Ford Fusion (2013)

CARBARN | Ford Fusion (2013) | For 2013, the Fusion will offer buyers Their choice of conventional, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. Those WHO opt to go Strictly fossil fuel have three engine options: a 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic a 179-hp, 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo four mated to either a six-speed auto or a six-speed manual; and a 237-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four mated to a six-speed automatic. All wheel drive is again available, but only on the 2.0-liter Fusion.

Fusion hybrid buyers get a new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder to replace the outgoing 2.5-liter unit. An electronically controlled continuously variable transmission sends the power to the wheels. Lighter, more powerful lithium-ion batteries replace the previous Fusion hybrid's nickel-metal hydride batteries, packing enough of a punch to increase of the fully electric top speed from 47 to 62 mph. Efficiency Are not the final numbers yet, but Ford is calling out Toyota and Hyundai, claiming the Fusion Hybrid stands to outperform the 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid by 4 mpg in the city and 5 mpg on the highway and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata hybrid by 12 and 4 mpg, respectively.

Truly dedicated hypermilers will want to hang on until later this fall, though, when the Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid debuts. (MPGe stands for "miles per gallon equivalent," and is a metric That allows a comparison Between Electrified and conventional vehicles In Addition to a long list of tech nanny aimed primarily at Those overwhelmed with the prospect of paying attention behind the wheel, adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping system, blind-spot warning, active park assist, you'll also find the polarizing MyFord Touch system features on the available list.

Adrian Whittle, chief engineer of the Fusion says, "The holistic goal of our craftsmanship That process is to see not only Fusion delivers a superior visual experience, but also feels like quality to the customer.

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