First Drive 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Autos ca

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July 10, 2013

2014 Fusion Energi. Click to enlarge

Review by Paul photos by Paul Williams and Ford Motor Company

The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid sedan was available for at Ford s 2014 Preview held recently in Dearborn, Testing was limited, however, as the was to maximize fuel efficiency by in convoy on a closed course, and journalists in attendance were to win a prize doing so.

This apparently meant at a snail s pace in order to run in Vehicle (EV) mode conserving gasoline in the process.

You can do of course, although Ford pointed out that their with the Fusion Energi saw the fuel economy at around 70 Apparently there was no advantage by driving at such slow

All that said, Autos.ca Lesley Wimbush and I weren t in winning the go-slow prize choosing to break from the and drive at normal speeds to get realistic driving impressions of the new

The 2014 Ford Fusion is, like all the new Fusions, a fine automobile. Sleek and purposeful in the car gives the impression of being expensive than it is. Fusions in several flavours starting the $22,499 Fusion S, which is by a 170 horsepower, 2.5L, four-cylinder aspirated engine.

Two EcoBoost engines are also available 1.6L and 240-hp 2.0L), with Hybrid and Energi hybrid) versions.

2014 Fusion Energi. Click to enlarge

The Fusion Energi is a front-wheel vehicle (all-wheel drive can be with the 2.0L EcoBoost that uses an electronic variable transmission (e-CVT) as to the six-speed automatic with the gasoline models are equipped.

The Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder makes 141 hp, but in combination with the motor, its total system rises to 188. In operation the Energi is blissfully quiet in mode you choose.

Energi is s proprietary term for ‘Plug-in which means that charging this Fusion via normal household current or a 220-volt station, you can drive in EV for something over 30 kilometres. If you access to suitably located stations, and depending on your driving routine, you could charge the Lithium-Ion battery in car as required and run on electricity indefinitely.

Chances are that won t be the case, Once the battery is depleted, the Energi conveniently operates as a hybrid vehicle and you continue in that mode until you the battery.


It s worth noting that with a fully charged and a full tank of gasoline, the Energi can achieve a range of up to 992 according to the US Environmental Protection (EPA). According to Ford, the EPA that the Fusion Energi s consumption could help customers an estimated $6,850 in fuel costs compared an average new car over the course of years.

It is a somewhat pricey vehicle, so you will spend to save – if s your primary reason for a Energi purchase.

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