2013 @FordFusion #energi #review
So I recently drove this beast of a car that I cannot stop thinking about. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. Sound familiar? You may have read my review of the Ford Fusion launch party that was held in Montreal last year. Or you may have seen the video I did of the Ford Fusion Hybrid this past winter. Well, this time I switched things up a little. I plugged IN the Ford Fusion Energi and I LOVED it. I cannot explain how neat it was to plug my car into my garage. It felt just as cool as it sounds.
I’ve blogged about the Ford Fusion before however to drive a car that spends the night plugged into my garage was a first.
I do my fair bit of driving around with the kids, to meetings, running errands and so on. I was shocked when I drove more than I normally would and only used a QUARTER tank of gas.
This vehicle is a serious head turner. I had people checking it out everywhere I went. My kids loved the race car appeal to it whereas I loved the fuel efficiency and how smooth it handled. The Mr. loved how much money I saved!
It has a fair bit of trunk space, enough to transport all our donations for the inaugural CanadianMomEh Food drive.
There is something futuristic about plugging in your car before bed and finding it fully charged by morning. While reviewing the vehicle I had the unfortunate experience of being stuck in traffic for three hours. Normally I’d be concerned over how much gas I’d be burning however hybrids work differently. It combines a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor with a gasoline engine so pressing the brakes actually helps to recharge the vehicle. Contrary to regular cars, you’re actually saving gas, not losing it by the constant stop and go movements. I was sure I would have used up a significant amount of fuel by the time I was out of traffic, however I was pleasantly surprised at how little I used.
For those of you who are regulars here at CanadianMomEh, you know how much I love the backup camera and Active Park Assist. Have a look at my Ford Escape video here.
Sync with MyFord Touch was also great as always and worked like a charm. I found it easier to use in the Fusion than in other Ford vehicles I’ve driven.
Overall it’s one hot ride that packs a punch on the roads but takes it easy at the pumps. Electric is the way of the future. The Ford Fusion Energi definitely gets the CanadianMomEh two thumbs up.