Ford has introduced 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid as a redesigned model, with minor updates, of its last year’s third best selling hybrid vehicle in America even after certain controversies on its previous model.
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid Engine
A parallel hybrid system merged with electric motor is provided under its hood based around a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine to make it fully hybrid vehicle. The 129 pounds-feet torque and 141 horsepower are the rating of its gas engine whereas its electric engine offers 177 pounds-feet of torque and 118 horsepower. The 188 horsepower of its combined system along with its eCVT transmission allows you to achieve speed from 0-60 mph within 7.3 seconds only. The all electric model of this car can be run up to 85 mph for short time only. A software upgradation is also provided in its 2014 model to achieve the Ford’s certified combined target of 47 mpg within the city and on highway. The fuel efficiency this awesome machine from Ford offers is quite good. People who are conscious about fuel efficiency will certainly find this vehicle attractive.
Good solid built, reasonable internal space, attractive style and good driving manners are the other features provided in this year’s Ford Fusion hybrid vehicle. Its wheel base is 112.2 inches and the overall length of 17 inch standard wheel is 191.8 inches. ‘Smartgauge with EcoGuide’ feature of this car allows its driver to know about the symmetrical steering wheel mounted buttons through twin 4.3 inch LCD monitors. Its 44.3 inches leg room in front and 38.3 inches in back along with 57.8 inches shoulder room in front and 56.9 inches in the back make it a good vehicle. Heavy people will certainly love the space this car offers.
Driving performance of Fusion hybrid also makes it worth to its cost as it can reach up to 90 mph speed within 15 seconds. The 30 mpg fuel consumption of this car makes it the member of green car family. According to Ford its multilink rear suspension and MacPherson Strut front suspension make it equivalent to various upper class vehicles including BMW. The extra sticking potential to its tires is provided through its 225 wider low rolling resistance which makes it the safer vehicle on road than various others.
Ford has introduced less costly models this year of its hybrid vehicle. The ‘S’ model starts from $26,270 which was $27,200 last year. Its SE and Titanium models are also available at $27.280 and $2,600 respectively. Two color options for its exterior, Sunset and Dark Side, and indigenously designed inflatable belts for rear seat are the other changes made in this latest model.