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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Your Mileage May Vary As difficult as it is to write this, I was actually excited about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. With the beautiful looks of the newest midsize fighter from Ford and a fuel economy estimate capable of shaming even the stalwart Camry Hybrid, the battery-augmented four-door seemed like a recipe for unabashed success. But appearances love nothing more than swapping our boundless enthusiasm for cold platters of disappointment. The 2013 Fusion Hybrid gets hobbled right out of the gate with a lofty price tag, and real-world driving keeps the sedan from even approaching... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L I4 / 1.4 kWh Li-Ion
Power:
188 HP (net)
Transmission:
CVT
Base Price:
$27,200
As-Tested Price:
$34,770
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