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Rankings & Research

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranked #10 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Ford Fusion Hybrid has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.3

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.1
Safety: TBD
Reliability:
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2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks in the middle of our midsize car rankings. It delivers solid handling for a sedan and offers a relatively upscale interior, but it has below-average cargo space and underwhelming engine power. 

Pros & Cons

  • Well-appointed interior
  • Spacious, comfortable seats
  • Handles well
  • Feels sluggish at higher speeds
  • Below-average trunk space

New for 2019

  • Revamped trim lineup
  • Newly standard suite of driver assistance features
  • Shuffled feature availability between trims

Is the Ford Fusion Hybrid a Good Car?

Yes, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a good car. While the powertrain may not wow, this Ford handles better than many midsize cars. Climb inside, and you'll find a well-appointed cabin with two rows of spacious and supportive seats. The features list includes several standard driver assistance technologies and a user-friendly infotainment system, but trunk space is lacking.

Should I Buy the Ford Fusion Hybrid?

The Fusion Hybrid makes a good choice for many midsize-car shoppers. In addition to the reasons listed above, its starting price is competitive with other midsize sedans. Usually, hybrids are considerably more expensive than nonhybrids in the same class. Still, you may want to check out other options, such as the Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Ford Fusion Hybrid?

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid belongs to a generation that began with the 2013 model year. The new model has a revamped trim lineup and several new standard driver assistance features, including lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.

You can potentially save thousands of dollars by shopping for a used model, though you may miss out on some of the 2019's newer features. If you are interested in a used model, check out our reviews of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and head to our Used Car Deals page to learn about the savings and discounts you can find on used cars.

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We Did the Research for You: 36 Reviews Analyzed

Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. We combine the opinions of the automotive press with quantifiable data like crash test results and reliability ratings to form a complete picture of every vehicle we rank.

This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current Fusion Hybrid generation, which runs from 2013 to 2019.

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How Much Does the Ford Fusion Hybrid Cost?

The Fusion Hybrid's starting price is around $27,500. That's competitively priced for a hybrid midsize car, and it's not too much more than some nonhybrid competitors. The highest trim, the Fusion Hybrid Titanium, starts at around $34,500, which is less than the cost of many midsize cars' top trims.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Ford Fusion Hybrid or Honda Accord Hybrid?

The Honda Accord Hybrid gets better fuel economy than the Fusion Hybrid, and it delivers a similarly comfortable ride. The Honda can't match the Ford for handling, however. Inside, the Accord Hybrid has some of the best rear seats in the class, and it has more trunk space than the Fusion Hybrid. These are both good cars, but the Accord Hybrid is the better choice.

Which Is Better: Ford Fusion Hybrid or Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The Toyota Camry Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid have a lot in common, including easy-to-use infotainment features, a spacious cabin, and a smooth ride. The Camry is more powerful, but the Fusion handles better. However, the Camry gets much better fuel economy. Both cars are good, but the Toyota is better.

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Fusion Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the Fusion Hybrid Seat?

This Ford sedan seats five people. Both rows of seats are supportive and comfortable with a good amount of space. The sloping roofline, however, slightly cuts into the driver's rearward visibility.

Fusion Hybrid and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats. The system earned the second-lowest rating of Marginal for ease of use from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Fusion Hybrid Interior Quality

Inside, the Fusion Hybrid pairs a stylish look with high-quality materials. There are nicer cabins in the class, but you won't complain about this Ford's upscale interior.

Fusion Hybrid Cargo Space

Most midsize cars, including other hybrids, offer more trunk space than the Fusion Hybrid's 12 cubic feet of room. On the bright side, that's still enough space for a few sets of golf clubs or about 10 grocery bags.

Fusion Hybrid Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features in the Ford Fusion Hybrid include Ford's MyKey (which lets you set speed and audio volume parameters for other drivers of your car), a nine-speaker sound system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and navigation. Available features include a moonroof, an 11-speaker premium audio system, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, satellite radio, and HD Radio.

