Hybrids & Electrics

The Ford Fusion Hybrid Is A Lightly-Used Car Bargain

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a worthy choice if you’re looking for a reliable fuel-saver. Buying a brand new 2020 Fusion Hybrid is tempting because of all the latest technologies. However, this particular hybrid is a particularly great option to purchase lightly-used. Here’s why.

What makes the Ford Fusion Hybrid a great deal

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is unveiled during the Ford press conference at the North American International Auto Show
The Ford Fusion Hybrid | JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

The Fusion Hybrid is among the best hybrid cars that offer the most value. What also sets the Fusion Hybrid apart from others in its class is its agile performance. The Fusion Hybrid offers a luxurious car cabin too. But most notably, the Fusion Hybrid has one of the highest depreciation rates. According to iSeeCars.com, the 2017 Fusion Hybrid is one of the best hybrid deals available for 2020. Three-year-old Fusion Hybrid models have depreciation rates of over 50 percent.

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About the 2017 Fusion Hybrid

There’s a lot to like about the 2017 Fusion Hybrid. This hybrid’s practicality and impressive safety ratings make an ideal family-friendly choice. It is also an excellent choice for those looking for an eco-friendly car for city driving. The Fusion Hybrid has an outstanding fuel economy rating of a combined 42 mpg, which is about average for its class.

This hybrid gets its power from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine connected to an electric motor. Together, these two power sources work to combine 188-horsepower. Unlike other hybrids, the Fusion Hybrid can easily shift from gas power to electric power. The Fusion Hybrid also earned high marks for its smooth, continuously variable automatic transmission. 

Critics appreciate this model for its sharp handling and fun-to-drive nature. Although, some critics feel the Fusion Hybrid isn’t as lively at highway speeds. U.S. News also notes that it has sensitive regenerative brakes. Even so, U.S. News named the 2017 Fusion Hybrid as one of its best hybrid cars for the money.

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Interior elements 

The 2017 Fusion Hybrid provides a handsome cabin that came standard with a cloth interior. It can seat five people comfortably, and its seats are quite accommodating. Critics appreciated the Fusion Hybrid’s great driver’s visibility. However, the vehicle’s slanted roof impacts the rear-view. Available interior upgrades on this model included a moonroof, leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated front seats.

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The Fusion Hybrid offers plenty of tech features too

Ford SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay
Ford SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay | Ford

If in-car technology is your thing, you’ll be happy to know that the Fusion Hybrid delivers here too. Its standard infotainment features are on the dull side, though. The 2017 Fusion Hybrid came with a 4.2-inch display screen, a nine-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth connectivity. 

For more available tech, look for models that are equipped with one of Ford’s advanced SYNC infotainment systems. Models with a SYNC 3 come with an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The SYNC Connect takes connectivity to another level. This system gives you the ability to unlock/lock/start your car remotely. SYNC Connect also helps you locate your car with your smartphone.