Looks great; handles smartly; highly energy-efficient; serious technology; family-sedan convenience
Narrow front seats; compromised trunk capacity due to hybrid/electric hardware
The SE trim level gets a standard 6-way power passenger seat, while the Titanium trim adds a 10-way power passenger seat. All models now come with a rearview camera.
These are both excellent cars. If we had our druthers, though, we'd spring for the versatile Energi, as the electric-only mode is a real boon for commuters. Just make sure you're OK with the limited trunk space. Find a Ford Fusion Hybrid for sale
The Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi are offered in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium.
The Hybrid S ($26,910) starts with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, dual LCD EcoGuide displays, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel with auxiliary controls, a height-adjustable manual driver's seat, a trip computer, MyKey parental-control capability, Bluetooth, SYNC voice-command functionality with MyFord mobile-app support, a rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input jack.
The Hybrid SE ($27,715) steps up to SecuriCode keypad access, heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, a 10-way power driver's seat, a 6-way power passenger seat and satellite radio. It's also eligible for some options that don't apply to the base S, including automatic high beams, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the MyFord Touch infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen.
The Hybrid Titanium ($32,665) gets those options as standard, plus 18-in wheels, keyless entry/start, leather upholstery, heated front seats with 10-way power passenger adjustments, rear parking sensors and an exclusive 12-speaker Sony audio system.
The plug-in Energi SE Luxury ($35,625) is equipped similarly to the Hybrid SE, while the plug-in Energi Titanium ($37,455) is equipped similarly to the Hybrid Titanium.
Unfortunately, cargo capacity is compromised by the rather crudely installed battery pack, which creates an unsightly bulge in the trunk floor. To be fair, the Hybrid's trunk of 12 cu ft. is pretty decent by hybrid standards, but the Energi drops to just 8.8 cu ft. due to its larger battery pack.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||8 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2015 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid -- New for 2015, the plug-in Accord is drawing rave reviews for its hybrid technology and frugal performance.
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid -- Although the Camry Hybrid can't quite match the Fusion Hybrid's fuel economy, it comes close, and it's still the standard by which other midsize hybrids are judged.
2015 Toyota Prius -- Available as both a regular and a plug-in hybrid, the Prius' popularity speaks for itself. However, the plug-in version isn't as capable in full electric mode as the Fusion Energi.