Differences between the 2016 Ford Fusion and the Fusion Hybrid
More and more car models are being offered in hybrid variants. Ford is happy to provide a hybrid version of the 2016 Fusion. Several differences between the 2016 Ford Fusion and the Fusion Hybrid should be noted for anyone considering either of these cars.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Engine and Battery System
Under the hood, the 2016 Ford Fusion hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with an electric motor. A lithium-ion battery pack powers the electric motor. A continuously variable transmission sends the power to the wheels. All together, the system produces up to 188 horsepower. But fuel economy is where the system really shines, offering an estimated 44 city/41 highway miles per gallon.
The standard Fusion comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine on the base trim. This engine produces 175 horsepower, with fuel economy ratings checking in at 22 city/34 highway miles per gallon. For the best fuel economy ratings on the standard Fusion, the available EcoBoost 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is the way to go, delivering 25 city/37 highway miles per gallon. The standard Fusion comes equipped with an automatic transmission. A CVT is not available.
Ford Fusion Max Horsepower
If you want to get the absolute most horsepower out of your Fusion, the final engine offered is the way to go. Standard on the Fusion Titanium trim, this turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
The obvious benefit of choosing a hybrid vehicle is the significant improvement in the fuel economy category. If this is your top concern, the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best choice. If you want a little more power and sport, the turbocharged, 240-horsepower engine offered on the standard Fusion Titanium is the way to go.