The Fusion is equally at home on the crowded highway as it is on lonesome back roads, a trait that helped the car earn our coveted 2010 Car of the Year award. Ford's number for this recall is 17S01. Toyota, in comparison, sells roughly that many Camrys in the U. So far it has not disappointed. So far it has not disappointed. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
And of course, there are its segment-defining good looks. A choice of four engines, manual or automatic transmissions, gas or hybrid technology, and front- or all-wheel drive leaves plenty of room in the Fusion lineup for shoppers to find a good match. New for 2012 There are no significant changes for 2012. It teams a 156-horsepower four-cylinder with an electric motor running at the equivalent of 40 horsepower, for a total of 196 hp. Cars are better today than ever. Buying a new Ford with a 4 cylinder engine was a first for our family.
I bought this car with 15,600 miles and had it about a year now. Getting onto the freeway safely takes a while to get up to speed, and govenor Engaged is horrific. Given the budget, the Fusion Hybrid would be our default choice. The Ford Fusion now has one of the more aged designs among mid-size sedans, yet it's readily apparent that styling remains one of the reasons the Fusion remains so popular. The 16-cubic-foot trunk is big and the opening is wide, too; Hybrids store their batteries back there, so volume is down and the rear seats don't fold flat like they do on other models.
Nice stereo, many safety features which I have come to rely on. Options You can choose from nine colors for your Fusion hybrid's body: ingot silver metallic, black, ginger ale, sterling gray metallic, white platinum metallic tri-coat, white suede, steel blue metallic, tuxedo black or red candy metallic tinted. The rear doors swing open wide for easy access; there's less knee and head room than in larger sedans like the Accord, and still the Fusion isn't cramped unless you try to jam in a third adult across the back row. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Some reviewers have found that the brakes of this Ford hybrid require a little more pressure to respond than conventional Ford models. Handling remains a Fusion strength, whether you choose the base four-cylinder, the V-6, or the Hybrid.
One of the more interesting graphical features available is an animated vine that grows more leaves as the car is driven more efficiently. It starts with smart styling, a little aggressive in its thick-barred grille and squat taillamps. In the city, average drivers get 41 miles for each gallon of gas; on the highway, drivers can expect around 36 miles for each gallon of gas. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available began mailing March 1, 2017. An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, the Ford Fusion offers a host of standard safety features. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. There's also an optional sun roof feature available.
By the numbers, the Fusion doesn't have the biggest interior of its kind, but it's arranged very well, to make the best use of the space. Good fit and finish also make it very desirable in a way that spec panels aren't going to show. The Fusion Hybrid seats five. By comparison, the Toyota Camry Hybrid offers similar features in the same price range, but is much more lacking in its driving performance. In back, there's enough leg room for most, and the back doors open wide, to ease entry and exit. Even with big wheels and tires and tauter suspension on Sport models, and even with all-wheel drive, the Fusion rides well yet feels more agile than most four-doors in the segment. Well-bolstered front seats make it long-distance friendly, as does the telescoping steering wheel.
Today's cars also are more high-tech than ever. With the best monthly fuel costs in its class at an affordable price, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid has become very popular among drivers everywhere. If you opt for the 2012 Fusion Hybrid, you'll also get enhanced graphics and displays for fuel economy, battery usage, and the SmartGauge system that trains drivers to cruise more efficiently. Fuel economy rings in at 47 mpg city and 47 highway, although in our hands a 2013 Fusion hybrid averaged 32 mpg. After the Taurus lost the narrative in the mid-1990s, Ford's fortunes in the family-car segment faded--for a decade. Competitors include the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The cabin walks the same tightrope, with a simple design and some rich-feeling pieces woven into a cleanly laid out set of controls.
The gas-electric sedan is in its final months on the market, as a new Fusion is due to be introduced soon, but the Fusion Hybrid still is one of the best hybrids on the market. On the other hand, it should be noted that other reviewers were pleased with the regenerative brake response and steering capabilities; therefore, individual driving styles and preferences may determine whether or not to buy this hybrid. All 2012 Fusions come standard with dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and side curtain airbags, for a total of eight airbags. On paper, the Fusion Hybrid's specs are fairly conventional--by hybrid standards, that is. Interior appointments in the 2012 Ford Fusion remain pretty impressive, in a simple, honest way. The 2012 Ford Fusion isn't the highest-mileage of the mid-size sedans in non-hybrid form, but the Fusion Hybrid stands among the greenest sedans available at any price. The Hybrid teams a 156-horsepower four-cylinder with an electric motor running at the equivalent of 40 horsepower, for a total of 196 hp.