Fusion was among the first vehicles from Ford’s lineup to receive a facelift back in 2013, and new model follows that trend. This 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid, mid-size sedan is one of the few cars available as a conventional, hybrid and all-electric hybrid vehicle.
Performance and Specs
2015 Fusion is offered in three hybrid grades: S Hybrid, Hybrid SE and Hybrid Titanium. All mentioned models feature the same 2.0L Atkinson Cycle I4 engine coupled with eCVT transmission and a pair of high-voltage electric motors which offer net hybrid power output of 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. Battery pack consists of 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery which can accept additional energy generated from regenerative braking feature.
Essentially unchanged Ford features hexagonal open-mouth chrome stripe grille with thin angular headlights. Arching roofline leads toward the rear end which is finished with much bigger tail-lights and sturdy bumper.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Design and Features
Fusion’s interior is very well designed and furbished. Seats in first two models are made from a Repreve fabric which stresses Ford’s green philosophy, while top Titanium model has leather-trimmed heated seats which are optional in Hybrid SE model. Chrome-bound instrument panel encompases the shifter, couple of airvents, CD player and 8-inch SYNC with MyFord infotainment system which still glitches even though manufacturers did solid job in upgrading it.
Gauge cluster holds speedometer and a pair of LCD screens on the sides with EcoGuide which provides real-time information to the driver. Top two models can come with an optional power monroof and few advanced electronic safety features like adaptive cruise control and active park assist. Standard safety features include an airbag system, stability and traction controls, ABS and a rearview camera, among others.
Fuel economy ratings have been lowered this year after some reviewers found out that Fusions offer around 8 mpg lower ratings than stated. New Fusion now offers 44 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway for a 42 mpg combined ratings.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Price and Release
Fusion hybrid is quite affordable since its prices start from $26,475 for a base S model and go up towards the $32,170 mark which is a price tag of Titanium model.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid offers everything you could expect from a hybrid mid-sizer, plus it has much better design than many of its competitors. After a fuel economy ratings scandal, however, it might get hard to trust Ford again, but at least they sent checks to Fusion owners to compensate them for additional fuel bought.