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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Well, last week some people may have thought I was driving a hybrid based on my fuel consumption, but I wasn’t – this week I am, however. The hybrid I have in my driveway is the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and with the fuel economy kick I’ve been on lately I hope it reduces my fuel costs compared to an average week.

When the 2013 Fusion was revealed, everyone was clamouring about how it looked like an Aston Martin. I’ll admit, even I was struck by the beauty and lines when it was first revealed. A few months to a year later and to me it no longer looks like an Aston, or even a Jaguar, but it still is a visually appealing design – no question.

Day by Day Review: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid car test drives hybrids ford daily car reviews
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My tester is the SE trim – the Hybrid starts at $29,999 but options added to my tester such as the Luxury package and Technology package inflate the price by another $5,000 and after Freight and PDI the car comes in at just over $37,000.

But if you are looking for a loaded Hybrid with all the goodies, the Fusion certainly seems to deliver, with features such as blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, cross traffic alert and park assist – yup, this is one Ford that parks itself.

I look forward to sipping fuel slowly this week in the Fusion Hybrid and trying to get close to the controversial Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption ratings.

MSRP as tested (including destination): $37,749

For more information on Ford and the Fusion visit Ford Canada




About James Bergeron

James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. James holds a national FIA race license and actively races and stewards at race events.