2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated 47-MPG Combined

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: The all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan is expected to deliver at least 47 mpg highway and travel up to 62 mph on full electric power. (01/09/12)

Did the Toyota Prius finally get its first real competitor? The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has an EPA estimated at 47-mpg city and highway, and will start with a base price of just $27,200.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, with a 188-hp combined system output, has the most impressive fuel economy figures compared to its main competitors the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid, 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It does however carry a higher MSRP of $27,895 with the $795 destination and handling fee included.

To compare, the Camry Hybrid does have slightly better performance with a combined system 200-hp, but has an estimated 43-mpg, 39-mpg highway rating and is priced over $1,000 lower than the Fusion Hybrid. But that may be a small price to pay for the increased fuel economy figures – not to mention its surprisingly good looks.

The big question is how the 2013 Fusion Hybrid drives, and how its interior feels compared to its main competitors. But there’s a good chance that the Japenese and Korean automakers finally have a formidable opponent in the hybrid market.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Window Sticker

[Source: Clean MPG]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Timbrands Timbrands on Aug 30, 2012

    :"Finally"? Gee, seems to Ford's Fusion has been leading it's rivals (Camry/Altima/Optima/Sonata) in Hybrids for quite some time. 33/33/35/35 combined driving 2011 sedans verses 41 for the Fusion.

  • Timbrands Timbrands on Aug 30, 2012

    edit that's CITY mileage