A Quick Review on the brand new Ford Fusion Energi


A Quick Review on the brand new Ford Fusion Energi


The 2015 Ford Fusion Energi is a fully charged and fabulous car that can drive about 20 miles in the EV mode, before switching to the traditional hybrid operation. The card balances well between efficiency and performance.


Bottom Line

The 2015 Ford Fusion Energi is an efficient and handsome hybrid sedan, the benefits of the plug adds completely depend on how smartly you use the 20 miles of EV range.

Fuel economics

This hybrid sedan is fully powered by the combo of 88 kW permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor and 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine. Again, the gasoline engine is really perfect for the 129 pound-feet of torque and 141 horsepower. The electric motor provides 117 pound-feet torque and 118 horsepower. The system entirely adds to 188 horsepower as the peak power is produced in various ways.

As per the estimation of EPA, the fusion Ford is perfect for 36 highway mpg, 40 city mpg as well as 38 combined mpg. It is better if you plug in to the 240-volt charging station for around 2.5 hours or 120-volt wall outlet for just 7 hours in order to add 20 miles of electric range. It is true that the 20 mile EV range is just the half of the Chevrolet Volt, but it’s the double of Plug-in Prius having11 mile EV range. The EPA estimates that the electric miles are posited at 81 highway mpge, 95 city mpge and 88 combined mpge.

Best features

The truck space is one of the best features for this electric range. The Ford’s huge 7.6 kWh lithium ion battery pace consumes almost the whole trunk, reducing volume to from 12 cubic feet to around 8.2 cubic feet and half the nonhybrid’s 16 cubic feet. Ford’s loses the rear seat pass-through due to the battery, making the transportation of long items tricky and gaining huge weight. The Energi tips 3,913 pounds on the scale, but the well-tuned suspension and the torque-rich powertrain feels quite lighter on toes.

The MyFord Touch cabin technology suite is simply a mixed bag and The Fusion Energi is also the same. The system can be laggy and slow for some of the specific functions, but highly responsive and smooth for others.