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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Kia Optima

  2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2012 Kia Optima
MSRP
N/A
$19,500
Invoice N/A $19,095
MPG
City/Highway
N/A 22/39
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid scores with its deft hybrid integration, and for preserving so much of the Fusion's basic goodness. Read Full Review The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • 41-mpg EPA highway rating
  • Fun gauge cluster teaches green driving
  • Exceptionally smooth hybrid integration
  • Basic Fusion goodness

Dislikes:

  • No more tax credits
  • A smaller back seat than some family cars
  • Trunk loses space to batteries

Likes:

  • Handsome, chiseled shape
  • Interior looks sporty, refined
  • Engaging handling
  • Great gas mileage
  • Bluetooth is standard

Dislikes:

  • Seats have short, flat bottom cushions
  • Fast roofline cuts down on head room
  • Nav system eliminates UVO
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