models, but to retain the hybrid and available eco-friendly features, the Titanium Hybrid follows its sibling. The car has a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine and electric motor, a eCVT automatic transmission, hybrid lithium-ion battery, 4-wheel disc anti-lock braking system, and electric power-assist steering. The entire set up is very similar to that of the Hybrid SE.
With as much power that is available for the two hybrids, there is also a lot of safety options to take into consideration for new owners. Coming standard are dual front, front seat-side, and driver and front passenger knee air bags with 1st and 2nd row side air curtains. Also in case, there is an inside trunk safety release and personal safety systems. There is also and AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control, lower anchor and tethers for children seat system, child safety locks on the rear doors, SOS post-crash alert, sercuricode keyless entry, anti-theft system, and emergency brake assist.
To go with an amazing fuel economy and power, the 2013 Fusion Hybrids are nothing to be looked over. They provide a stability and security that all families need in a versatile vehicle as well as the necessary functional operations that will chance any drive into a pleasurable, luxurious cruise.