Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid version of the popular Ford Fusion mid-size sedan. It is identical to standard modification in terms of exterior and interior design, apart from Energi badges. In comparison with other plug-in hybrids, Fusion Energi has very powerful electric motor and Li-ion battery. It is not as fuel efficient as plug-in Prius, but the cars are referred to different class.
Ford Fusion Energi features
Energi modification is very similar to standard hybrid, but there are at least two main differences – battery capacity and ability to plug it in charging stations (or home socket). Energi has battery with bigger capacity than Fusion hybrid and able to drive 20 miles on electric mode only. The usage scenario reminds Chevrolet Volt – you’re charging your car, driving 20 miles, if exceeding these figures, driving like in ordinary hybrid car.
The most important part of the Ford Fusion Energi review is fuel efficiency figures. The car could be driven in EV-mode only, and for measuring plug-in hybrids fuel economy, EPA introduced MPG-e, which stands for “miles per gallon equivalent”. So, Fusion plug-in hybrid has astonishing 88 miles (2.7L gasoline equivalent). The hybrid only mode fuel consumption is not that spectacular – combined economy EPA rating is 38 mpg.
The Ford Fusion Energi using the same powertrain as Fusion hybrid. It is inline naturally aspirated 4-cylinder 2.0L engine which producing 141 hp and 118 hp electric motor charging 7.6 kWh Li-ion battery. The top speed on EV-mode is 85 mph (137 km/h), which is way more than Toyota Prius plug-in has. The total range with fully charged battery and full tank is 550 miles (890 km).
Trims and pricing
Ford Fusion Energi available in 2 trim levels: SE and Titanium. The first one is equipped with all standard SE model features plus satellite radio, leather seats with heating and SYNC multimedia system with touch screen. The pricing for Fusion Energi SE starting at $33 900. Titanium in addition to SE equipment features ambient lighting , keyless entry with start engine button, and premium Sony multimedia with 12 speakers. The pricing starts at $35 730. Fully equipped Fusion Energi with all options and accessories will cost $43 015.
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2015 Ford Fusion Energi could change without notice. You could find up to date information on car maker offical website.
All information above is relevant for US version of a car.