PHOTO CAPTION: 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid gets an EPA-rated 47 mpg in both city and highway driving.

Test Drive: Ford Fusion Hybrid

Larry Prinz discovers during his test drive that not only does the Ford Fusion Hybrid save fuel, but looks great at the same time.

Published: 13-Apr-2014

As a general rule, gas-electric hybrid cars and trucks are not fun; their very nature precludes it. Hybrids are made to maximize conservation at the expense of stimulation. The thrill of driving one is seeing the mpg indicator creep higher, rather than the speedometer.

But a fuel-sipper doesn’t have to look ugly to be efficient; you could opt for the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Seriously. Take a good look. I’ll wait.


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During test drive, Graeme Fletcher finds C-Max Energi electric hybrid only averaged 2.8 L/100 km, which is 47% higher than advertised.


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