2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers Interactive Feedback

By dancurranjr On June 5th, 2009

2010_ford_fusion_mediumWhile the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is known as the most fuel-efficient midsize car on the market, it has several features for drivers to interact from its dashboard. Ford Motor Company has provided a data screen which can inform the driver on things like its current fuel level and battery charge status. Fusion also comes with a unique trip data system which measures fuel economy and miles left until the tank is empty.

Fusion embraces its new instrument panel with a soft upper and lower skin finish, 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.

The Ford Hybrid also features daytime backlighting with a black lens. When driving the vehicle, you can’t help but to notice the 3D elements which create the high-tech appearance. The blue ambient lighting system illuminates the gauges, front and rear foot wells, and the cup holders.

As far as the mileage goes, it delivers 41 MPG in the city and 36 MPG highway. However, I was more dazzled by the fact that this hybrid automobile can operate at speeds of up to 47 mph solely on its battery. The electric mode provides the Ford car a driving range of up to 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

The interior and seats are one of the first things you’ll notice about this vehicle. Ford made a revision to the seat contour which now offers more side support with smoother bolsters and comfort. The seats also feature contrasting stitching and leather inserts to give the automobile more attitude.

Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) comes equipped in the Fusion. 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 2010 Fusion’s steering, handling and improved brake pedal feel, the automobile also reduced wind noise and road noise.

Overall, the Ford Fusion is a great hybrid car which will save money and time at the pump.


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