2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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$28,600

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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Gas mileage
  • Drivetrain refinement
  • Informative gauges
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Decent brake feel for a hybrid
  • Composed handling

The bad:

  • Firm ride
  • Limited trunk space
  • Unsupportive backseat
  • Tax credits phasing out
  • Cheap-looking wheels
  • Steering too skittish on the highway

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • 41 mpg city
  • LCD gauges
  • 700-mile-plus range in city driving on one tank of gas

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Fusion Hybrid, Ford’s first hybrid passenger car, comes to market with technology designed to help drivers operate the car in a more efficient manner. Competitors include the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

The gas-only Fusion is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes.

Exterior
The Fusion Hybrid is based on the gas-powered Fusion that was redesigned for the 2010 model year. It has a few exterior cues that will tip off onlookers that they aren’t looking at a regular Fusion: The hybrid has badges on the front doors and trunklid, plus special 17-inch wheels. Exterior features include:

  • New blind spot mirrors for cars not equipped with electronic blind spot warning system
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers

Interior
The general appearance of the Fusion Hybrid’s cabin hews closely to the looks of the regular model, which is more modern than before but still trails competitors like the Honda Accord in terms of materials quality. The seat fabric in the Fusion Hybrid is made from recycled materials; leather seats are optional.

The hybrid has a unique gauge cluster that Ford calls SmartGauge with EcoGuide, designed to help drivers save fuel. Efficiency gauges have been done before, but the Fusion Hybrid’s instrument panel takes it to a new level in production cars. It features two LCD screens separated by a traditional speedometer. The screens can be configured to show the driver a limited set of information about the hybrid system or increasingly detailed data. One of the more interesting graphical features available is an animated vine that grows more leaves as the car is driven more efficiently. Interior features include:

  • Standard 100-volt household power plug
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional backup camera

Under the Hood
The Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. A continuously variable automatic transmission sends power to the wheels.

This is a fairly conventional setup for a hybrid, but the Fusion Hybrid’s system differs from competitors in a key way: While many hybrids are limited to electric-only operation to speeds around 25 mph, Ford says the Fusion Hybrid can travel on electric power alone up to 47 mph.

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

This is the most reliable car I have ever owned!!

I was skeptical about buying a Ford, but this car has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever owed....and fuel efficient. In almost 9 year of ownership, we have done little more than tires, batteries, and oil changes.

4.9

This car has been the best car I’ve ever owned.

I qualify my statement by saying that I purchased the car used with 32000 miles. I now have 288210 miles on it and it still looks like new. Interior has held up nicely and except for a few paint chips from road travel, the paint is excellent. I will look to purchase a Ford Fusion again. Oh, did I mention that it’s a hybrid and still gets 38mpg.

4.7

Great gas mileage, comfortable road-trip car

This car meets all my needs. It gets great gas mileage with an average of 35 mpg ( better in city worse on freeway) and is a comfortable easy to drive car. Love the bluetooth functionality and heated seats. Overall definitely recommend.

See all 31 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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