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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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$6,324 — $12,872 USED
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5 Seats
39 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Gas mileage
  • Drivetrain refinement
  • Informative gauges
  • Decent brake feel for a hybrid
  • Composed handling

The Bad

  • Firm ride
  • Limited trunk space
  • Unsupportive backseat
  • Steering too skittish on the highway
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • 41 mpg city
  • LCD gauges
  • 700-mile-plus range in city driving on one tank of gas

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid seats five.

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


New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
The Fusion Hybrid is based on the gas-powered Fusion, but 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 trunk lid, plus special 17-inch wheels. Exterior features include:

  • Standard rear parking sensors
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional moonroof


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 Kia Optima 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. 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 increas...

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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid seats five.

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


New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
The Fusion Hybrid is based on the gas-powered Fusion, but 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 trunk lid, plus special 17-inch wheels. Exterior features include:

  • Standard rear parking sensors
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional moonroof


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 Kia Optima 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. 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 front wheels. Mechanical features include:

  • 191 horsepower total
  • Uses regular gas
  • 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

What drivers are saying

4.5
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

I Hate This Car. Never buying a Ford agsin.

by Dannyc12 from CRYSTAL, MN on October 25, 2018

I bought a 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid in February 2018. At first I really liked the car. Then I started running into problems with Ford Sync and the sound system. After working fine a few weeks Sync ... Read full review

(5.0)

First car owned

by Baylen from Monroe mi on June 5, 2018

I?ve always had a suv (Jeep) went to the dealer and saw a nice looking car. Test drove the vehicle and was impressed with the dive. The car is slick and drives so smooth. Highly recommend car Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Fusion Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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