The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Hits 47MPG In The City And On The Highway

Posted Sep 19, 2012

Ford Motor Company has released the EPA numbers for the new 2013 Fusion Hybrid.  It is rated at 47MPG in the city, 47MPG on the highway, and 47MPG combined.  The 2013 Fusion is now the most fuel efficiency hybrid sedan in the U.S.  The new Fusion has hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants and two fuel-efficient EcoBoost four-cylinder engines.  The Fusion Hybrid has front-wheel-drive standard and all-wheel-drive is available as an option.  You can also buy the car as a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.  The fuel economy numbers for the other Fusion cars are:

– 1.6-liter EcoBoost: 25 MPG city, 37 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined
– 2.0-liter EcoBoost: 22 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined
– 2.5-liter: 22 MPG city, 34 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined
– Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: Projected 100-plus MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent)

The Fusion has a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and is available with a fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop system, which shuts off engine power when the car is stopped and restarts when the passenger releases the brake pedal.  This feature is available for $295 and improves fuel efficiency by 3.5%.  The 2013 Fusion Hybrid has Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide that helps coach the driver for top fuel efficiency and ECO Cruise, which has a greener cruise control functionality that helps optimize powertrain elements for economical highway travel.

The Fusion Hybrid hits a top speed of 62MPH in electric or EV mode.  It also has Active Grille Shutters, which makes the car more aerodynamic at highway speeds to improve fuel efficiency.  The car also has an underbody with aerodynamically designed panels that provide better fuel efficiency.