Low and sleek may not be the rallying cry of buyers flocking to SUVs lately, but the Fusion, still Ford’s best-selling car in the U.S., makes a strong case for the mid-size sedan. With its Aston Martin-esque grille and gimmick-free pure form, it’s easy on the eyes. It’ll carry four adults in comfort — five in a pinch — handles like a dream, and fits in your garage without having to move the bikes. If you want to carry half a grade-school soccer team, get a minivan. And that big-screen TV you’re eyeballing? We hear Amazon delivers.
As for saving the planet, the 2019 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is right up there at the top of Ford’s fossil-fueled mileage makers at 42 mpg combined — tied with the regular Fusion Hybrid and exceeding that of the CMax Hybrid. Factor in its plug-in capability and that rises to 103 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). At $37,390 including $895 destination charge, the Fusion Energi comes loaded with top-of-the-line Titanium trim. The only option box left to check is a sunroof.