Ford has added one more selling point to the new Fusion Hybrid that will begin arriving at dealers across the United States later this fall.
According to the Blue Oval, the hybrid variant of the Fusion (to be sold as the Mondeo in Europe) is the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with an EPA-certified 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg (5.0lt/100km or 56.5 mpg UK) combined fuel economy rating.
As with most of Ford's recent announcements, the Detroit carmaker doesn’t miss this the opportunity to bash rivaling Toyota as it states that the Fusion Hybrid beats Toyota Camry Hybrid by 4 mpg city, 8 mpg highway and 6mpg combined.
The Fusion Hybrid is motivated by a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine that works in conjunction with an electric motor.
The EPA fuel economy numbers for the other models in the 2013 Fusion range are:
- 1.6-liter EcoBoost: 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, 29 mpg combined
- 2.0-liter EcoBoost: 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
- 2.5-liter: 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
- Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: Projected 100-plus MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent)