Pros Incredible mileage and car. Mileage for me has always exceeded EPA rating. Car is very well built and so far has far exceeded my expectations for a Ford or US auto manufacture. Can say enough positives about the car.
Cons None really.. just a minor wish list: Like the auto-parallel park feature on some Lincoln products. Minor issue with my Fusion Hybrid and Sirus Radio interface and random characters on the display. Ford is replacing the radio to resolve.
Summary My vehicle is the Ford version of the Milan.. the 2010 Fusion Hybrid. Car rides and handles better than my 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid I traded off. Mileage is every bit equal if not better than the Honda while being larger and providing much more comfort.
FYI - I consistently achieve well above the EPA rating for the car. Typical mileage I see with combined city/hwy driving is 43+ MPG. The best mostly highway driving MPG I've seen so far has been 48.7 MPG with true highway speeds of 65-70MPH. I have also driven the car across town and back under only electric power a couple of times.. though that situation is rare.
Ford's claim of being able to drive the car up to 47MPH under only electric power are very true.. I do this regularly.
Three minor wishes that would have been great to have are:
1.) Ability to accelerate from a dead start more briskly under electric power only. Currently unless there are not cars behind you.. acceleration as is typical by most drivers ends up requiring the gas engine to kick in. Ashame since in city driving once you get to speed of 30MPH its no longer needed and shuts off. Personally I hoping someone comes up with a 3rd party hack that will allow better off the line acceleration under electric power only. If that happens I have to believe that mileage will increase even more.
2.) Related to the Sync it would be great if the system had better full support for more cell phones. My Nokia E71 seems to have as good or better connectivity as any other phone on the compatibility list for Sync.. but ironically there is not a single cell phone on the compatibility list that all features function. One feature that I truly wish was function is displaying and reading text messages or emails received on the cell phone.
3.) Final Techy wish at this point is: I wish Sync would allow for either a tethered via USB cable or Bluetooth to a cell phone for use as a display for Internet connectivity that exists on a customers cell phone. To that end some type of qwerty keyboard would also be nice. Pop-out from dash or on screen. To that end might as well also include a basic web browser.. preferably FireFox.
If you haven't guessed.. Yes I'm maybe a little more techy than the average consumer.
The Sync setup with Navigation and Sirius is incredible. Initially I didn't think I would really like Sirius or Travel Link but have found that I wouldn't be without it. I'm sure that's why its FREE for the first 6-months.
Back to the core vehicle..
Absolutely happy with the car.. and would not hesitate to purchase another Ford product. Fit finish..overall quality is absolutely as Ford claims.. is truly better than the imports. Absolutely better than my Honda that I traded in.
FYI - The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid I purchased new.. and traded in on a 2010 Ford Fusion.. Well with 36K miles on it and four sets of times later (8-tires) Honda could still not resolve a severe tire wear issue even though the car had the latest updates that were to resolve the issue. My last contact with my Honda dealer about this issue was that Honda acknowledged not knowing how to resolve the issue and was refusing to replace any future tires even though the problem was related to the vehicle not poor tire care or rotation. Enough said here.. My reason for looking to Ford and other alternative high MPG vehicles.
Pros Quiet and responsive. It is fun to drive and it is roomy. I have had the mercury Milan Hybrid for about a month and have zreo complains about the car.
Cons Because of the batter pack the trunk is smaller than the non-hyrbid versions.
Summary Great American engineering (built im Mexico). Great quality control. A fun car to drive.
Pros If you just want to show-off your green credentials, look somewhere else, but if you don't want to give up the pleasure of driving for the sake of fuel economy then this is the best choice out there.
Cons Navigation comes with a steep price as it's part of a high tech package and one may or may not care for the other components of the package.
Summary Take it for a spin to properly compare against the Japanese cars.
Pros Great tech, nice to see Ford continues embracing hybrids.
Cons If this thing looked like the Prius, I'd run to the dealer, even though I have never considered a Big Three car before. But it's a sedan, it's "bluh" and and it looks like your father's Oldsmobile.
Summary Sadly, despite the great technology, a total miss for Ford. When will you guys stop designing by committee?
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