The fuel ratings for the 2013 Ford Fusion are out, or are they? While the EPA posted their official fuel economy numbers for the front wheel drive, all wheel drive and hybrid versions of the Fusion, they were just as quickly taken back down. These numbers made their brief appearance at the FuelEconomy.gov website. They were quickly snatched by Car and Driver before they did their disappearing act, but we have to wonder if they were taken down due to an inaccurate number, or are these really the numbers that drivers can expect to get from their new 2013 Ford Fusion model?
We have to believe the figures that mysteriously showed up and vanished have to be at least somewhat close to what drivers can actually look forward to, and as you know “your mileage may vary,” so they should be at least a good general number to keep in mind if you are shopping for a new Fusion.
What they got was the conventional Fusion powertrains are rated at 25 city and 37 highway miles per gallon when mated with the six speed manual four wheel drive that gets 179 horsepower out of a 1.6 liter EcoBoost motor. The automatic version for this same configuration is said to get 23 city and 36 highway miles per gallon.
If you opt away from the turbocharger, you can expect 170 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter that will give you 22 city and 34 highway mpg, but get this, the more powerful 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder will still give you 22 city and 33 highway, unless you want the all wheel drive version and that will drop 2 of the highway miles per gallon down to 31 highway, and still 22 city.
If you really want the gas mileage, opt for the hybrid. The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid will get 47 city and 47 highway.
Source Car and Driver