2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Overview
With its blend of best-in-class fuel-efficiency and impressive power, tech and safety features, the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid could be the best-kept secret around.
The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the sister car to the Mercury Milan Hybrid and as a midsize sedan has more power and interior room than the Prius, Insight and Civic Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid derives its power from a 2.5-liter, 156-horsepower four-cylinder gas engine, which is paired to an electric motor, combining for 191 net horsepower.
Most hybrids can travel up to 25 mph on electricity alone, which is admirable; however, the Fusion Hybrid can travel up to 47 mph on electric power. Not only does the Fusion Hybrid have ample power, but best-in-class fuel economy with 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Now if that doesn’t leave an impression, then the fact that the Fusion Hybrid can travel over 700 miles on a single tank of gas in city driving most certainly will. The Fusion receives better fuel efficiency than its competitors in the midsize segment—the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The tri-bar chrome grille is large, bold and complements the hood, headlights and front bumper. In the interior, the seat fabric is made from recycled materials with leather seating optional. Like many other hybrids, the Fusion Hybrid features the gauge cluster called SmartGauge with EcoGuide that is designed to help you drive as efficiently as possible.
If the fuel-efficient gauges don’t keep you entertained, then the available SYNC™ Communications System allows you to use voice commands to access your music collection by genre, album, artist or song title and operate your Bluetooth® devices will. The optional voice-activated DVD-based navigation system has a 6.5-inch color LCD monitor and a 10GB hard drive that stores photos and music. An optional Sony sound system features Dolby 5.1 surround sound, 390 watts and 12 speakers with two subwoofers giving you optimal sound performance.
Standard 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lockup and shorten stopping distances. Six airbags come standard and the new Reverse Sensing System uses ultrasonic waves to help you parallel park in tight spaces. A rear view camera is also optional. Blind-spot mirrors assist the driver when the electronic blind spot warning system is not available.
It’s okay to be greedy when it comes to wanting it all in a new car. The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid allows you to be, while saving the environment and money at the pump.