2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review and Price
About 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The term “hybrid” should suggest a whole different meaning to consumers. But with the release of the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the manufacturers are hoping to establish the same set of features (albeit slightly improved) and some new functionality to suit the unique tastes for its modern users.
Reference is made to the Ford’s site which has the detail specifications of the 2011 Ford Fusion and can be accessed at http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fusion/features/. While Ford’s slogan “Responsive engines that are also responsible.” could be marketing intended, much of the information available in the specification and feature section throws a lot of light on the engine and its performance.
In Ford’s own words
Having a powerful engine does not mean sacrifice economy? The 2.5Liter Duratec I-4 engine generates power ratings of 175 horsepower. All this while delivering impressive city and highway mileage per galon. And think of getting 41 mpg and you are travelling 700 miles with your tank filled just once and that too in city traffic. This is what you expect to achieve in a Fusion Hybrid. No compromise – expect nothing less in a Ford Fusion
Marketing slogans aside, let us check out the details in the form of the question and answers of this car if you plan to buy this car.
Q. Who are the competitors of the 2011 Ford Fusion.
A. The 2011 Honda Accord and the 2011 Toyota Camry are two main competitors of the 2011 Ford Fusion. At one point of time Camry used to be the highest selling car. That crown is now being taken by Honda Accord.
Q. Any information on the release date for the 2011 Ford Fusion ?
A. If we go by history, the 2011 Ford Fusion is expected to be release by the later half of the 2010.
Q. Any information about the engine and the powertrain ?
When it comes to powertrain, there are a lot of promises here. The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid now offers the EcoBoost option to enhance fuel capacity and make this one of the best in its class. There are also several choices available here, which is what makes the Fusion quite popular amongst consumers. The base model has switched from a 2.5 into a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine together with an electric motor to produce 191 horsepower in total. The wheels get powered by continuously variable automatic transmission. The battery pack comes with nickel-metal hydride. while its power has been reduced, it improves the fuel economy rating for this vehicle.
Q. What is the fuel economy of the 2011 Ford Fusion ?
A. The standard mileage performance for the base model in the lineup is expected to average somewhere around 23 miles per gallon on the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. This will be same in line with the 2010 Ford Fusion model.
Pro’s of 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
*Ford 2011 Fusion Hybrid Fuel efficient driving;
*Wide range of powertrain choices to adapt into your driving needs;
*Wider range of customized interior features for a better ride quality.
Con’s of 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
*The engine capacity for the base model has been reduced in power;
*Lack of styling revisions to distinguish the hybrid version.
Many estimates were given about the expected pricing for the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. You can expect that they will opt to keep the prices lower by as much as $1,000 or $2,000 as compared to its rivals.
The base model that comes with a four-cylinder engine and front wheel drive system is therefore expected to start at $20,000. This price point applies for the S model, but the SE model is expected to be priced higher at $25,000.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the perfect choice of vehicle if one has attachment to the Ford brand name . Indeed, Ford has managed to clearly establish their stamp into the series and for the brand as a whole to ensure that consumers can enjoy the best quality midsize cars in the market today.