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The last time I drove a Ford Fusion Hybrid was about two years ago, I managed to eek out 1,144km from the gas tank until the fuel well ran completely dry, which left me having to push it up hill to a gas station. Fun times! That worked out to an average of 5.4L/100km of the course of the drive, which is not bad at all considering the size of the car.

But two years is a long time these days, with advancements in technologies (direct injection, Lithium battery Hybrids and better aerodynamics). So, does the Fusion still impress in 2011? And can I once again suck the tank dry and achieve fuel economy better than the government rating?

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My tester is nearly fully loaded. It is not equipped with leather, but does have the navigation, moon roof and vision packages which add and upgraded stereo and parking sensors, rearview camera. The base price is currently $34,199 with a delivery allowance of $4,000, which makes this vehicle very appealing. My tester, though, adds another $4,600 in options, bringing the total (before discounts) to $38,799 (or $34,799 with discounts).

I also noted last time I drove the Fusion Hybrid how quiet the vehicle was; at the time it had to be one of the quietest I had driven. I didn’t actually pick up the vehicle today (it was ready for me in my driveway when I returned home) so I cannot yet comment.

I seem to be on a fuel economy kick in recent weeks, so I’ll be having some fun trying to eek every last kilometre out of this hybrid this week. My mostly highway commute may not be the most ideal playground for a hybrid, but I guess we’ll see!

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $38,799

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