The redesigned 2010 Ford Fusion offers mid-size sedan buyers a sporty and sharp looking American-made 4-door and for 2010 introduces the all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid.
The 2010 Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery, to produce a net 191 horsepower. This powertrain can run pure electric at up to 47 miles per hour.
Fuel economy for the Fusion Hybrid is an impressive 41 miles per gallon city, 36 miles per gallon highway.
An innovative feature is Ford's SmartGauge cluster: a conventional speedometer, flanked by two LCD screens. The far right screen contains the Green Motivator showing a branch that grows or loses leaves depending on how fuel efficient is your driving style.
Initial base MSRP for the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is $27,270, and comes nicely equipped. A fully loaded model will top out at around $33,000. The Fusion Hybrid is backed by a generous 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty for hybrid components, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty for the rest of the powertrain.
As the second generation of the Fusion bows, the Hybrid model looks to grab a piece of the green movement, with sporty styling, a fuel efficient powerplant, and an innovative driver interface geared to improve your green-friendly driving skills.