Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 2:47 PM
You are in the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrid
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Ford Fusion, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#35 of 130 Re: 2013 Fusion Hybrid [moviefan]
Dec 12, 2012 (4:46 am)
Hi, In my '12 Toyota Camry Hybrid I can drive at 40-45 miles an hour on a level surface in EV mode for a mile or so. Can the FFH be driven up to 62 miles and hour in EV mode as Ford claims and how far can it be driven like that if so? Previous to owning my first hybrid I didn't think driving in EV was possible past say 25mph or so.
#36 of 130 Re: Warrantee [b25nut]
Dec 12, 2012 (8:31 am)
Just picked up my 2013 Ford Fusion S last night, and purchased 6 year/48,000 mile warrantee for $779. I feel very good about it, although the car feels very well made.
#37 of 130 Re: EV Mode and Temperature
Dec 12, 2012 (12:06 pm)
On a level freeway, my FFH will go a little over a mile on EV mode at 62 mph. 63 mph kicks in the ICE, unless I'm going slightly downhill, where I've seen a few seconds at 64 mph on EV.
DrDad: I think the current cold weather is having a significant effect on MPG. Even if the battery is fully charged, the ICE will run just to keep the whole system warm. I decided this morning not to constantly monitor it for a while. Even if I don't baby it, I'm still getting more than twice the MPG of my previous car, so I'm going to just enjoy the Fusion driving experience and drive as I did before, usually as the leader of the pack. I was starting to irritate my wife a little anyway. She prefers getting places in close to the shortest amount of time. It's not like I can't afford to buy an additional gallon or two of gas a week.
#38 of 130 Re: EV Mode and Temperature [b25nut]
Dec 12, 2012 (5:46 pm)
I absolutely agree with you. I spent some quality time in traffic tonight and concluded that while i'm only getting about 38 mpg, I am not burning one drop of gas while creeping along at 2 mph, and it's almost double of what I was previously getting. Add in the fact the FFH is a fantastic driving car with great looking sheet metal and great features for under $35k, I really shouldn't be complaining.
#39 of 130 Re: 2013 Fusion Hybrid [gened1]
Dec 12, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Yes. I have gotten it up to about 65 mph in EV mode on a long downhill and it will hold 60 mph on a level road just like b25nut said.
#40 of 130 Re: How much to pay? [nate99]
Dec 14, 2012 (3:44 pm)
If you are a CostCo member, try out their auto-buyers program. I was able to get a quote for my FFH that was about $1500 lower than any other dealer would offer. In fact, most of them were totally unwilling to move off of sticker, other than Ford's $500 incentive, so having the CostCo quote might even give you some leverage when haggling with other dealers.
Dec 14, 2012 (7:54 pm)
This past week, I was only getting about 37 mpg on my usual stop-start heavy traffic commute of 15 miles. Today, I made a stop at friend's house which took me out if traffic and on a 45 mile trip. When I pulled in the garage, the trip mpg said 44, which is in the ballpark of the EPA rating. I would consider this city driving since it was two lane roads and the top speed was 55, but mostly around 30-45. Even more evidence of a significant penalty for heavy traffic conditions, no doubt due to the number of acceleration cycles.
#42 of 130 Re: How much to pay? [src6]
Dec 14, 2012 (8:03 pm)
I checked into the Costco thing. I don't remember how much I would ultimately save off sticker. I don't belong and didn't feel like signing up just to buy a car.
But I've been asking various dealers in my area to give me their best offer and the best one I got was at invoice (plus the $500 rebate, so really $500 under invoice, I guess). Not too bad, right?
#43 of 130 Re: Mpg report [drdad314]
Dec 14, 2012 (9:05 pm)
Makes no sense. Isn't that the epitome of "city driving"? You would think you'd get better mpg in that stop and go environment. Thanks for the info...
#44 of 130 Adaptive cruise control/colllision avoidance
Dec 15, 2012 (8:36 am)
Can someone tell me how the adaptive cruise control/collision avoidance works and if it is practical? I am considering a FFH because the Camry hybrid doesn't have this feature. I drive in stop and go traffic often and hate it when I'm too slow in noticing the car in front of me slowing down quickly and therefore have to hit the brakes hard.
I drive very conscientious but there are times when I just don't notice something right away. I figure having something help me drive would be a great tool. On the other hand, if it's not practical or useful in a real world situation then I obviously don't want it.
Has anyone experienced this feature and can you see yourself using it everyday, esp in traffic?