USA Today and Car and Driver reviewed the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid and raved about its driving performance, claiming it's better than any other hybrid car.
That's all well and good, but then they say things like "Nothing about the leather-lined test car, optioned up from its $27,995 base price to $32,555, seemed economy minded except for the mileage readings. On that score, the Fusion topped the others, turning in a 34-mpg score card for the overall 300-mile test run."
34 mpg is economy minded? I mean sure it's a lot better than the 25 mpg standard 2009 Fusion, but that's not even in the same league as the Prius and Civic hybrids. It's not really fair to compare the driving performance of a performance hybrid (which sacrifices economy for power) and an economy hybrid.
But these reviews perferred the Focus hybrid to the Camry and Altima hybrids, and that is a fair comparison. Still, I'd like to see Ford come out with a car that can do at least 40 mpg. This is barely even an upgrade from the 30+ mpg For Escape hybrid.