2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is considered one of those top midsize type cars produced by Ford. A lot of people find this car very impressive because of its reliability, safety, fuel economy and top working performance. The Hybrid’s combined gasoline and electric power-train is very important for well-defined controls and operation. This makes the vehicle on top of the list of the buying public.

Engine & Performance

The Fusion Hybrid can beat any other when it comes to mileage ratings. The engine was specially designed to properly eliminate the flutter rumble transitions which usually haunt many hybrids when shifting from gas to electric engine mode. The Fusion lives up to its name. It is indeed a Fusion of remarkable engine performance.

Your Fusion Hybrid’s gas engine will not make so much noise when you start up or shut down your vehicle. You can only hear a faint sound and nothing more. You can never feel any shimmers when you press on the gas to help the electric. The combination or Fusion of gas and electric into this wonderfully crafted vehicle will give you the edge over any other type of vehicle.

Exterior & Interior

The dream sedan boasts of its impressive, cozy, and accommodating interior. Who can ever believe that Ford was able to integrate the Sync and the Smart gauge into this vehicle? That really made a very big difference. It can even make you stay in this car for as long as you like but most important is the fact that these features made traveling easy and enjoyable.

You will feel relaxed at the backseat because of the spacious setting. Your kids will never complain when you drive them to school. You are assured that you will not be hearing any complain about small room for the feet or anything like that.

The exterior looks are also quite a sight. The colors are so fresh and pleasant to the eyes. You will always find the auto headlights, halogen light, and front fog-lights very useful for all types of weather.

Safety & Reliability

Safety and reliability is of no issue when it comes to the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. It has passed all types of quality control tests and it garnered a score of 5 stars in the crash tests which were independently conducted to assure the safety of the driver as well as the passengers.

There are added features such as the dual-front airbags, front-seat side-airbags and side airbags for the backseat. This is completely safety at its best! Also included are the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) and the ESC (electronic stability control) device.

Competition

This car has a much better mileage than any other type of car within the same price range and class. When it comes to low fuel consumption, the Ford Fusion gains the top slot when compared with other cars. The Toyota Camry Hybrid (MSRP $27,810; 31 city / 35 hwy) and the Nissan Altima Hybrid (MSRP $27,560; 33 city / 33 hwy) are priced lower but use more fuel compared to the Fusion Hybrid. While almost all hybrids will take out all the fun and enjoyment in driving, the Fusion Hybrid will let you take control of your car in a supple way. The handling balance is definitely an advantage over other Hybrid vehicles.

Advantages & Disadvantages

The only main disadvantage of the Ford Fusion is the fact that it is quite expensive. Its price is several hundred dollars above those cars of the same type.

If you drive home with the Ford Fusion, you will feel the difference. This is the only one of its kind which enables the user to opt for AWD or all wheel drive. This feature of the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is very significant considering the changes in weather and other relevant factors which might greatly affect your driving.

Overall Rating
77 out of 100

What others say:

“The latest update is extensive and rectifies the road noise and turning circle blemishes on the original car. The Hybrid version was the best of the line in our tests.”Consumer Reports

“True to its promise, the Fusion Hybrid is nearly as quick as the automaker's V-6 Fusion, while it earns an EPA-rated 41/36 mpg.”The Car Connection

“…the 2011 Fusion Hybrid balances impressive performance with excellent creature comforts and mileage marks that simply blow most other mid-size hybrid sedans into the weeds.”KBB

“Spacious interior; engaging handling; comfortable ride; abundant high-tech features; good fuel economy from Hybrid model; available all-wheel drive.”Edmunds

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Sedan Base Price: $28,600.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 gallons Miles Per Gallon: 41 city / 39 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 190.6 in. (484 cm) Width: 72.2 in. (183 cm)
Height: 56.8 in. (144 cm) Curb Weight: 3720 lbs (1687 kg)
Wheel Base: 107.4 in. (273 cm) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 11.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Performance
Engine: 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
Horsepower: 156 hp Max RPM: 6000 rpm
Torque: 136 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm Transmission: e-CVT Electronic Continuously Variable
0-60 mph: 8.3 seconds 1/4 Mile: 16.0 seconds