The most expensive models of the Ford Fusion lineup are its all-electric hybrid models, Fusion Energi. This green car will give you the impeccable design and refinement of its conventional petrol sibling, but with a low-noise ride and best fuel efficiency in the lineup. Below, you can read full review and features of new 2015 Ford Fusion Energi…
The Engine range and Battery
Just like its hybrid sibling, Fusion Energi also has 2.0L Atkinson Cycle I4 engine under the hood. It also has a pair of electric motors and eCVT transmission, but comes with much stronger 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be recharged via 120 V convenience charge cord. In contrast to the 7-hour recharge time with mentioned 120 V outlet, optional 240 V cord halves the recharge time and should come in handy. Unlike petrol and hybrid models, Energi only has two available trim levels given its high price, and those are higher Energi SE and Energi Titanium tiers.
2015 Ford Fusion Energi Styling – Inside and Outside
Exterior-wise, Energi isn’t any different than other Fusions. Beside Energi badge on the tailgate and the front door, everything else is the same. It has chrome stripe hexagonal grille with thin angular headlights and small lower air intake up front, while at the back it features a set of big tail-lights and spoiler mounted on the liftgate.
Inside, it is also the same car, but since only upper two tiers are offered, comes with much more refined taste. Both models have leather-trimmed heated seats with driver’s seat memory, but Titanium model has sport seats. 8-inch touch screen which sits on chrome-bound instrument panel offers the use of all features that come with MyFord infotainment system. Speaking of MyFord, it is still glitchy at moments which is becoming tiresome. There are either six, or twelve Sony speakers, depending on a chosen grade, while all models have next-gen smart gauges and standard batch of safety features including rearview camera and optional dynamic cruise control and park assist.
Just like its hybrid sibling, Fusion Energi also stated better fuel economy ratings than it actually had, and after recheck and additional testings, results are now 38 mpg combined or 88 mpg estimated with 19 miles of all-electric range.
2015 Ford Fusion Energi Price and Release date
Top of the line Fusion models cost $34,700 or $36,500 which is quite steep, especially considering that you can get equally efficient hybrid for $10,000 less.
2015 Ford Fusion Energi is a very good car, despite its minor flaws. You won’t get that kind of fuel efficiency in mid-size sedan very often, but considering the price range, hybrid seems like a better option. However, all the pros of Ford Fusion lineup are also there, and it is only a matter of what you need.