The new Ford’s hybrid vehicle is on its way, and it is called the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid midsize sedan. There aren’t many cars that characterize their classes like Ford Fusion does. The new Fusion will come slightly revamped, and the Hybrid models will also receive an update, even though they usually run late with the refreshments for a year or so. Having that said, we think that the new Ford Fusion Hybrid is always an excellent choice, and especially now when it is at his best. Smooth body and more than functional, maybe even borderline luxurious cabin, should be all that a customer wants from a vehicle.
Engine and 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid MPG
The 2016 Fusion hybrid is equipped with a 2.0 l Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine which is coupled with 88 kW permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. The total hybrid output delivers 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0 l engine alone produces 141 hp. The battery pack is a rather small 1.4 kWh lithium-ion unit, and doesn’t allow all-electric drive, but it still helps in the overall high fuel efficiency. Speaking of fuel efficiency, the new Ford Fusion hybrid is rated at 44 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
As far as the Ford Fusion Hybrid 2016 exterior goes, you shouldn’t expect major changes in Fusion’s design, because you shouldn’t change anything that is already great looking. The sexy sedan will come without the front quarter window the previous model had, and that’s the biggest change you will see. The arching roofline, Aston Martin grille, fine lines, and a superb rear end will still be present. For the drivers that are in need of more than adaptability from their mid-size sedan, the Fusion is the best choice for them. The Hybrid models will be highlighted with the chromed plates on doors and overhang, meaning that they are identical to the non-hybrid models.
The biggest changes that will be done on the new Fusion Hybrid 2016 and the rest of the lineup, are actually on the interior. The all-new flattop dash will be there, while the rest of other interior features will be changed as well, but materials will be the same. MyFord touch screen setup will come as standard in all but S and SE hybrid grades, while the voice-activated navigation system and SiriusXM that comes with it will come as optional. Furthermore, the top models will also get an optional heated steering wheel, heated and cooled seats, and power moonroof. As far as the safety is concerned, entry-level hybrids will not be equipped with the standard rearview camera, but this feature will be available with any other model, and so will be the rear parking sensors. The new Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium models will be offered with the possibility to include blind spot monitors, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping system and adaptive cruise control.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Price and release date
The price of the S hybrid starts from $26,000 which is quite a good deal for such a great mid-size sedan. On the other hand, the Titanium hybrid has a price of around $32,000 without any options. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid release is expected to be on sale in the beginning of 2016.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid pictures