Ford Mileage Specifications For 2010 Fusion Hybrid Car
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid MPG rating helps the Fusion to become the most fuel-efficient midsize automobile on the market. The Fusion is a wider, sportier look which offers improved aerodynamics. Recent studies show that its aerodynamic enhancements and new underbody shields boost fuel economy.
The vehicle has a newly designed front end with new headlamps to further enhance visibility. The sporty look aims to make the Fusion more appealing to consumers who are seeking fun-to-drive hybrid cars. The interior design features a contemporary look with metallic new finishes.
Ford has introduced a new instrument panel which is finished with a soft upper and lower skin which carries through the center console, doors, and steering wheel. The panel display features a contemporary iced blue lighting. The leather wrapped steering wheel was completely redesigned with form fitting palm swells and a new shifter.
When you sit in the new Fusion, you immediately take notice to the new seats. The seat contour has been revised offering more side support with smoother bolsters and comfort. The seats also feature contrasting stitching and leather inserts to give the automobile more attitude.
The vehicle gauge cluster features daytime backlighting with a black lens. It offers 3-D elements to create a high tech appearance, similar to a fine watch. The gauge indicators move from left to right as the ambient lighting system illuminates the front and rear foot wells and cup holders.
Several other elements help differentiate the Ford Fusion Hybrid from its gas-powered sibling, including unique hybrid “road and leaf” scoring on both sides and the rear of the vehicle; unique 17-inch, eight-spoke wheels; eco-friendly seat fabric made from post-industrial 100 percent recycled materials; and a standard 110-volt power outlet.
The powertrain system combines the best attributes of a gasoline engine and electric battery-driven cars to deliver optimal fuel economy. The vehicle has a new propulsion system which transitions between gas and electric power and back more efficiently and seamlessly. This system allows the Ford Fusion Hybrid to operate longer at higher speeds in the electric mode.
The hybrid vehicle can operate up to 47 mph in the pure electric mode. Plus, the city driving range on a single tank of gas is expected to be more than 700 miles. Ford recently drove the Fusion for more than 1,400 miles on one tank of gas while using driving techniques to conserve fuel.
Consumers have the option of the inline four-cylinder or V-6 engine. The standard Fusion S model equipped with Ford’s new 2.5-liter I-4 engine. It is expected to deliver at least a 6 mpg improvement versus its 2009 model. The engine offers 175 hp and 172 ft.-lbs. of torque.
While the previous Ford model only offered a five-speed transmission, the 2010 model has a six-speed lineup, which is available with either a manual or automatic transmission. The additional gear on the I-4 provides better drivability and gas savings. The gear ratios allow the automobile to have a higher performing shift schedule.
If you want more power, Ford offers the Duratec30 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which delivers 240 horsepower and 222 ft.,-lbs of torque. The 3.0-liter engine is flex fuel-capable and can run on E-85 ethanol, which also delivers up to 250 horsepower. For maximum performance, the Fusion Sport features a 3.5-liter V6 that has 263 horsepower and 249 ft-lbs of torque and runs on standard unleaded fuel.
The 2010 Fusion now comes equipped with Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system on 2.5- and 3.0-liter models. The system is designed to improve driving dynamics of the car while delivering greater fuel economy because the steering system is operated by the electrical system rather than the engine. In addition to improvements in the steering, handling and improved brake pedal feel, the automobile also reduced wind and road noise.
The vehicle has enhanced electronic throttle control that reduces airflow on shutdowns. It also reduces fuel consumption on restarts. The Ford Hybrid has wide-band lambda sensors that analyze the air-fuel ratio and will adjust the lean/rich mixture accordingly to keep the system in balance and to minimize emissions. Ford also added a variable voltage converter to boost voltage to the traction battery to operate the motor and generator more efficiently.
The hybrid uses a smaller and lighter nickel-metal hydride battery to produce 20 percent more power. Improved chemistry allows the battery to be run at a higher temperature, and it is cooled using cabin air. It is also equipped with a new high-efficiency converter to provide 14 percent increased output to accommodate a wider array of vehicle features.
Another feature is the smarter climate control system that monitors cabin temperature and only runs the gas engine as needed. It is used to heat the cabin and includes an electric air conditioning compressor to further minimize engine use. This system increases the fuel efficiency on the automobile.
The regenerative brake system captures the energy normally lost through friction in braking and stores it. About 94 percent energy recovery is achieved by first delivering full regenerative braking followed by friction brakes during city driving. A simulator brake actuation system dictates brake actuation and delivers improved brake pedal feel in comparison to the previous generation braking system.
SmartGauge with EcoGuide has two, high-resolution, full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) screens on either side of the analog speedometer. It can be configured to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, average and instant miles per gallon. There is also a tutorial mode build into the display which can assist drivers to learn about the instrument cluster.
The data screens include Inform, Enlighten, Engage, and Empower. All levels can show instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, what gear the car is in and trip data (trip fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty). The engine coolant temperature indicator turns green when engine conditions are warm enough to allow engine pull-down.
Overall, this is a good fuel-efficient car that delivers comfort. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid price is very competitive and stands proud as an automobile built by an American company.