The popular Fusion Hybrid uses a powertrain system that combines the best attributes of the gasoline engine and electric battery-driven motors to deliver an optimal experience for the customer in terms of driving performance and fuel economy. The propulsion system transitions between gas and electric power efficiently and seamlessly.
Ford Fusion Hybrid can operate up to 47 mph in pure electric mode, approximately twice as fast as some competitors. Plus, the city driving range on a single tank of gas is more than 700 miles.
Ford Fusion Hybrid EV>Ford also offers drivers a way to be connected to the hybrid driving experience thanks to SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide, a unique instrument cluster execution that helps coach owners to optimize performance of their hybrid.
Smart Gauge from Ford Motor CompanySmartGauge with EcoGuide features two high-resolution, full-color LCD screens on either side of the analog speedometer that can be configured to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, and average and instant miles per gallon. EcoGuide uses a multilayered approach to coach the driver to maximum fuel efficiency.
A tutorial mode built into the display helps the driver learn about the instrument cluster and the Hybrid in a whimsical way that does not overpower. Technical enthusiasts love the detailed gauges that will help them learn to become more efficient in their driving. Everyday drivers love the system’s efficiency leaves, a feature that “grows” leaves and vines on-screen to reward customers for efficient driving.
Drivers can choose one of four data screens to display the desired level of information during their drive. These include:
- Inform: Fuel level and battery charge status
- Enlighten: Also displays electric vehicle mode indicator and tachometer
- Engage: Also displays engine output power and battery output power
- Empower: Also displays power to wheels, engine pull-up threshold and accessory power consumption
All levels can show instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, the gear the car is in, and trip data (trip fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty). The engine coolant temperature indicator turns green when engine conditions are warm enough to allow engine pull-down.
Several other elements help differentiate the Ford Fusion Hybrid from its gas-powered sibling, including unique 17-inch, eight-spoke wheels; eco-friendly seat fabric made from postindustrial 100 percent recycled materials; and a standard 110-volt power outlet.
Gasoline engine: 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve Atkinson cycle, 156 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 136 lb.-ft. torque @ 2,250 rpm;
Electric motor: Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor, 41 mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid
40 hp, 275 volts max
Electronically Controlled Coninuously Variable Transmission
Fuel economy: 41 mpg city/36 mpg highwayProduction location: Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant, Hermosillo, Mexico