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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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  2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2012 Kia Optima
Invoice N/A $19,095
N/A 22/39
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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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  • 41-mpg EPA highway rating
  • Fun gauge cluster teaches green driving
  • Exceptionally smooth hybrid integration
  • Basic Fusion goodness


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


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


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