Fusion Hybrid Trunk Space

May 10th, 2009 by Potato

A quick update on the Ford Fusion Hybrid: a review in USA Today puts the trunk space at 11.8 cubic feet, vs the nearly 16.5 cu ft listed on Ford.ca. That’s much more believable, and yet is still a bit of an improvement over the Toyota Camry Hybrid (10.6) and Honda Civic Hybrid (10.2). It’s still shy of the Prius (16 cu.ft. for 2009, should be 16.5 for 2010) and Insight (15.9 cu.ft.), but that’s the magic of hatchbacks!

Also, if you haven’t heard, Ford got a hypermiler behind the wheel of a Fusion hybrid and held a “thousand mile challenge” — to try to get 1000 miles on a tank of gas. Well, with Wayne behind the wheel they actually managed to take the car over 1400 miles, which translates to a fuel economy of roughly 3 L/100 km. That’s damned respectable, no matter that it won’t really reflect the real-world performance.

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