• fb_617977232 avatar Mark Posted: 6/26/2012 12:37pm PDT

    Would really like to see more American companies develope better fuel mileage cars, trucks, and SUVs. We have the long open roads and need higher standards from the EPA. Many are learning smaller more powerful engines with more gears can mean HUGE SAVINGS at the pump.

  • fb_617977232 avatar Mark Posted: 6/26/2012 12:33pm PDT

    May wait for the Fusion instead of a Prius

  • fb_100000029840919 avatar Jim Posted: 3/11/2012 8:02am PDT

    My wife drives a 2010 fusion hybrid with 45000 miles. She drives it very gently and has averaged 44.6 mpg for the life of the car. The 2010 model has the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine with the hybrid electric motor. The 2013 fusion hybrid will have a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with the hybrid electric motor. I for one believe the 47mpg gas mileage estimate. With the new model looks and upgraded interior, we will be shopping for a 2013 fusion hybrid.

  • janlyn avatar janlyn Posted: 2/9/2012 3:40pm PST

    I have been itching to buy a Prius for months now, then today I saw the 2013 Fusion Hybrid. Oh my. I never, ever, thought I would say this. I may buy a Ford! The MPG is exactly what I was aiming for, and the horses are better to boot. The only thing that puts me off is that it is a Ford... a past of boring cars and uneven reliability to say the least. If Ford is up to the task of building a truly reliable car, this baby is going to put them light years ahead.

  • fb_1100457279 avatar Robert Posted: 1/27/2012 8:18pm PST

    Ford says 47mpg, but in the OWN pictures of the dash, it reads only 39.9mpg.

    So, either there figures are a pipe dream or they should change their mpg
    to read 47mpg, not 39.9mpg. I can't wait to buy mine on a trade in, in
    white or flame blue AWD.

    I own a 2011 Ford Edge Limited and love it, but dream of a 2013 Fusion.

    That car drools class and looks and $$$$$.

  • owlafaye avatar owlafaye Posted: 1/17/2012 11:00am PST

    "That car may achieve as much as 47 mpg on the EPA combined cycle, though as always, we'll wait for the final figures to be released."

    But you didn't wait.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 1/17/2012 12:53pm PST

    I am glad that a) they told us Ford's estimate and b) they told us that it was an estimate. The story is not interesting at all without this number.

  • James Davis avatar James Davis Posted: 1/17/2012 6:15am PST

    Nothing new at Ford, just the same old disappointments, same old style that can get lost in a parking lot because it blends in with all the other cars in every way imaginable.

    It looks like a VW eBettle for me.

  • SenorCar avatar SenorCar Posted: 1/21/2012 2:01pm PST

    well, an eBeetle is no-where the same as a mid-size focus- so you think the prius and leaf is better looking than the focus? I'd think you would want one of those over the fusion since you're an ebettle fan- check out vw's consumer report ratings.. The good thing is there are alternatives on the market for varying opinions! What do you think about the Tesla?

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 1/17/2012 4:44am PST

    Plug-in Prius is 87 MPGe. Can the Plug-in Fusion really expect to beat 100 MPGe? Great engineering or Marketing BS? I suspect the latter.

  • owlafaye avatar owlafaye Posted: 1/19/2012 11:21am PST

    Ford will never catch up with Toyota...thasafact

  • SenorCar avatar SenorCar Posted: 1/21/2012 1:53pm PST

    'ow lafaye' Have you not compared the 2010 hybrid Fusion & 2011 vs the same camry hybrid? Compare those numbers... Yes, I realize that Ford's nick name of fix or repair daily was true in the past- consumer reports has very high marks on the fusion and the fusion hybrid which is a shocker for an american car.. 2012 camry beats (depending on model you get) city mpg 2012 fusion hybrid- but the 2013 will kick camry's tail- not to mention the far from exciting 2012 camry looks..and camry doesn't even offer a plugin version or at least they haven't discussed it publicly.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 1/17/2012 4:39am PST

    Very impressive fuel efficient vehicle. The hybrid has a fuel efficiency that is darn close to that of a Prius but looks that are more mainstream acceptable. Add in the similarly efficient Jetta Hybrid and all of a sudden, 2013 starts to look like the year of hybrid choice.

    If the plug-in Fusion gets better than 100 mpge, not only will it be rated higher than the Chevy Volt, it will actually be rated higher than the Nissan LEAF. That would surely cause some consternation.

    Has EPA released numbers on the plug-in Prius?

  • owlafaye avatar owlafaye Posted: 1/17/2012 11:02am PST

    @John Briggs...this is more an article pumping Fusion than anything else.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 1/18/2012 1:35pm PST

    Well, no doubt the author is genuinely excited about the 2013 Fusion based on what he has seen. However we will surely learn more once he has a chance to drive the vehicle as he is usually very frank about shortcomings in vehicles.

    Also, regarding mpg, the author can only go off of what the manufacturer is saying because there no other experience, personal, EPA or otherwise. But hopefully no one has forgotten the ridiculous Chevy Volt 230 mpg claim that ended up at 93 mpge. Let's hope Ford is not repeating that mistake.

  • MrEnergyCzar avatar MrEnergyCzar Posted: 1/16/2012 4:52pm PST

    I love the Aston Martin look, I just wish the plug-in was all electric like the Volt at any speed...