According to the latest reports by EPA, the Ford Fusion Energi has got the fuel economy rating at 100 MPGe on combined cycle. The figure is the average between the car’s city economy, of 108 MPGe, and the highway economy rating of 92 MPGe. Prices for the cheapest Ford Fusion Energi start at $39,495, which is significantly more compared to the base price of the Fusion Hybrid, set at $ 27,200.
“The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is the exclamation point for Ford’s transformed lineup of fuel-efficiency leaders that now beats Toyota across the board”, said the Global Product Development vice president, Raj Nair.
As a quick reminder, the Ford Fusion Energi comes with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, with a lithium-ion battery pack and with an electric motor, which allows the hybrid powertrain to develop a total output of 188 BHP (140 kW).
So with such a figure, Ford says that this Fusion is America’s most fuel-efficient sedan, and according to the figures it beats the plug-in hybrid version of the Toyota Prius’ 95 MPGe rating and the Chevy Volt’s 98 MPGe. It is also a much better looking proposition than any of its rivals in the sector, and its looks do not betray its green credentials – an important advantage for some buyers.
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