Ford Fusion Plug-in Hybrid
Hybrid cars are enjoying as much popularity as ever, and the
Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid will have a lot of potential buyers
taking a second look. The Fusion PHEV gives customers the choice
of various powertrains that are all energy-efficient.
This includes the plug-in hybrid model as well as the EcoBoost
hybrid. You may opt for a standard or automatic transmission,
and the Fusion offers all three types of cars, from gas to hybrid
to plug-in hybrid. Each of these models offers top fuel economy.
The new Fusion has more going for it than simple options in
available powertrains. It also has some technological marvels
of sorts, including Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane Keeping
System, MyFord Touch and Active Park Assist. You'll come to
depend on special features like these, once you drive a car
that has them.
The electric-only fuel economy on the plug-in Fusion hybrid
will be better than the Chevy Volt. The Volt only rates 93 mpg
equivalent and the Fusion is 100 mpg equivalent. The conventional
Fusion will also offer excellent fuel economy, with a 1.6 liter
turbo-charged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that may achieve 37
highway mpg. The hybrid has a lithium-ion compact battery pack
that should give you 47 mpg in the city and 44 on the highway.
The new design of the Ford Fusion hybrid has a split-grille
fascia and elegant lines, giving it a classy look. The new Fusion
has a larger interior than the current model, and it utilizes
themes found on the current models of the Edge CUV and the Focus.
If you go with the Fusion 2.0 liter engine, you can get all-wheel
drive, and there will be other features available that are not
usually seen in this class of vehicle. The Fusion can alert
you when a vehicle is in your blind spot, in addition to steering
into parking spaces itself.
The Ford Fusion hybrid gives you a lot in the way of driver
convenience. It uses radar and cameras that allow your car to
see problems and respond to them. The Lane Keeping System will
allow you to remain in the proper lane, and in the proper position
in your lane, when you drive. If you get too close to the lane
dividers, the Fusion steering wheel will vibrate, to let you
know. This system can even use pressure in your steering that
will bring your car back to its proper position in a lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control will look ahead on the road when you
activate it, and slow your vehicle when there is slower traffic
detected ahead of you. This also enables a collision warning
and brake support, to slow the car if a crash is imminent.
The Active Park Assist uses sensors to identify an appropriate
sized parking space for parallel parking. It can calculate the
necessary trajectory and steer your car so that it is properly
positioned in the spot. All you have to operate are the brake
and the accelerator.
All of these technological advances will only make you enjoy
your Fusion more, since you'll also be getting excellent fuel
economy and a comfortable ride.