2013 Ford Fusion Energi

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$38,700 to $40,100
40 City - 36 Hwy

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Summary

Changes for the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi:

A plug-in gas-electric hybrid version of the Fusion Hybrid, the 2013 Fusion Energi provides 21 miles of electric vehicle (EV) range, according to Ford, before switching over to standard gas-electric hybrid operation.

Model Lineup:

Ford offers the 2013 Fusion Energi in SE and Titanium trim levels. The Fusion Energi Titanium costs $1,400 more, and includes a premium touchpanel audio system, Sync Services technology, a reversing camera, rear parking assist sensors, and a keyless passive entry system with push-button ignition. This version of the car also adds interior and exterior styling upgrades.

Engines and Transmissions:

To create the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, the automaker employs the same Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, 88 kW electric drive motor, continuously variable transmission (CVT), and regenerative braking system as the Fusion Hybrid. To give the car its 21-mile estimated EV driving range, the Fusion Hybrid’s 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is replaced by a larger, heavier, 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that reduces the car’s trunk space from 12 cu.-ft. to 8.2 cu.-ft.

Using the charge port on the left front fender, the battery can be plugged into a standard household power outlet or an optional 240-volt quick-charger to provide the car with its maximum EV range. With the former, recharging takes 7 hours. With the latter, the battery tops off in 2.5 hours or less.

When the battery is depleted of electricity, the Fusion Energi switches to gas-electric hybrid operation. Ford claims this car can travel up to 620 miles on a full battery and a full gas tank. After that, the owner will need to pump unleaded gas into the car, or plug it in somewhere.

Fuel Economy Ratings:

Ford says the 2013 Fusion Energi will return 92 MPGe on the highway and 108 MPGe in the city, for an EPA-rated 100 MPGe in combined driving. When operated solely as a gas-electric hybrid, the Fusion Energi gets 44 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 43 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings:

Like other 2013 Fusion models, the Fusion Energi receives a “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the NHTSA.

Technology Highlights:

In addition to its larger battery and plug-in capability, the Fusion Energi is equipped with a 5-year subscription to a MyFord Mobile smartphone application. Using this app, owners can find nearby charging stations, remotely check charging status, program charging for when energy rates are lower, pre-condition the cabin with heat or air conditioning before driving, find the car in a crowded parking lot, and more.

Like the Fusion Hybrid, the Fusion Energi includes a SmartGauge with EcoGuide display that encourages efficient driving. Additionally, this model offers Sync connectivity with 911 Assist, programmable MyKey settings, a MyFord Touch infotainment system, and an Active Park Assist system. Safety-related extras include lane departure and lane keep assist, blind-spot information, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and driver monitoring systems.



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