Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan Hybrids
Anyone looking for significantly increased fuel efficiency that doesn’t involve making many compromises should give Ford’s new pair of mid-size hybrid sedans a closer look. Whether dressed in bolder Ford styling or more conservative Mercury sheetmetal, Ford’s hybrid system works very well, with smooth transitions between electric and engine power, and equally impressive integration of the regenerative and conventional braking systems.
To top it off, fuel efficiency is the real deal. Over several hundred miles of mixed driving we averaged between 38 and 39 mpg, and with a little bit of hypermiling 40+ mpg is easily achievable. To encourage frugal driving, Ford offers its SmartGuage cluster with EcoGuide, which consists of LCD displays on each side of the speedometer that display such things as battery charge/discharge levels, instant fuel economy, and fuel economy history.
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