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Best cars for retirees: Ford Fusion Hybrid

7 best cars for budget-minded retirees
Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • Price: $28,775
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 41 mpg
    • Highway - 36 mpg

The only hybrid on this list, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid offers much more than just excellent fuel economy. It's packed with standard equipment appealing to seniors, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, power 10-way adjustable driver's seat including lumbar adjustment, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, and Ford Sync AppLink with Bluetooth control for cellphone, iPod and other personal media players.

The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and an electric motor collude to produce 191 peak horsepower funneled to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Fusion's smallish cargo space and tight trunk opening weren't enough to outweigh its affordable price, outstanding fuel economy, better-than-average driver visibility, five-year roadside-assistance warranty and long list of standard features.

 

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