Ford Fusion Hybrid More Cost Effective than Other Hybrid Vehicles
Hybrid vehicles that combine gas with power from an electric battery can reduce your carbon footprint, but they also reduce the size of your wallet because of their higher cost compared to a traditional vehicle. If you’ve been pondering the many choices now available, you may note with interest that the Ford Fusion is the 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year, beating out the Toyota Prius, and that the Fusion is also getting a thumbs up for its fuel efficiency.
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle claims the Fusion hybrid beat six other hybrids in terms of years to break even with fuel savings, at 5.6 years, compared to the Nissan Altima hybrid at 21 years. That’s a big difference for consumers wanting the best for their dollars. The closest competitor, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, came in at a rather dismal 13 years before breaking even on fuel savings.
The 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid has also won accolades from industry experts such as Edmonds, which calls it “a serious fuel miser that's neither boring to behold nor dull to drive.” US News and World Report analyzed fourteen published tests and reviews, then ranked the Fusion first out of 22 affordable midsize cars. Coming in on the heels of Ford’s recent $2.1 billion dollar quarter, its best in years, and Toyota’s recent bad press, buying an American car may turn out to be not only patriotic, but green and money-saving, too.
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