Posted Nov 21st 2012 6:01PM
Car and Driver reports the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi will carry an entry price tag of $38,899 before a federal tax credits. That chunk of coin will land you behind the wheel of an SE trim plug-in hybrid, though if you feel like spending a few more pennies, the Fusion Energi Titanium can be had for a few more dollars. Those both offer a combined driveline output of around 188 horsepower and an all-electric range of around 32 kilometeres (20 miles) depending on driving habits and ambient temperature.
Still, Ford may have a hard time convincing buyers to spend their money on the Energi when the (albeit smaller) Chevrolet Volt lands at $42,000, plus destination, and offers 64 kilometres (40 miles) of all-electric range. Throw in the fact that the Fusion Hybrid comes in more than $11,000 cheaper than its plug-in sister, and the argument for the Fusion Energi becomes even thinner.
News Source: Car and Driver