The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan is just about everything you would want in a hybrid, and it's priced right. The exterior offers a classic style, yet the ride is a little sportier than you might expect. One of the biggest changes for the model year is making their MyKey feature standard. For those who are not familiar with the MyKey feature, it allows parents to set maximum speed and stereo volume control for their teenage drivers.
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This hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, which is paired up with a nickel-metal hydride battery and electric motor to deliver 191 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds is certainly not bad at all, considering the size of the engine. What most people notice is that the Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan pretty much drives the same as the regular Fusion. While you would expect there to be noticeable differences while you are behind the wheel, there really isn't. It has a little pep for passing and handles turns beautifully. With its small turning circle, you can choose the premium parking spaces that other cars have a hard time getting into! The ride is surprisingly smooth, thanks the four-wheel independent suspension, which allows a bump that one tire hits to not affect the other three.
The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid is certainly a vehicle that has been built with safety in mind, which is why it is one of the most preferred family sedans. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the vehicle a "Good" rating for frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, and it can come to a complete stop from 60 mph in 130 feet, which is decent. This is a vehicle that is loaded with safety features to offer peace-of-mind on the road. So whether you are hauling children, pets or your friends, you can feel confident that you are pretty well protected. A few of the standard features to appreciate include anti-lock brakes, airbags in all the right places, child seat anchors, rear door safety locks, engine immobilizer, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, stability and traction control, post-collision safety system and an emergency interior truck release.
All in all, it is hard to find fault with the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan. If you don't mind the simple style and somewhat boring interior, you really can't go wrong. It handles and rides well while delivering great gas mileage. What more could you ask for in a sedan?