Ford Fusion Hybrid is a gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Ford Fusion Sedan. Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion Hybrid, launched in 2013, and is capable of charging the batteries by connecting to an electric outlet.
The 2019 Ford Energi is a mid-size Sedan and is a part of the third Fusion generation introduced for 2013. It has refined and spacious cabins, comfortable and stylish interiors and enough cool features to take your breath away. The larger battery pack has increased the EV range to 26 miles. The 2019 Ford Energi feels quiet and comfortable at high speeds. The interior is made up of high-quality material. The trunk capacity is less.
The Ford Energi has both a gas engine and an electric motor. The battery of this hybrid is larger than regular hybrids. Because of this, you can drive for more than 21 miles without needing gas. While in short commutes you can drive almost solely off the electric power. If required you can charge between the trips as well. The gasoline engine can be used when the battery is drained. In addition to the regular wall charging, the battery can also be recharged during braking and by the vehicle’s alternator. In this way, you can save your money and environment in one go.
Driving and Performance
The 2019 Ford fusion hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor that is capable of delivering 188 horsepower. Though the 2019 Ford Energi is quick and smooth, the brake modulation and grip is not very great. The steering and handling are just average. The vehicle takes around 8.2 seconds to achieve the speed of 60 mph. Bringing the car to a halt from this speed requires just 129 feet. The brakes, as can be deduced, are not too great, but instead just average. The 2019 Ford Energi has really good precision as compared to other similar cars. You will be getting a reasonably good sense of straight-ahead around the center. Also, the car is not sloppy.
The Ford Energi has standard leather upholstery. It can seat five people comfortably. The seats are heated, ventilated, comfortable and supportive. The front seats are power adjustable. As you would expect, the steering wheel is also heated and leather-wrapped. This hybrid will surely lure you by its ample head and legroom space in both front and rear seats.
Finding an ideal driving position will not take much time in this car, courtesy to its adjustable driver’s seat and tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Two separate set of latch connectors are available. The dashboard of the Fusion Energi is sleek and organized. Soft-touch plastic and high-quality material are used to make the cabin. This car has both a push-button start and remote start. The infotainment system present in Energi is SYNC3 and is quite user-friendly and responsive.
The 2019 Ford Energi has remarkable exterior. The use of LED has been done judiciously in the form of LED signature lighting, LED taillamps, LED fog lamps and LED headlamps to give this vehicle an enhanced look. Other standard exterior features are power heated exterior mirrors with security approach lamps, chrome mesh grille, rear decklid spoiler, and auto high beams.
Safety is something that cannot be ignored and this hybrid is quite determined to achieve this. Fusion Energi has obtained remarkable safety ratings from both IIHS and NHTSA. Some other safety features include MyKey, rear park assist, adaptive cruise control, stop-and-go functionality and, of course, a rear-view camera.
The 2019 Ford Energi is well loaded with features. The adults have plenty of room in the cabin and the interior material is also of high quality. The car offers a quiet and comfortable ride at high speeds on the highways. One demerit that is associated with this car is that the battery pack takes up a significant amount of trunk space.