2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid has only minor updates than the previous model. This midsize family sedan has nicely balanced fuel economy, interior technology and passenger comfort. Base price for the Fusion Hybrid starts from $26,270 and can go to middle $30,000 with additional options.
Design – Aston Martin look
We understand the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a budget friendly household sedan, but with its Aston Martin-like grille, it looks even more like more expensive European luxury car. Ford adds its own subtle designing hints in the kind of numerous initial wheel designs, fascinating colors and aggressive headlights. The smart EasyFuel capless gas filler system implies you’ll never once again need to wrestle to open a fuel cap or wait for it to “click” into place. On Energi model a lighted circle surrounds the charging port. The ring illuminate as the automobile charges, with a completely lit circle suggesting a full charge. The Fusion has a 112.2-inch wheelbase, is 191.8 inches long overall, and trips on 17-inch wheels standard, or 18-inch optional size wheels.
The 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid is readily available in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. (The plug-in, extended-range variation of the Fusion Hybrid, called the Fusion Energi, is evaluated independently.).
Conventional equipment on the S consists of automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, complete power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, a journey computer, a four-speaker stereo with a CD gamer, the voice-activated Sync audio/cell phone interface, USB port/iPod user interface and auxiliary audio jack.
The SE adds heated mirrors, color-keyed rocker moldings, rear air vents, a keyless entry keypad, an a rear seat center armrest, eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar) and satellite radio.
A couple of choice plans are also offered for the SE. The Appearance plan adds a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped wheel and foglights. The Luxury package includes auto-dimming mirrors, foglights, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a four-way power guest seat and motorist memory backgrounds. Going with the Technology package equips the SE with an updated variation of Sync, the MyFord Touch electronic devices interface, a 110-volt power outlet and a rearview electronic camera. 18-inch wheels and keyless ignition/entry comes as an option.
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid specs
The base engine in the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. Better alternatives are the 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, all which can operate on regular gasoline. For 2014, the 1.6-liter is manual-transmission only, while the new 1.5-liter offers start/stop functionally that cuts engine power at idle to conserve fuel. Front-wheel drive is conventional, with all-wheel drive restricted to the 2.0-liter engine. The 2014 Fusion Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor to achieve a 47-mpg city/highway-combined figure. The plug-in Fusion Energi utilizes the very same engine and motor setup, however offers a bigger lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged through an Air Conditioning outlet. The Energi can take a trip 21 miles in pure-electric mode, and up to 620 miles total prior to needing to charge the battery or fill the gasoline tank. Recharge time is forecasted at 7 hours on a 120-volt outlet, or 2.5 hours on a 240-volt outlet.
This year Ford introduced a cheaper “S” trim level beginning at $26,270 compared with the previous year’s $27,200 entry point. An SE and Titanium model are available as well, and alternatives can push the out-the-door cost into the lower to middle 30s.