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The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks in the middle of the hybrid and electric car class. It boasts sporty handling and straightforward infotainment controls, but it struggles to match the fuel economy and overall practicality of its rivals.

a car parked on the side of a road: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid © Ford Motor Company 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid is ranked:

  • #8 in 2019 Hybrid and Electric Cars
  • #32 in Used Hybrid Cars $20K and up

Is the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid a Good Used Car?

Yes, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid is a good sedan. Sporty handling, quick off-the-line acceleration, a classy cabin, and an intuitive infotainment system are among its strength's. The Fusion Hybrid also has lots of standard driver-assist technologies. When it comes to cargo space and gas mileage, however, this Ford also trails many rivals in our hybrid and electric car rankings.

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Ford offers the Fusion in two other variants: The gas-powered Ford Fusion and the plug-in hybrid Ford Fusion Energi. We review both models separately.

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How Much Does the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Cost to Own?

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $21,204, or $4,241 per year. That’s a little below average for the class.

2018 vs. 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid: What's the Difference?

Ford made a few big updates to the 2019 Fusion Hybrid, including simplifying its trim levels and adding the previously available Ford Co-Pilot 360 safety suite to the standard equipment list. That said, these features are available in older models as well.

Here are some of the key changes made over the last few years:

If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2016 Fusion Hybrid, 2017 Fusion Hybrid, and 2018 Fusion Hybrid reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid: What You Need to Know

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How Reliable Is the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid?

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid has a predicted reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average.

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Which Used Ford Fusion Hybrid Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Titanium. All three Ford models have the same 2.0-liter gas engine and an electric motor. The base Fusion SE is equipped with lots of tech and safety features, making it a great choice for many shoppers.

We review the nonhybrid Ford Fusion and the plug-in-hybrid Fusion Energi separately.

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How Safe Is the Fusion Hybrid?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Fusion Hybrid an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the side crash test and four stars in frontal crash and rollover tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Fusion Hybrid the lowest rating of Poor for how well its headlights illuminate the road ahead.

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  2018 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: What You Need to Know The 2018 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid places in the middle of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. It has a potent powertrain, composed handling, and a rich interior. However, the Cayenne's high ownership costs keep it from taking a top spot in this segment. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is ranked: #4 in 2018 Hybrid SUVs #17 in Used Hybrid SUVs $30K and up Is the 2018 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid a Good Used SUV? The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is a fine option in the used hybrid and electric SUV class. This plug-in hybrid offers a good blend of luxury, comfort, and performance.

The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. It gave this Ford the highest rating of Superior for its standard front crash prevention system.

Standard advanced safety features:

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2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid?

The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is a great hybrid vehicle. Compared to the Ford, the Honda has a larger trunk and better fuel economy estimates, as well as a stronger powertrain and a roomier cabin. The Fusion is more fun to drive, and it has lower select ownership costs, but in most other respects, the Honda is the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a top pick in our hybrid and electric car rankings, and it’s a much better vehicle than the Fusion Hybrid. The Toyota earned a top-notch safety score, and it has a higher predicted reliability rating. Unlike most hybrids, the Camry’s battery pack doesn’t impede on trunk space, and it has more room for your stuff than the Fusion Hybrid. On top of that, the Camry Hybrid gets better mpg ratings. The Fusion Hybrid offers sportier driving dynamics, but that’s not enough for us to recommend it over the Toyota.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi: What You Need to Know

  2017 Ford C-Max Energi: What You Need to Know The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi ranks in the bottom half of its class, mostly because of its subpar safety and predicted reliability ratings. On the plus side, it has admirable performance for a hybrid. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi is ranked: #18 in 2017 Hybrid Cars #33 in 2017 Hatchbacks #34 in Used Hybrid Cars $15K to $20K #84 in Used Hatchbacks $15K and up Is the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi a Good Used Car? The 2017 C-Max Energi is a so-so used wagon. It's a plug-in hybrid, which means it can go for short distances on only electric power. Its drivetrain also has plenty of torque for quick off-the-line acceleration.

Which Is Better: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2019 Ford Fusion?

The 2019 Ford Fusion is a very good midsize car. The gas-only Fusion has a lot in common with the hybrid version, but there are a few notable differences. The Fusion has a larger trunk, and it's available with more engine options, including a twin-turbo V6. On the other hand, the hybrid gets superior fuel economy, and it has more standard features because it starts at a higher trim level.

2019 Fusion Hybrid Performance

How Does the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Drive?

The Fusion Hybrid is not a fast car, but it feels quick when taking off from a stop thanks to the instant torque generated by its electric motor. Transitions between gas and electric power are smooth, and the gas engine is quiet.

Sporty handling helps this Ford tackle turns with confidence, and its ride remains smooth on most pavement. Like many hybrids, the Fusion’s regenerative brakes can feel a bit grabby. If you’re unfamiliar with driving a hybrid, it may take some getting used to.

Does the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Fusion Hybrid sedan gets EPA estimates of 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Those are great figures for a midsize car, but they’re less impressive compared to other hybrids.

2019 Fusion Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Seat?

This Ford seats five people. The seats in both rows are comfortable and supportive, but the sloping roofline hampers rearward visibility a bit. Some critics note that the Fusion comes up short on rear-seat headroom, but not all passengers will have that problem. The Fusion Hybrid’s cabin has plenty of soft-touch surfaces and premium materials.

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How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid?

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. A lower anchor can be borrowed from either side.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this vehicle's LATCH system the second-lowest rating of Marginal, citing lower anchors that are too deep in the seat and difficult to maneuver around.

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Features

Ford's SYNC 3 interface is user-friendly, thanks to its logical menu layout and quick responses. It recognizes smartphonelike swiping or pinch-to-zoom gestures. Clearly labeled buttons flank the touch screen, so it doesn't require too much attention away from the road.

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Dimensions

Ford Fusion Hybrid Cargo Space

This hybrid sedan has a 12-cubic-foot trunk. That’s small for a midsize vehicle, and it trails many competitors in the hybrid and electric car class. The gas-powered Ford Fusion has 16 cubic feet of trunk space, and the plug-in-hybrid Fusion Energi has 8.2 cubic feet of space.

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Length and Weight

Where Was the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Built?

Ford built the 2019 Fusion Hybrid in Mexico.

Read the full 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid review on U.S. News & World Report for more details, photos, specs and prices.

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid .
Pros Smart, practical details Airy cabin Comfortable ride Cons Less cargo space than the non-hybrid Engine can be noisy Not as efficient as RAV4 Hybrid Before a redesigned 2023 CR-V arrives, the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid carries over unchanged. This is the first generation offered with a hybrid in the U.S., serving Honda customers who want a hybrid but may prefer the appeal of an SUV to the Honda Insight and Honda Accord Hybrid sedans. The electrified CR-V competes with other hybrid compact SUVs including the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, and Hyundai Tucson Hybrid.

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