Ford Fusion Hybrid Vehicle Information
Trying to find a midsize hybrid sedan that accommodates you and your needs can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, we at Greenway Ford pride ourselves on connecting drivers with the cars that deliver everything they want. With its 2018 Fusion Hybrid, Ford has created a car that is affordable without compromising any of its efficiency or appeal.
With both a lithium-ion battery and a 2.0 liter (L) Intake Variable Camshaft Timing (iVCT) I-4 HEV engine, the Hybrid is all about an economic approach to fuel and reduced emissions without sacrificing performance or reliability. The engine puts out 141 horsepower (hp) and 129 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque, with a combined hp of 188. Linking both the gas and electric motor together is the electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT), which ensures that gearing and power output are always matched at an optimum rate. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings put this sedan at 44 miles per gallon (mpg) when driving on Orlando streets, 41 mpg when exploring Orlando FL’s highways, and a combined 42 mpg overall. Standard in the 2018 Fusion Hybrid is SmartGauge with EcoGuide, which uses two full color LCD, high resolution displays on both sides of the speedometer to relay information regarding the car’s battery levels, fuel remaining, and mpg rating. Depending on your driving choices, growing vines and leaves on the display serve as an indicator to track your overall efficiency.
Ford did not skimp in the technology department for its newest Fusion Hybrid model. All four models (Hybrid S, Hybrid SE, Hybrid Titanium, and Hybrid Platinum) are outfitted with top notch tech features meant for entertainment, safety, and convenience. Standard in the S and SE models is a 4.2-inch color touchscreen situated in the center stack which comes with SYNC technology, whereas the Titanium and Platinum models come with an eight-inch touchscreen that lets you access the 911 Assist, SYNC 3, and AppLink features, as well as giving you two USB smart-charging ports.
Just because this sedan is a hybrid does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or convenience. Two 12-volt power outlets are standard, as is dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, power sideview mirrors (with integrated blind spot mirrors), and a rotary gear shift dial. If you want your ride to be a little more luxe, you can take advantage of the available options for a heated steering wheel, Intelligent Access with remote start, a power moonroof, and premium floor mats for both rear and front. If security is a concern, the Hybrid has a perimeter alarm, a Remote Keyless Entry System, and the SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System.
Standard safety tech features on the Hybrid include the Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which alerts you whenever the pressure in any of your tires drops below recommended levels, and the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control. AdvanceTrac is a system that detects any wheel slippage while you are driving and immediately modifies engine torque in order to resolve the problem. The adaptive cruise control feature lets you set the distance you wish to hold between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Whenever that car slows down, you will too, and you will only accelerate with the car in front of you does. Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is an available safety feature, which makes use of sensors located in the rear quarter panels of your car to sense if anything enters your blind spot. In the event that something does, BLIS then notifies you with a light on your sideview mirror. A reverse sensing system, which is also optional, assists you when you are parallel parking in order to prevent collisions, scrapes, and dents.
Making an effort to reduce your emissions and increase fuel efficiency is an admirable venture, and Ford designed the 2018 Fusion Hybrid with that in mind. There are no other midsize hybrid sedans quite like this one, and that is why it is such a great fit with drivers looking for something reasonably priced and environmentally compatible.