Ford Fusion SE Hybrid
- Starting MSRP: $27,200
- Engine specs: 2 liters, four cylinders
- Gas mileage:
- City - 47 mpg
- Highway - 47 mpg
The Fusion's Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine option offers great fuel economy for highway and city driving, so commuters can make fewer trips to the gas station. The 1.6-liter I-4 EcoBoost engine option offers a respectable 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway with a manual transmission, while a 16-valve engine option gets 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
The sedan earned 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick honors, and it includes features such as front and side air bags, first- and second-row side air curtains, and driver and front passenger knee air bags.
Eco-conscious occupants may also appreciate the standard cloth seats in the Fusion Hybrid. They feature fiber that uses 100 percent recyclable materials.
City drivers who have a Fusion with the EcoBoost engine also can take advantage of an auto start-stop option to save fuel money and reduce emissions. When the vehicle comes to a stop, the engine automatically shuts off. As soon as the driver releases the brake pedal, the engine restarts.