2018 Ford Fusion Energi Tampa FL
If you’re looking to save a ton of money on gas but don’t want to have to sacrifice power and capability to do it, then you’re going to want to look no further than the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi – which we have right here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. That’s because the new Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid model that combines the pristine gas mileage hybrid vehicles are known for with power ratings that are unheard of for hybrid models.
In fact, the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi features a powertrain comprised of a 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine, an 88 kW Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor, a 7.6 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and an eCVT automatic transmission. The engine alone offers 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. Your horsepower is upped to 188 horsepower when you use both the engine and the electric motor. And if you ever need more power than that, you can turn on charge depletion mode, which ups your horsepower output to 195 horsepower.
New Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Features
Now that we’ve gotten the horsepower and torque ratings out of the way, let’s turn our attention to what the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi is best known for – gas mileage. As we mentioned when discussing power numbers, you have the option of using only the gas engine when driving your new Ford Fusion Energi. If you choose to do that, your 2018 Fusion Energi gets you 43 city MPG and 41 highway MPG. When you use all the hybrid capabilities at your disposal, your new Fusion Energi gets you 104 MPGe in the city and 91 MPGe on the highway. You also have the ability to use only your electric motor. When you do that, your 2018 Ford Fusion Energi can reach a top speed of 85 miles per hour with an all-electric driving range of 21 miles. In terms of recharge times, a 120-volt charger will get you back out on the road with a full charge in about 7 hours, while a 240-volt charger will fully recharge your new Ford Fusion Energi in only 2.5 hours.
Ford has also made it easier than ever to keep tabs on your 2018 Fusion Energi’s efficiency with the new SmartGauge with EcoGuide system, which includes a MyView feature that allows you to easily customize your driver information display with steering wheel mounted controls to show real-time information that will help you optimize the efficiency of your new Fusion Energi. This includes a Brake Coach screen to help you get the most out of your regenerative braking feature, and Engage and Empower features showing separate gauges for your engine power, battery power and gasoline engine on/off threshold.
To learn more about the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi, please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.