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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. Its Competition

 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

If you're seeking sky-high fuel economy in a family-friendly package, a growing set of cars will satisfy your leaner urges.

The Prius has been around forever, and if you're open to hatchback styling, it's a spacious package with a 51-mpg best EPA rating.

The hybrids from Hyundai and Kia hit their marks on paper, but we've had less luck replicating those fuel-economy numbers in the real world, and their hybrid systems can judder as they transition from electric to gas-electric power.

For smoothness and simplicity, you can't get much better than the latest Volkswagen Passat TDI--the turbodiesel version, which promises up to 43 mpg on the highway, which we've come close to attaining on long-distance drives.

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The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid scores with its deft hybrid integration, and for preserving so much of the Fusion's basic goodness.
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After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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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.
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The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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A massive rear seat and better-than-hybrid highway fuel economy mask the slight loss of refinement and nimble road feel in the 2012 Volkswagen Passat.
MSRP From    
N/A$19,795$19,500$23,015$20,590
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AGas I4Gas I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I5
EPA Class    
N/ALarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size
Style Name    
N/A4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX5-Door HB One (Natl)4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV
Drivetrain    
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A5555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/A4 Door SedanSedanHatchback4 Door Sdn
Transmission    
N/AManualManualContinuously Variable RatioManual
 
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