Re: Fusion Hybrid, Yes or No
No. I'd wait.
I'm currently against any of the current hybrids. To me, a true hybrid requires a small engine (.9-1.2L) just large enough to keep a steady charge in the batteries. The batteries should be the sole propulsion and thus will be able to get 60+mpg without breaking a sweat. Using larger engines that help propel the vehicle saves weight, sure, and some cost, but as it stands now, VW has everyone beat with a 0.9L I3 Golf diesel that has a setup that I mentioned. It merely runs to charge the batteries and shuts off. Expected combined mileage is 64USmpg according to the VW press. They're heating things up!
Ford Fusion is a good try, and will sell well for what it is, but I won't buy one.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!