Most car buyers nowadays put practicality above everything else in choosing the perfect car for them. Special considerations are made in picking out a car that does not only posses first-class looks, positive road manners, but more importantly, should have big—BIG—fuel-economy numbers. The car possessing all of these qualities is very hard to find, for surely, you may have to sacrifice one attribute to get the other two. But it is possible for one car to have all of these things. This wonder comes in the form of the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
The Fusion Hybrid’s svelte body looks debonair, both on the inside and outside. Everything has been thought of, especially the cockpit area where the buttons and panels have been simplified to avoid confusion and fumbling of the knobs and switches. The dashboard has been arranged in such a way that the essentials are organized and within easy access of the driver and front passenger. The seats are covered in recycled materials, making the interior appear to be environment-friendly and attractive at the same time. The seats also provide comfort during long trips, being well-shaped and having supportive cushions and headrests.
Bluetooth is standard on the Hybrid, while a rearview camera, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and lane-departure and lane-keeping assist are options provided for your convenience. So is active park assist, which steers the car into a parallel parking space while the driver controls the brake and throttle.
As with all Ford cars, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is equipped with state-of-the-art safety gears and equipments that assure the safety of all its occupants. The Fusion Hybrid has eight airbags in total–front, side, and knee bags for front-seat passengers– and side curtains that cover the entire window opening front and rear for all four outboard passengers. Once again Ford assures that you experience a worry-free drive with a peaceful mind.
The Fusion Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine teamed with batteries and motors for a net 188 horsepower, teamed to an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) to power the Fusion’s front wheels. This downsize of the gas engine causes the Fusion Hybrid to get better gas mileage and run on electric power alone at speeds of up to 62 mph. A quiet drive is all thanks to the active noise cancellation of the Hybrid, making the noise levels even at full throttle generally low.
The official EPA rating of the Ford Fusion in city, highway, and combined fuel economy is a whooping 47 miles per gallon. Yes, you read it right: FORTY SEVEN mpg. As hard as it is to believe, that is how amazing the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is. It is way better than 2012 Camry Hybrid’s 43 mpg/city and 39 mpg/highway EPA figures, or the Hyundai/Kia hybrids’ 40 mpg/highway ratings in the 2012 model year.
It is clear what the best choice is when it comes to choosing a car that is not only attractive and reliable, but is, above all else, practical. The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has proven itself time and time again that when put side-by-side with the others, it will stand out from the crowd; it is able to make it its own name and leave its own legacy.