2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review


Body Style and Trim Level:

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a mid size hybrid vehicle available with single trim option. This single trim model is armored with some standard accessories like 17 inch alloy wheel, blind spot mirrors, rear parking sensors, My key system which limits audio volume and top speed, automatic headlamps, keyless entry with security code pad, cruise control, eight way driver and four way passenger power seats, dual zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel, eco friendly cloth upholstery, auto dimming rear view mirror, Ford Sync electronic interface which include Bluetooth, Voice command and I-Pod control and audio system with six speakers, satellite radio, CD or MP3 Player, steering wheel mounted controls and specialized gauge cluster.





2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is also offered with Moon and Tune value package which include some advanced features such as Sony audio system with 12 speakers and upgraded sunroof. Driver's vision Package includes blind spot warning system with cross traffic alert and rear view camera. 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid can also be armored with some optional features such as voice controlled navigation system, 10 GB of digital music storage, single CD or MP3 player, Sirius travel link with real time weather, traffic and other information.



Engine and Performance:

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is armored with dual powertrain which include 2.5 L capacity four cylinder gasoline engine and pared with electric motor capable of generating 191 HP of power. This combo powertrain is mated with continuously variable automatic transmission and front wheel drive channel. This sedan is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 MPH in 8.7 seconds which is quick for a hybrid vehicle.



Specifications:

* Base Number of Cylinders: 4
* Base Engine Size: 2.5 liters
* Base Engine Type: Inline 4
* Horsepower: 191 HP
* Drive Type: FWD
* Turning Circle: 37.5 feet

Mileage:

* City: 41 MPG
* Highway: 36 MPG
* Combined: 39 MPG



Design and Performance:

Fusion Hybrid is offered with high quality interior feature which include soft touch material and attractive dash layout. Center stack of this sedan is bit populated with control buttons which presents austere look. Sync system is integrated with Bluetooth and audio functions along with voice recognition technology. Ford Fusion Hybrid is offered with a distinctive dash layout which houses pair of color display, dubbed smart gauges and traditional speedometer. Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan offers plenty of room for front occupants and commendable position behind the steering wheel. Cargo space of this sedan is much smaller than Toyota Pirus and slightly bigger than Altima and Camry Hybrids.


Dimensions:

* Length: 190.6 inch
* Width: 72.2 inch
* Height: 56.9 inch
* Wheel Base: 107.4 inch
* Curb Weight: 3720 pounds
* Gross Weight: 4701 pounds
* Front Head Room: 38.7 inch
* Front Hip Room: 54 inch
* Front Shoulder Room: 57.4 inch
* Rear Head Room: 37.8 inch
* Rear Shoulder Room: 56.5 inch
* Rear Hip Room: 53.3 inch
* Front Leg Room: 42.3 inch
* Rear Leg Room: 36.7 inch
* Luggage Capacity: 11.8 cubic feet
* Maximum Cargo Capacity: 12 cubic feet
* Maximum Seating: 5


Safety:

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is armored with some standard safety accessories which include stability control, antilock disc brakes, full length side curtain airbags,, front seat, My-Key, rear parking sensors, blind spot warning system, traction control.

This sedan has gained GOOD rating for both side impact crash and frontal crash protection from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Other Specifications:

* Front Brake Type: 11.8 inches ventilated disc integrated regenerative braking
* Rear Brake Type: 11 inch solid disc integrated regenerative braking
* Steering System: rack and pinion power steering with Speed proportional electric assist
* Steering Ratio: 16.0:1
* Front Suspension Type: Independent, coil springs, double wishbones and stabilizer bar
* Rear Suspension Type: Independent, coil springs, multilink and stabilizer bar
* Front Tire Size: P 225/50 R 17 93 V
* Rear Tire Size: P 225/50 R 17 93 V
* Tire Brand: Michelin
* Tire Model: Energy MX V4 S-8 M+S
* Tire Type: All Season
* Wheel Size: 17 X 7.5 inches front and rear
* Wheel Material: Aluminum alloy (front/rear)
* Manufacturer Curb Weight: 3720 Pounds
* Curb Weight As Tested: 3801 Pounds
* Weight Distribution, F/R: 59/41 (%)
* Recommended Fuel: 87 Octane unleaded
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 Gallons

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Pros:

Engage Handling

Spacious interior

Useful Sync system

Excellent fuel economy

Comfortable ride

Cons:

Dash is packed with button interface

Significant Premium price