(Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 09:25AM by Laurel Steele)
Who says you can’t have everything you want in a car? Clearly, someone who hasn’t seen the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. This plug-in hybrid is eco-friendly, luxurious, safe, and fitted with the latest tech features. Consider a used model for your next car.
Even the starting trim level of the 2013 Fusion borders on luxury quality, with leather upholstery, dual-zone air-conditioning, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Tech features include the MyFord Touch interface on an 8-inch LCD screen and SYNC voice-activated audio and device pairing. Optional upgrades include rain-sensing wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, and a navigation system.
This Ford runs on the combined efforts of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery back. Together, the two produce a respectable 188 horsepower. Drivers can expect a19-mile electric range, which means errands and short commutes can be done without burning a drop of gas.
The EPA gave the Fusion Energi a combined MPGe of 88 miles when running on electric power. When the electric range is used up, the car automatically switches over to hybrid mode and gets 38 mpg in the city. A review by Edmunds explains that if on an average day you drive around 60 miles, you would only use about a gallon of gas.
Standard safety features include side curtain, front knee, and front seat side airbags, along with anti-lock disc brakes and traction and stability control. In the case of a collision, the Fusion will notify emergency services through your smartphone using the 911 Assist feature.
Take a Fusion Energi for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. If you like, you can also browse our complete pre-owned Ford Fusion inventory online here.