2013 Ford Fusion Energi First Drive Flagship Comes WellEquipped …

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2013 Ford Fusion First Drive: Flagship Well-Equipped

Ford wants to be the shop for your next sedan. For 2013, the automaker both press and public its stunning, all-new Fusion. its good looks, the Fusion available with a wide of engine choices: a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, which is the power plant; two turbocharged four-bangers; a hybrid system and its variant.

Energi is Ford s name for its plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV). Such combine the standard gas engine-electric system from hybrids those of an electric car, a large, rechargeable battery. The is that the more the vehicle on battery power, the less it ll tap the fuel tank, which fuel economy.

The Fusion Energi allows to select which powerplant is those wheels via three settings, or modes: EV Auto, EV Now and EV

EV Auto allows the Fusion to be powered by its four-cylinder gas engine, the motor or a combo of both.

In EV the sedan runs strictly on its then switches to EV Auto


Finally, EV Later preps the Energi to store electrical for use at a later date. Drivers switch to EV Now mode and use the freshly battery.

We spent roughly an on the road in our top-of-the-line Fusion with Titanium trim and primarily in EV Auto mode. The under hard acceleration, strongly as the gas engine rapidly all 188 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of torque to the (Titanium trims are available in or all-wheel drive.)  Acceleration out quicker in EV Now mode, though we plenty of power to get onto the or to pass slower vehicles. We from EV Auto to EV Now and back times and found the changes

According to the EPA, the Fusion gets 100 miles-per-gallon equivalent its battery and has a range up to 21 miles charges. Top speed in pure EV is 85 mph. When the gas engine is fuel economy includes 44 mpg 41 mpg highway and 43 mpg combined.

Ford Fusion Energi

The interior of the Energi is a quiet place, on par with luxury vehicles thanks to its active noise system. We talked in normal during our drive and could hear the audible beep of the spot detection system. when accelerating in EV Auto did we the Fusion s engine. Noise the electric motor and battery, as you can was virtually zero.

The ride itself felt and comfortable with the suspension most road imperfections. is firm, giving the Fusion a sporty feel while driver s confidence in making tight turns as needed.

Our Energi came equipped the optional lane keeping which vibrated the steering each time we drifted from the well-marked lanes. We briefly with the Sony system which comes with the Titanium trim, as as the MyFord Touch touchscreen and infotainment system. Like hybrids and PHEVs, truck gets reduced to accommodate the

While the standard Ford has 16 cu.-ft. of space, the hybrid only 12 cu.ft. while the Energi s cargo room culled down to 8 cu.-ft.

The Ford Fusion Energi is the of the Fusion fleet and its starting of $37,700 can be startling. (The Fusion begins at $21,900.) though, looking for a stylish chockfull of equipment and technology of luxury brands may find the Energi a satisfying bang for the

Photography courtesy of Ford

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