Ford Fusion Hybrid Named Best Hybrid Car For the Money

The Ford Fusion Hybrid has been named the best hybrid car for the money for 2016 according to U.S. News & World Report, beating out competitors Toyota and Honda. The report highlighted the Fusion Hybrid’s comfortable interiors, nimble handling and smooth transitions between gas and electric power as key features that pushed it above the competition. The Fusion Hybrid is available at your local Ford dealers, such as Henry Day Ford in Utah.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid took home honors in its class for critical acclaim and outstanding value. Featuring a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery, the Fusion Hybrid can reach speeds of up to 85 mph — with up to 90 percent of energy recaptured through regenerative braking. The Fusion Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 44/41 mpg city/highway.

U.S. News & World Report highlighted the Fusion Hybrid’s swanky interior, made with upscale, comfortable materials and featuring an intuitive center stack. The standard Fusion Hybrid comes equipped with an array of features straight from the dealers, such as emergency brake assist, climate control, rearview camera and the Ford SYNC infotainment system — additional features include push-button start, satellite radio, forward collision warning and active park assist.

The Fusion Hybrid features surprisingly responsive handling, perfect for those winding mountain roads in Utah. With precise steering and sensitive brakes, the Fusion Hybrid responds quickly to driver input.

In addition to stylish interiors and nimble handling, the Fusion Hybrid received praise for its unparalleled affordability. New 2016 Fusion Hybrids start around $29,000 from local dealers, but their durability and reliability means long-term costs of ownership are often significantly lower than competitors.

With an exterior look identical to the standard European-designed Ford Fusion, the Fusion Hybrid is the antithesis of the typical hybrid car — a green, energy-efficient vehicle that doesn’t scream, “I drive a hybrid!” For drivers in Utah and throughout the West Coast, the Fusion Hybrid offers a lower carbon footprint without all the pretension — and without breaking the bank, either.

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