2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated 41 MPG

Ford probably could not have picked a better time to roll out the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Besting its Japanese competition, the Toyota Camry Hybrid by 8 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway, the Fusion Hybrid looks like a major player.

The EPA rated the Fusion Hybrid at 41/36 mpg city/highway, which makes it the most fuel-efficient midsize vehicle sold in the U.S (the Prius isn’t considered midsize). This means you could drive 700 city miles in it before you had to fill up the tank.

Ford has introduced a slew of new technology that allows the Fusion Hybrid to achieve those numbers, including a nickel-hydride battery that is smaller, lighter and produces 20% more energy. Improved regenerative braking technology manages 94% energy recovery as well.

Test drivers have reported different mileage numbers for the Fusion Hybrid, ranging from low 30s to low 50s. Largely, this fluctuation depends on the driving habits of whoever sits behind the wheel, but believe us when we say we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

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