2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

  • $39k
  • 8 kWh Hybrid
  • 44 city 41 hwy
8.2 Out of 10
Instead of running the 156-hp, 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four that the old Fusion paired with a 106-hp electric motor, the new Fusion gets a more efficient 2.0-liter, 141-hp Atkinson-cycle four and a 118-hp electric motor.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
Design cues mirror the Evos Concept from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, with thin headlamps that sweep clear toward the front fenders and a low, forward grille.
by cars.com (May, 2013)

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Ford Fusion Hybrid

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40 MPG
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36 MPG

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Reviews Word on the street for the Ford Fusion Hybrid

We've driven Fusions with manual and power seats, and found excellent front-seat space and comfort in both, though on the manual seats, there's a little too much front-end tilt to the bottom cushion for our tastes.

Thinner seats free up rear legroom, and Ford says it moved the dash closer to the windshield to open up visual space.

The Fusion Hybrid, meanwhile, is among the best we've driven.


8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


A little more grunty than the "big" 2.0-liter, the 1.6-liter has the eager feel in common-it's the low torque peak, but it's also the availability of a really well-engineered six-speed manual transmission as a fun alternative to the six-speed automatic.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
Teamed to a six-speed automatic and front- or all-wheel drive, it's good for gas mileage of 22/33 mpg, or 26 mpg combined, Ford says.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
It's an "EcoBoost," the term Ford uses to smaller-displacement engines with turbocharging and direct injection, meant to replace larger-displacement engines in its lineup.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)


And while this smoothness suits the Fusion’s tidy cabin, we found using the controls to be a two-step process.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2012)
The interior volume of 118.8 cubic feet is just a cube or so shy of the EPA's full-size hurdle; trunk space of 16 cubic feet is good, if not titanic like the bigger Taurus and its 20-cubic-foot whopper.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
The dash cap is soft to the touch, though, and the switches and controls operate with precision, down to the soft, vibration-free thump of the doors as they latch closed.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)


Thanks to the optional 18-inch Goodyears (low-rolling-resistance 17-inch Michelins are standard), the Fusion hybrid clings to the skidpad more tenaciously than almost anything in the segment.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2012)
It has almost all of the above equipment standard-including parking sensors; rearview camera; a Sony audio system; MyFord Touch; power front seats; HD Radio; pushbutton start; automatic climate control; 18-inch wheels; aluminum interior trim; and remote start.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
The $24,495 Fusion SE also comes standard with the normally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder and automatic; it adds standard satellite radio; more speakers (two more, for a total of six); a 10-way power driver seat; and 17-inch wheels.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)


The Fusion Titanium has a much more satisfying base engine.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
Taut handling and turbocharged engines give the Fusion an enthusiastic feel without too sharp an edge.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
It's just shy of best-in-class when fitted with its optional-and smallest-displacement-engine, and among the best with its most powerful powertrain.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)


Around town, however, the 2013 Fusion hybrid feels delightfully responsive, no doubt due to the fact that the hybrid’s electric motor delivers its maximum-rated 117 lb-ft of torque (an increase of 11 lb-ft over last year’s hybrid) instantaneously.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
Ford hasn't released performance estimates, but based on the power and weight differences from the last-generation Fusion, it's likely the front-drive version can accelerate to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
About as powerful as the base engine, it makes 178 hp and its 184 lb-ft of torque are developed at a much lower 2500 rpm.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Body style Sedan
Model year 2013
City range 616 miles
Highway range 574 miles
MSRP $39k
Annual cost $9,018

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.3 m³
CO2 per car made 0.9 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,449 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 9 kg

power & handling

Max torque 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 141 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 27.75 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $995
Navigation system Optional, $795
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 7
EPA GHG score 10
Combined CO2/mile 211 g
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 32 tons

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD
Battery capacity 8 kWh

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.89 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50

safety features

Active head restraints No
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system MyFord

physical dimensions

Width 72.9 in
Front track width 62.3 in
Height 58 in
Length 191.8 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Curb weight 3,913 lb
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 58 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³
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