The hub of the Fusion Hybrid's technology is the user-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system. It's got everything you could ask for: easy-to-see buttons on the touch screen, intuitive menu layouts, and short response times.

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Fusion Hybrid Performance

Fusion Hybrid Engine: Better in the City

Driving around town, the Fusion Hybrid's 188-horsepower powertrain does just fine and provides decent pickup. However, it feels slow when you try to open up the throttle for things like highway merging and passing.

Fusion Hybrid Gas Mileage: Not the Best but Still Good

The Fusion Hybrid gets 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Those are better ratings than any nonhybrid midsize sedan by a considerable margin. They're on par with several hybrid competitors as well (including the Kia Optima Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid), though they trail a few midsize hybrids' ratings, such as the Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Fusion Hybrid Ride and Handling: Surprisingly Sporty

Don't expect it to behave like a sports car, but the Fusion Hybrid will challenge any preconceived notions you have about hybrids handling poorly. It's capable and composed, and it delivers a smooth ride to boot.

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Fusion Hybrid Reliability

Is the Ford Fusion Hybrid Reliable?

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Warranty

Ford backs the Fusion Hybrid with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Certain hybrid powertrain components are covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. 

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Fusion Hybrid Safety

Fusion Hybrid Crash Test Results

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid earned an overall safety rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fusion Hybrid Safety Features

Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera and the new-for-2019 Ford Co-Pilot360, which is a suite of advanced safety features that includes lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.

Available features include rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic parking assist.

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Which Ford Fusion Hybrid Model Is Right for Me?

For 2019, Ford streamlines the Fusion Hybrid's lineup into three trims. Ford drops the Fusion S and Fusion Platinum trims (formerly the highest) from the lineup, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid SEL makes its debut, slotting between the SE and Titanium trims. We cover the nonhybrid Ford Fusion and plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi in separate reviews.

All Fusion Hybrid models feature front-wheel drive and a 188-horsepower powertrain comprising a four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The base SE trim should be fine for most people, as it comes with a robust features list. If you want a few more luxury features, like heated seats and partial leather upholstery, step up to the SEL trim.

Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

The Fusion Hybrid SE carries a starting price of $27,555. It comes standard with Ford's MyKey, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen.

Ford Fusion Hybrid SEL

The Fusion Hybrid SEL joins the lineup for the 2019 model year and starts at $31,520. In addition to the lower trim's features, the SEL comes with partial leather upholstery, heated front seats, remote start, and voice-activated navigation.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

The Fusion Hybrid Titanium model starts at $34,485. It adds a moonroof, front sport seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD Radio, rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid holds its own in the competitive midsize car class. The Fusion Hybrid's primary strengths are its upscale cabin and surprisingly agile handling. With many more positive attributes and few negatives, the Fusion Hybrid makes a solid choice for midsize-sedan shoppers.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "The current-generation Fusion Hybrid has been around for a while, but Ford has been updating it throughout its life cycle to keep it fresh. Standard on every Fusion Hybrid is Ford's excellent Sync 3 infotainment system. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and is intuitive and easy to use. Slight exterior restyling this year also helps differentiate 2019 models from previous Fusion Hybrids. It's true that some other rival hybrid sedans post slightly higher fuel economy. The Accord Hybrid, for example, gets 47 mpg. As a total package, though, the Fusion Hybrid continues to be one of the best." -- Edmunds
  • "The Fusion hybrids aren't the most efficient or cargo-friendly in their classes, but they drive well and boast attractive looks in a sedan body style. At the right price, they might just make sense." -- Motor Trend (2017)
  • "While many hybrid-sedan shoppers may automatically go to Toyota because of that brand's pioneering reputation with such powertrains, they'll be doing themselves a disservice if they don't first consider the alternatives. The Fusion's superior refinement and attractive design make a strong argument." -- Car and Driver (2017)
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