3. Cheaper to Own
The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid provided for AutoGuide’s evaluation clocked in at $40,585, which is a princely sum to pay for a midsize sedan. The car’s fancy electrified drivetrain is the main reason for this eye-popping figure; lithium-ion battery packs ain’t cheap. Fortunately for value-conscious shoppers an entry-level Fusion can be had for less than 23 grand.
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By comparison, the Rapide S that we reviewed a couple months back cost nearly $218,000! Comparing the sticker prices of these two cars is simple, but beyond the initial purchase cost you’ve also got to pay for maintenance and upkeep. Needless to say tires, brake pads, oil changes and replacement struts are guaranteed to be vastly cheaper with the Fusion.