6. 2014 Ford Fusion, 1.5-Liter, Start/Stop, Six-Speed Automatic – 25/37/29
One of if not the most stylish car in the midsize segment is Ford’s Fusion. With an Aston Martin-inspired grille, sporty dynamics and EcoBoost torque it’s an enjoyable car, and a pretty thrifty one as well.
For 2015 there’s a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the menu. It delivers 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. In its most efficient form (with start/stop technology) the Fusion returns 25 MPG city, 37 highway and 29 combined.
If you want a little more performance at the expense of economy a larger 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is also offered. It puts out a healthy 240 ponies. But if even better efficiency is desired, Ford also offers a hybrid model as well as a plug-in electric version.