2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium new car reviews

This plug-in hybrid pulls in 44 mpg in the city. That's impressive for a car this size, and hey, did you notice Ford's new styling direction? It's an Aston Martin for the masses. That's quite a high-class change for what was once just the attainable sedan.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

Dear Ford Fusion: Damn, you look good.

Tom Suddard Tom Suddard
Associate Editor

I loved it. The Fusion looks good and was quiet, comfortable, and fast enough–pretty much the perfect daily driver. I drove around in hybrid mode for a while, content with getting more than 40 miles to the gallon. I wanted one for myself.

Then I opened the trunk. It's tiny, like, I mean, really, really tiny. Like Miata-sized.

I couldn't figure out where all the trunk space went, until I saw what was sitting in the spare tire well: a charger! This was a plug-in hybrid!

I plugged it in overnight, and the next day I didn't use any gas at all. The future is here, and I'm convinced it involves never taking my daily driver to a gas station.

Of course, there are some awkward details that come with owning a car that isn't cordless. In the interest of being cheap, I would subtly joke about needing to plug my car in whenever I stopped somewhere. After a few more minutes of awkward, the reward was free driving! Woohoo!

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amg_rx7
amg_rx7 Dork
11/12/14 9:55 a.m.

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singleslammer SuperDork
11/12/14 10:01 a.m.

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