Ford Fusion Energy
II (facelift 2018) 2.0 (188 HP) Atkinson Energi Plug-In Hybrid eCVT
37 000 - 2 usd
Lease price: $556 - $455
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Specifications of Ford Fusion Energy II (facelift 2018) 2.0 (188 HP) Atkinson Energi Plug-In Hybrid eCVT

General characteristics of Ford Fusion Energy II (facelift 2018) 2.0 (188 HP) Atkinson Energi Plug-In Hybrid eCVT

The Energi measures identically to the standard hybrid variant and differs only in height and weight to the gasoline one. It measures 191.8 inches long and 72.9 inches wide; while the plug-in and hybrid measure 58 inches in height, the gasoline variant measures 0.2 inches taller. The Energi carries the heaviest curb weight of the three variants - at 3,986 lbs, it's around 300 lbs heavier than the standard hybrid's 3,668 lbs in its heaviest form. This makes it around 500 lbs heavier than the regular gasoline variant.

The Fusion Energi is equipped with the same engine found in the regular Fusion hybrid, a 2.0-liter inline-four Atkinson cycle engine augmented with an 88 kW electric motor, and mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The front wheels of the Energi are powered by combined outputs of 188 hp, which accelerates the Energi from 0-60 mph in a reasonable 7.8 seconds. This doubles to 15 seconds in forced EV-only mode and drops slightly in maximum attack 'charge depletion' mode, which also unlocks a further 7 hp. With ample electrified torque at hand, acceleration off-the-line is effortless; getting up to speed can be gradual, but power - and enough of it - is always there for unhurried, relaxed driving. Responses from the powertrain as a whole are accurate and consistent throughout, and the engine makes for comfortable inner-city driving. The CVT is as seamless as expected, further underscoring the Energi's penchant for low to mid-range speeds.

Though the four-cylinder engine may cope with the Energi's hefty curb weight just fine, it's the car's handling that, unfortunately, takes a noticeable toll. It does manage to maintain its composure and stability around twisty roads, but only to a small extent. With its soft damping and steering that feels overly assisted, tire position and road feedback are detrimentally diminished, resulting in a car that feels far less agile than its more capable rivals. The steering effort is also always overly light and the brakes are uncomfortably difficult to modulate in traffic as the pedal feels spongy almost all the way through. The Energi's regenerative braking is very prominent, failing to integrate smoothly with the friction braking. In terms of ride quality, some may feel that over bumps, the sedan is overly floaty and buoyant, but with all that said, its standard suspension does still smooth out most imperfect road surfaces and typical undulations fairly well.

The Energi seats five passengers in reasonable comfort; but the back seat is rather confined, with the center providing a cramped space suited for nothing more than a young teen. The seats themselves are nonetheless exceptionally comfortable, adorned with leather-trimmed Sport seating surfaces. Front seats feature ample adjustability, heating, and even ventilation as standard. While room upfront is decent all-round, the Energi's rearward sloping roofline impedes headroom to some degree for the rear occupants. Fortunately, outward visibility isn't hindered at all - all-around sight-lines are uninterrupted, and the Energi's many driver-aids make for easy driving.

It's in practicality where the Fusion's compromises are most prominent - trunk room, especially. While the gasoline variant offers a reasonable 16 cubic feet of trunk room, the Energi offers only a mere 8.2. Although that is enough room for a weekly grocery run, because of the intrusion of the large battery pack housing, the trunk's load floor is significantly misshaped, hindering storage versatility to a considerable degree.

There's not much of an improvement on the inside, sadly. There's a typically sized passenger-side glove box, four decent door side pockets (but they don't hold bottles), a small center armrest console up front, and two cupholders front and rear.

 

 

Ford Fusion Energy
II (facelift 2018) 2.0 (188 HP) Atkinson Energi Plug-In Hybrid eCVT
37 000 - 2 USD
9 offers
General information
Model year
2018
Brand country
USA
Class
D
Number of doors
4
Number of seats
5
Engine
Engine type
Plug-in hybrid
Engine configuration
Front
Maximum Horsepower @ RPM
188
Displacement, cc
1999
Displacement, cu in
121.99
Number of cylinders
4
Transmission
Transmission type
Robot
Number of gears
1
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel economy, performance and range
Combined EPA Fuel Economy, mpg
42
City EPA Fuel Economy, mpg
43.56
Highway EPA Fuel Economy, mpg 4.7
41.27
Top speed, mph
119
100 mph, s
11.6
Interior dimensions and weight information
Boot capacity, L
232
Boot capacity, cu ft
43.56
Fuel tank capacity, gal
14
Curb weight, lb
3985.96
Gross weight, lb
Exterior dimensions
Length, in
191.81
Width, in
72.91
Height, in
57.99
Wheelbase, in
112.2
Minimum Ground Clearance, in
7.8
Front Track Width, in
62.28
Rear Track Width, in
62.01

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