2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

One of the most popular hybrid vehicles on the market--after the Toyota Prius, that is--is Ford's Fusion Hybrid sedan.

The Fusion Hybrid has the typical hybrid performance characteristics, at least on paper. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder, running on an Atkinson cycle (which means delivering a little less fuel than optimal for combustion, or "running lean") is hooked into an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) to turn in power figures similar to those available from a V-6 engine--but with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder.

True to its promise, the Fusion Hybrid is nearly as quick as the automaker's V-6 Fusion, while it earns an EPA-rated 41/36 mpg.

The Fusion Hybrid also can be driven up to 47 mph on its battery power alone, and has a driving range of about 700 miles on a single tank of gas if only city driving is on your agenda.

The Fusion Hybrid is one of our favorite gas-electric vehicles to drive. The basic Fusion body is crisply styled and well-finished inside; the Hybrid's performance is zippy in town and quiet on the highway, with the most seamless transition between electric and hybrid modes this side of the Chevrolet Volt.

Better yet, Ford's innovative graphics and gauges egg drivers on to greener driving behavior. An LCD vine grows virtual leaves as the driver learns to use less fuel.

The Fusion Hybrid gets its own 17-inch wheels, a standard 110-volt power outlet and recycled-material seats. This year, HD Radio is a new option.

For an in-depth review of this green sedan and its kin, see TheCarConnection's Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid page.

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September 12, 2015
2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Comfortable, nimble, and surprisingly efficient.

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I didn't want a Ford. I'm a Chevy and VW guy. But I needed to fit 3 adults in the back seat and couldn't justify not getting a hybrid, so the Fusion it was. Boy, was I surprised. The red with the tan leather... + More »
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August 30, 2016
For 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Incredibly quiet and comfortablely spacy interior and sleek outside with great mpg!

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This sedan has all the details of Toyota Camry with added quietness and better mileage!
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November 2, 2015
For 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2016 has most of the options available that I wish the 2013 had.

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I have 33K miles on my 2013 FFH SE, with a lifetime MPG of 42.8, the last 1,400 miles averaging 44.0 mpg. The only maintenance has been oil changes and a PCM update. The 2016 has the options that I wish were... + More »
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September 5, 2015
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Base

Glad I bought the 2016 Fusion Titanium Hybrid

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I love the car I have only had it a month and at just less than 2000 miles I average 45 mpg ( I drive 50% hwy and 50% city). The car feels a lot bumpier than my 2002 Honda Accord did and the steering feels a... + More »
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January 25, 2016
For 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Next generation of car driving experience.

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Our Ford Fusion Hybrid was purchased before the price of gas started to decline dramatically, but even so I would still buy another hybrid today. The Fusion Hybrid SE has all the bells and whistles that we... + More »
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January 19, 2016
For 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fantastic car. Best I have owned over 40 years.

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I rate this car as excellent all around performance. I am an Uner driver and get raving reviews from the majority of over 2300 riders.
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December 27, 2015
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Base

great looks, drives great. What's not to like.

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Gas mileage is incredible. Handles well. Fun to drive.
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May 12, 2015
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47.8 MPG Average for First 5000 miles

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Love the car and the color (Guard Metallic) draws constant positive comments. Drives very well and exceeds the hype in all aspects! The in car GPS works much better than the handheld unit I own and has yet to... + More »
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April 20, 2015
For 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

BETTER VALUE OVER ALL FOR A HYBRID CAR, THAN ANY OYHER HYBRID ON THE ROAD TODAY.

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ALMOST THE MOST PERFECT CAR ON THE ROAD FOR: PERFORMANCE, VALUE, RELIABILITY, FUN TO DRIVE, ETC....... MUCH BETTER ALL WAYS, THAN ANY EUROPEAN CAR ON THE ROAD TODAY OR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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April 20, 2015
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2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Not the 47 mpg as advertised, but a great looker and good milage!

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I have had my Fusion Hybrid from almost the month it was released and love the look and feel of the car. The technology is top shelf accept for the Ford Sync which frankly I have yet to fully utilize. I... + More »
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