Ford Fusion EPA Rating
U.S. EPA organization announced its estimated ratings for the new Ford Fusion, and the car is now officially America’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan after being certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deliver 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, 47 mpg combined in hybrid model.
That is also interesting because Fusion Hybrid tops the Toyota Camry Hybrid by 8 mpg highway and 4 mpg city, and delivers the highest-ever fuel economy numbers in city and highway driving for a midsize sedan.
The rest of the range are also just as eco, given their powertrain and status. Fusion offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants and two fuel-efficient EcoBoost four-cylinder engines are all available with Ford’s patented Auto Start-Stop system. Below you will find the ratings for the entire range.
1.6-liter EcoBoost: 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, 29 mpg combined
2.0-liter EcoBoost: 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
2.5-liter: 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined
Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: Projected 100-plus MPGe (miles-per-gallon equivalent)
Lane-Keeping System: Using a small, forward-facing camera behind the inside rearview mirror, this system “looks” down the road, monitoring lane lines to determine that the car is on course. The system will alert a driver if drowsiness or erratic lane-keeping is detected. The second element warns a driver with a steering wheel vibration if the Fusion drifts too close to lane markings. Finally, Lane-Keeping Aid will actually apply pressure on the steering to help bring the car back into proper lane position
Adaptive cruise control: Using forward-looking radar, this system “looks” down the road when activated, slowing the Fusion when slower traffic is detected ahead. The system can help slow the car if the potential of a crash is detected
Active park assist: Employing sensors, this technology identifies a suitable parallel parking space, calculates the trajectory, and steers the car to properly position it within the spot. Drivers operate accelerator and brake pedals
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert: Sensors in both Fusion rear quarter-panels are able to detect traffic in a driver’s blind spot, providing both audible and visual warnings if traffic is detected. BLIS technology enables cross-traffic alert, warning the driver of oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space with obstructed views, such as between two large vehicles
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