It is a Long Way to the Top – 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Look 20 years ago we all turned our collected noses up at the idea of an electric car. The whole idea of plugging your car in, driving down the street and getting stranded because the battery went dead did not appeal to anyone. 10 years ago we all started to take notice that Hybrid type vehicles started hitting the market. Sure we all ignored the costs that were involved with owning one, but now, today we have Hybrid vehicles like the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid that is top of its class and top of the line.
No longer need a PhD in physics
2012 Ford Fusion offers a chance at style, comfort and economy all in one package. The gas and electric combo makes for a seamless transition between the two. Sure slip inside and your welcomed by a super high tech interior that would make the folks at NASA jealous. Digital readouts galore may have you scratching your head a bit when you factor in that power used is power lost but those issues are quickly forgotten about once you see the startling 41 MPG around town it gets. It loses some punch on the highway getting 36 MPG while cruising around, but this hybrid was meant for 700 mile trips before needing a refill. Leading edge technology gets everyone from Edmunds to Car and Driver ranking it among the best of its class.
The fine print
2.5 Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid is 4 cylinders and morphs electric power of the engine to generate a pleasant 191 horse power. New inverters to help electric components to work better, a boost converter for the battery (but shuts itself off when not needed) and being incredibly ecofriendly, has even gotten the naysayers to pay attention. A base price under 30 grand will save you not just money upfront but long term as gas prices start to rise again. With all the bells and whistles you have come to expect and a price to match there is little wonder why it is at the top of the list for hybrids. Car and Driver said, “While most hybrids squeeze the fun out of driving, the Fusion has nicely weighted steering, a nimble chassis, and rides in a controlled, supple manner. You can hustle the car down a back road and get a smile on your face, which is not something one can say about the Camry hybrid.”
You should know better
A great list was started over here with the upcoming Hybrid models that will be hitting the sales floor for 2013. Remember, Ford makes it a point to go above and beyond every year. The upgrades in the 2012 Ford Fusion and the advances in the technology make it a worthy buy now. But the choice will end up coming down to waiting for next year’s model to come out, so the 2012 drops in price some, or jumping on board the 2013 when it comes out next year. The reviews are in for the 2012, and this car is hot and well worth the small investment.