Ford Fusion Energi
Ford has completely redesigned its popular Fusion mid-size sedan for 2013, and with it comes the introduction of the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, offered as an even "greener" alternative to the Fusion Hybrid.
The Fusion Energi makes use of the same 2.0L Atkinson inline-4 gasoline engine found in the Hybrid. The engine is paired with a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor, and together the system produces 188 hp. The engine drives the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. This combination allows the EPA to rate the Fusion Energi at a combined 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent).
The plug-in feature is what sets the Energi apart from a typical hybrid. The Fusion Energi can be plugged in to any standard 120-volt outlet, and on a full charge, the electric motor can power the car for up to 15 miles. This means that for most short trips, no gasoline need be consumed at all.
The Fusion Energi comes in two trim levels: Luxury and Titanium. Both include loads of standard features, such as fog lamps and automatic headlights, heated power mirrors, heated power front seats, a pass-through rear bench seat, multi-zone air conditioning, leather steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, an AM/FM CD stereo system and SYNC with MyFord Touch.
The Titanium trim adds a rear parking aid, polished alloy wheels, 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio, keyless and remote start, a rear back-up camera, and a 10-way power driver's seat and 2-way power passenger's seat with power adjustable headrests.
Options include a power moonroof, navigation, universal garage door opener, rain-sensing wipers, a lane-departure warning system, blind spot indicator and more.