2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    42 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    141-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    2-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Styling
  • Handling
  • Fuel efficiency

The Bad

  • Some controls slow to respond
  • Small front seats
  • Rear headroom

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • New Cold Weather Package available
  • Backup camera standard
  • Inflatable rear seat belts available
  • Plug-in Fusion Energi model available

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is based on the Fusion midsize sedan and gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving. It also has a sleek design and many available driver-assistance features. Competitors include the Toyota Camry Hybrid and diesel-powered Volkswagen Passat TDI. Ford also sells a plug-in hybrid version called the Fusion Energi.

(Skip to details on the: Fusion Energi)

New for 2016
A Cold Weather Package for the SE trim level includes all-weather floormats, remote start and heated cloth seats.

Significant Standard Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor make a combined 188 horsepower
  • Electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor
  • Hybrid-specific gauge cluster
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Leather seats
  • MyFord Touch multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Inflatable rear seat belts
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Fusion Energi

At full charge, the Fusion Energi is capable of traveling up to 19 miles on electric power with a combined total range of around 550 miles. It can reach speeds up to 85 mph in electric-only mode, according to Ford.

What's Special

  • Powertrain is similar to Fusion Hybr...
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is based on the Fusion midsize sedan and gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving. It also has a sleek design and many available driver-assistance features. Competitors include the Toyota Camry Hybrid and diesel-powered Volkswagen Passat TDI. Ford also sells a plug-in hybrid version called the Fusion Energi.

(Skip to details on the: Fusion Energi)

New for 2016
A Cold Weather Package for the SE trim level includes all-weather floormats, remote start and heated cloth seats.

Significant Standard Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor make a combined 188 horsepower
  • Electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor
  • Hybrid-specific gauge cluster
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Leather seats
  • MyFord Touch multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Inflatable rear seat belts
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Fusion Energi

At full charge, the Fusion Energi is capable of traveling up to 19 miles on electric power with a combined total range of around 550 miles. It can reach speeds up to 85 mph in electric-only mode, according to Ford.

What's Special

  • Powertrain is similar to Fusion Hybrid but features a larger battery
  • Can be charged by a 240- or 120-volt power source
  • Trunk space drops from the Fusion Hybrid's 12 cubic feet to 8.2 cubic feet because of the larger battery
  • Stop-start technology, low-rolling-resistance tires and regenerative braking for increased fuel efficiency

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Latest 2016 Fusion Hybrid Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Totally in Love with my Fusion Hybrid

by Maria "Ford Family All the Way" from Tampa, FL on July 30, 2018

This car is amazing. I am totally in love with it. So silent, rides like a magic carpet. This vehicle is not only a dream to drive, but amazing on fuel mileage. We went on a vacation right after we ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great mpg in a full size car!

by NASCAR Dude from Redlands, CA on July 4, 2018

This a great value car with lots of bells and whistles! Best of all it gets a consistent 43 mpg. As a big dude I need a full size car but didn?t want to sacrifice great gas mileage. Super comfortable ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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