The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has recently released the official fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and this action revealed a significant trend in the mid-size sedan segment.
Based on the ratings provided by the EPA, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has obtained the official rating of 47 miles per gallon in the city and 47 miles per gallon on the highway. Given these ratings, Ford took pride in declaring the Fusion Hybrid as the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan model in the US automotive market.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has also grabbed the title as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in the US from the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. The Camry Hybrid has previously held this title by holding the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings or 43 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.
Although the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has obtained this title, a lot of car experts believe that this might not last long since the other car makers are currently preparing to release their own mid-size sedan with hybrid drivetrains and any of these would possibly provide a higher and better set of ratings. Most of these experts are also expecting that Toyota would most likely do whatever it could just to regain the title since the company could still subject the Camry to any upgrade that will surely boost its fuel economy.
Getting the 47 miles per gallon mark was actually considered as a great accomplishment for the Fusion Hybrid but this doesn’t hide the fact that the conventional gas-powered version of this vehicle wasn’t able to beat fuel economy ratings that the base version of the 2012 Toyota Camry have obtained.
The 2012 Toyota Camry which is powered by a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine got the EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 Ford Fusion which is powered by a similar 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine got the ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.
To further increase the chances of winning the fuel economy race as well as attract a lot of buyers, Ford is currently offering two more engine options to the 2013 Ford Fusion lineup and these are the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The first engine is expected to deliver 25 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The second engine on the other hand will most likely deliver about 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.