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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

In short: A super-efficient hybrid sedan.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

No doubt intent on shaking things up, Ford claims that their 2010 Fusion hybrid surpasses the Toyota Camry hybrid in city driving fuel economy. To top it off, the Blue Oval also says that their new commuter sedan can operate at a notable 47 mph in pure electric mode, and that its range in urban settings is more than 700 miles on a single tank of gas. Powering the Fusion hybrid’s impressive performance is a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery that produces twenty percent more power than its predecessors. For drivers desiring yet even more encouragement for fuel-efficient motoring, the Fusion features the SmartGauge, two futuristic-styled LCD displays that show an assortment of real-time driving performance data.

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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid-specific components warranty.

Base Price: $27,270 / As tested: $31,940

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, four-door sedan

Engine: 2.5-liter, 16-valve Atkinson cycle DOHC Duratec with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
Horsepower: 156 hp @ 6,000 rpm (gas); 106 hp @ 6,500 (electric)
Torque: 136 ft-lb @ 2,250 rpm
Transmission: Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)

Curb weight:
3,720 lbs
Wheelbase: 107.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 190.6/80.1/56.9 in
Turning circle: 37.5 ft

Brakes: all-wheel power disc with ABS and integrated regenerative braking
Suspension: independent short and long arm (SLA) stabilizer bar in front; multi-link fully independent with twist blade lower control arms stabilizer bar in rear
Traction: AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

0-60 mph: 9.1 seconds
Top Speed: 100 mph

EPA City: 41 mpg
EPA Highway: 36 mpg

dual front airbags; side airbags and side air curtains; driver’s knee airbag; child safety locks on rear doors; glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release; occupant classification system; tire pressure monitoring system

economy; room
Dislikes: price

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PSV011509 (Updated: 03/15/13 NW)