Report: 2013 Ford Fusion EPA estimates released

CARandDRIVER reports that the EPA has now assigned some fuel economy figures to the much anticipated 2013 Ford Fusion. Of course, we can expect the Fusion to be quite fuel efficient, especially since there’s no longer the offering of a V6 engine, just a variety of forced-induced four-bangers, one being a high-displacement naturally aspirated version, and one hybrid.

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Speaking of which, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best choice for the fuel miser, as it’s been rated at a lofty 47/47 city/highway, which is not far off from the Toyota Prius’ 51/48.

The full gasoline powered Fusions however begin with the base 2.5L motor, then the turbocharged 1.6L and 2.0L EcoBoost four-bangers follow after as listed:

  • 170-hp, 2.5-liter inline-four, w/ 6-Spd Auto: 22/34
  • 179-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four, w/ 6-Spd manual: 25/37
  • 179-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four, w/ 6-Spd automatic: 23/36
  • 237-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four, w/ 6-Spd automatic: 22/33
  • 237-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four, w/ 6-Spd automatic and AWD: 22/31

It was also noted that the 1.6L-equipped Fusions equipped with Ford’s optional engine stop-start system did not factor into the EPA ratings.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CARandDRIVER