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Had our Fusion Hybrid 2013 for over a year now. Recently got a check for about $800 from Ford to compensate for the inflated mpg numbers - 47/47 mpg is now replaced with 44/41. Now, I new it was not 47/47 when I was buying it, but liked it as is, so the check is a bonus for me. I still like it. Below are some MPG numbers etc.
My average for city driving in warm summer weather is 47 mpg and above. It is a matter of learning how the car saves most gas, and it is not just going slowly. It is best to accelerate normally to cruise speed using engine, which is simultaneously recharging the battery, and then just cruise to the next light on electric. Braking should be just smooth enough to let the "regenerative" to get 100% energy back, in city that alone gives you ~10% saving. City with some smooth hills is actually best for it. My wife used to get only ~40 mpg in a city, but now that she learned how to drive she gets the same high mpg as me. And that did not make her travel times longer.
For highway, when driving without traffic, do not expect more than ~41 mpg at 60 mph, though that would go a little up if there are some smooth hills and the car would switch to electric more often. With traffic, however setting on adaptive cruise with the shortest distance between cars (0.9 seconds) you get from 45 to more than 50 mpg, depending on the size of the car in front of you. The adaptive cruise is really good in reaction time when the car in front breaks - it breaks instantly with necessary hardness keeping the 0.9 seconds distance. On highways with traffic I easily get 45 mpg and above. Last weekend had 48 mpg taking highway with some interstate to the beach, about 250 miles round trip, moderate traffic.
For interstate at 70-85 mph expect 38-34 mpg on an empty road. Again, using adaptive cruise and hiding behind traffic will get you over 40 mpg, once with rather heavy truck traffic I had 49 mpg on a 250 mile interstate round trip. In Chicago traffic, for example, I usually have 45-50 mpg on highways and interstates, all the same...
My current average for this summer driving is 44.5 mpg, it goes up when in the city, and drops on interstate, total driving distance was few thousand miles.
Winter time - due to the fact that heating runs using engine heat, the city numbers drop by ~5-10 mpgs with short 5-10 minutes trips to work and back, as engine runs constantly for first minutes to get heat.
There is only one big disappointment: the GPS navigation program really sucks. First, it has no option to enter the coordinates - which is a must for any hiker. Second, sometimes you cannot change the state, since it only shows one current state in the list. Turning car on and off sometimes helps (like restarting windows). Typing some distant POI - like Warren Dunes (state park in Michigan) when being in Indiana - results in zero findings - even though POI is on its map. Typing in a small city name even in current state will be often impossible as it only gets you use letters, which lead to something matching in its "brain", and that particular city is, for some reason, is not there. Again - if you know where it is you can still browse the map directly (the city is actually there!) and select a point on the map as a destination. Anyway - I use my android phone for navigation, it is easier.
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