Which 2019 Ford Fusion Model Has Better Fuel Economy for the Central CA Drive?

That can be a loaded question for any driver. Number-crunching's one thing. The driving you do -- short trips across Interstate 580 or up 680 North, longer ones across CA-84 West, and so on -- is another. Not to worry, though; our Livermore, CA Ford dealership's experts are on it. Take a look at the powertrain options available in the new Ford Fusion, and finding the answer ought to become a lot easier.

A gas Fusion model is the right choice if you need an extra mile for everyday travel. In S, SE, SEL Titanium, and V6 Sport trims, there's even an option for drivers of all stripes, high-efficiency to performance-enthusiast. Engines span a wide gamut between iVCT and EcoBoost and I4 and V6 cylinder formats. Paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, you can expect great mileage -- by EPA estimates, up to 23 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined.

Fusion Hybrid models, on the other hand, are great for longer-distance commutes, frequent driving, and more active lifestyles prone to take road trips. Each trim, from SE and SEL to Titanium, features an economical trio: an electric motor, a 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, and a gas engine. Factor in an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, also known as an eCVT, and in FWD, you can achieve up to 43 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 42 mpg combined, according to the EPA. The result: a long-haul 588-mile driving range.

The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, coming only in Titanium trim, however, is the model you'll want to go with if you're fuel budget-minded, eco-conscious, an extended vacationer, or just driving long distances for work or play. It runs on both gas and electricity like Fusion Hybrid, and it has an eCVT. But, there are two features that make the car distinctive. One, the plug option: on a fully charged 9.0-kWh lithium-ion battery, you can run on electric power only for up to a whopping 26 miles. That's a great way to save gas money on shorter trips. The other: an amazing 109 mpge in the city, 97 mpge down the highway, and 103 combined mpge, according to EPA estimation, the result of which is a class-competitive driving range of 610 miles total.

There's even more under the hood and in-cabin in the 2019 Ford Fusion, and your experience is right around the corner here ta our 2266 Kittyhawk Road showroom in Livermore, CA. Call us or drop in to schedule a test drive, and we'll show you!

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