For this week, we’ve picked up the new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for our Weekly Test Drive. I’ll be driving the new Fusion Hybrid for the next week so make sure you ask me all the questions you want answered about Ford’s latest hybrid model.
First Impressions: It’s ridiculously quiet. I’ve never really experienced hybrid driving before so starting the car and not hearing the engine noise was a brand new experience to me (even when you stop at a red light the Fusion Hybrid is dead quiet). Design wise the Ford Fusion Hybrid looks incredible from the front end – the grille really sticks out in your face.
We’re not going to be hypermiling or anything like that. We’ll provide you with daily updates on our average fuel-economy while driving the Fusion Hybrid as we would any other car.
The $27,270 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine making 155-hp with a peak torque of 136 lb-ft mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. According to the EPA, the 2010 Fusion Hybrid gets a certified 41/36 mpg (city/highway).
So stay in touch and ask me all the questions you want and I’ll be sure to answer as many as I can. For a quicker response, follow us over at Twitter.
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (Weekly Test-Drive):
– By: Stephen Calogera
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