2013 Ford Fusion Energi plugin hybrid priced at $39 495 Digital Trends

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2013 Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid priced at

Ford announced pricing for the version of its Fusion sedan, the Fusion Energi. This which Ford says achieve 100 MPGe in combined driving, will start at

That amount buys a Fusion Energi SE; buyers can to the fancier Titanium model for All models are eligible for a federal tax which may be $4,000, not the $7,500 green cars get.

The Energi commands a significant over the Fusion Hybrid, starts at $27,995. The two models most powertrain components, a 188 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission. the Energi has a larger lithium-ion pack.

The Fusion Energi offer significantly better though. The Fusion Hybrid is at 47 mpg in all three EPA categories, but Ford the Energi will return 100 combined. The ability to charge its from an outlet should every gallon of gas the Energi as will its roughly 20-mile driving range.

The Fusion Energi’s price and MPGe should put it right in the of the current plug-in pack. The Prius Plug-in returns 95 and starts at $32,000, the Chevrolet returns 95 MPGe and starts at and Ford’s own C-Max Energi 100 MPGe and starts at $32,950.

On the subjective side, the Fusion puts efficiency in a very package. The Fusion is one of the best cars on the market right now despite not being a hatchback the Prius, Volt, and C-Max, it has a fairly low 0.27 coefficient of

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The Fusion’s sedan body come with some limitations, though. The Energi’s battery pack eats up trunk space, and of course it have a full tailgate the C-Max.

If the Fusion Energi can on Ford’s MPGe claim, it should be able to justify its high price. However, could be a great car for individual might not be a sales success for As Chevy has found out with the great mileage alone counteract a high price.

We’ll have to see if buyers up for the Fusion Energi, or stick the somewhat cheaper C-Max

If you’re looking for ultimate mpg and want the range anxiety of a EV, the Fusion Energi (and the Prius, and C-Max, for that should be just the ticket. just a question of how much extra utility is worth.

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