When I decided I wanted to get a hybrid for the obvious fuel economy advantages, I looked at a number of vehicles before choosing the Fusion. This car has options and features not available on anythin...
When I decided I wanted to get a hybrid for the obvious fuel economy advantages, I looked at a number of vehicles before choosing the Fusion. This car has options and features not available on anything in the price range. For about the same price as a Toyota Camry Hybrid, I got mine factory ordered with exactly the options I wanted - Luxury Package, My Ford Touch, Rear View Video Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane keeping system and Blind Spot with Cross Traffic Alert.
The car is averaging a little over 45 mpg over approximately 2500 miles. The best ever was a 35 miles trip where I achieved 53mpg overall, the worst was a 10 mile trip in bumper-to-bumper traffic where I only got 34 mpg. Fortunately, since I am in South Florida (where it doesn't get much colder than 50 degrees), the car warms up fast and is able to switch to EV mode more quickly.
The vehicle is comfortable, roomy even in the back, and it is easy to learn how to use all of the features. My two favorites are the Adaptive Cruise Control, where the car actually brakes and slows down to almost a complete stop if there is a car in front of you, then accelerates back to speed when room allows; and the Lane Keeping System which actually uses cameras to watch the broken white lines on the highway. Once, I looked down for a second and drifted a little to the right - the car automatically steered me back into the lane, preventing me from moving over to the next lane.
These kinds of features are available on high-end luxury cars that cost $50K+, but there is nothing in the $30K price range that offers them, along with stunning good looks, high quality materials, a smooth and quiet ride, and incredible gas mileage. This is my first American car about 20 years, and it was the best decision I could have made!