Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Ford Fusion Hybrid
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While its powertrain might not be blowing minds, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is easily one of the best handling hybrid cars in its class. 

For mid-sized car lovers everywhere, the Ford Fusion Hybrid provides value and technology for commuting, road tripping, and much, much more. It also marks the beginning of a serious Ford revolution towards more eco-friendly American vehicles. 

A History of the Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid was first announced at the North American International Auto Show back in 2005, though it didn’t hit the public until 2006. It wasn’t until 2010, after tons of press testing and private orders, that the Ford Fusion Hybrid became available to everyday drivers. 

Design and Technology of the Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes complete with a 2.0L i-VCT Atkinson-Cycle hybrid engine and electric motor. It uses eCVT automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive, as well as a Lithium-ion battery. The car utilizes SmartGauge with EcoGuide, which is a dual-LCD gauge display that provides drivers with all of the information about the car in real-time to help optimize overall efficiency.

Some of the standard features on the Ford Fusion Hybrid include auto high beam headlamps, lane-keeping system, pre-collision assist, and a rearview camera. These all come standard in Ford’s new Co-Pilot360 package. 

A Short Timeline of the Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • First Generation Ford Fusion Hybrid (2010-2012)

The first-generation utilized a 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle I4 that helped to produce 156 horsepower. The interior featured a 4.3” high-resolution dual-LCD screen with information on battery levels, fuel economy, and more. 

  • Second Generation Ford Fusion Hybrid (2013-Present)

The second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid was introduced in 2013 alongside the standard Ford Fusion. The nickel-metal hybrid batteries that were used in the first-gen Hybrids were taken over by Lithium-ion batteries. The engine was changed to a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle Inline-four engine with an output of 185 horsepower.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid in the News

In recent news, Ford is discovering some serious issues with the bugs that are hitting the autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrids. While it isn’t a big deal for bugs to splatter against grilles and windshields of regular cars, the splattered bugs are affecting autonomous sensors. Ford is now in the works trying to develop some self-cleaning devices. This feature is not only efficient, but can greatly decrease the time and effort that Fusion owners dedicate to taking care of their vehicle.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Ford Fusion Hybrid

One of the most famous celebrity drivers of the Ford Fusion Hybrid is Steve Ballmer, who is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the former CEO of Microsoft. Though he is worth over $20 billion, he still decides to drive around in an economical Ford Fusion Hybrid. This speaks to the efficiency of the vehicle itself, as well as to the comfort of its features.

Best Ford Fusion Hybrid Groups

One of the best places to meet and talk with other Ford Fusion Hybrid owners and enthusiasts is the Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum.  Drivers and owners of Ford Fusion Hybrid’s come together to discuss the vehicle, troubleshoot, talk about modifications, and share experiences.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid – An Eco-Friendly Way To Cruise

Ford still has a lot of work to do until the Ford Fusion Hybrid becomes a top-of-the-line hybrid car. With that being said, they did a lot to bring the idea of hybrids to the forefront of the auto industry, so for that, we have to commend them. We’re excited to see what the future of the Ford Fusion Hybrid will look like, as well as the Hybrid’s competition.

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