2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Tampa FL

side view of a white 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

It’s been a long road for hybrids to get to where they are today. When they were first released, most people wouldn’t even give them the time of day, let alone think about purchasing one as their new car. And, looking back, we can’t really blame them. First generation hybrids were great at saving you money on gas, but that’s about all they could do. But that’s all changed, and there’s no better proof of that change than the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which we have right here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.

The new Ford Fusion Hybrid still offers amazing fuel efficiency, but now it’s combined with impressive power numbers that the hybrids of yore just couldn’t provide. In fact, the 2018 Fusion Hybrid’s engine and electric motor combine to get you 43 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway, all while providing a capable 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. It’s able to provide these power and gas mileage ratings by combining a 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine with an 88 kW Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor, a 1.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and an eCVT automatic transmission.

What is the New SmartGauge with EcoGuide Feature that Comes Standard with a New Ford Fusion Hybrid from Brandon Ford in Tampa FL?

As you can probably guess, the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes with a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. And found within that suite is a wide array of advanced new hybrid-focused features. At the top of that list is the new SmartGauge with EcoGuide feature. This impressive new system turns your driver information display into a hybrid information hub to ensure you’re getting everything you can out of your new Ford Fusion Hybrid by providing real-time information about the inner workings of your hybrid components.

More specifically, this new feature lets you use the MyView system to customize your driver information display to your liking. In other words, you can bring up the Brake Coach screen to help you optimize your gas mileage or you can bring up the Engage and Empower screens to help you see separate gauges for your engine power usage and battery power usage while also letting you see how close you are to the gasoline engine on/off threshold. You can easily control all of this and more with steering wheel mounted controls.

To learn more about the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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