2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Test-Drive Update: A look around the interior

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (Weekly Test-Drive)

We have just one more day with our week-long affair with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Today we’re going to give you a little walk around the interior of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid or the 2010 Fusion itself.

Take a seat inside the 2010 Ford Fusion and right away you’ll notice that Ford has worked hard to step up the quality when compared to the model’s predecessors. Instead of hard plastic, Ford has replaced the upholstery and panels with soft rubber-like materials. The center instrument panel also receives a nice upgrade with controls laid out more ergonomically.

One thing that the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has that its gasoline siblings do not is the SmartGauge with EcoGuide – a new instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help drivers maximize fuel efficiency. The display features two high-resolution full-color LCD screens around the speedometer that the driver can configure to show different information. Drivers will be able to see information regarding fuel and battery power levels and average and instant miles-per-gallon. It also features growing leaves and vines that reward the driver’s efficiency.

On a side note: We’re averaging 38 miles-per-gallon. Stay tuned for more updates.

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– By: Stephen Calogera

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