The popular mid-size sedan is closing to the end of its production. Along with standard gasoline model, hybrid versions will be discontinued soon. Still, the current generation will carry on for another year or two, which indicates that the 2020 Ford Fusion Energi will come, though without bigger changes. This is a plug-in hybrid version of the popular sedan, which comes with a relatively large battery package and offers all-electric model as well. For the next year, we probably won’t see bigger changes. It will continue in the same way, featuring familiar design and specs.
- Upscale interior
- Lots of standard equipment
- User-friendly tech features
- Good fuel economy
- Tight cargo area
- Short all-electric range
- Weak acceleration
This aspect of the 2020 Ford Fusion Energi definitely won’t feature bigger changes. The current version is getting close to its end so there is no need for bigger changes. So, count on a familiar shape and styling, based on the company’s new kinetic design language. Practically, there are no differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid version in terms of styling. Of course, there are some distinctive details but overall, two models are pretty much the same. On the other side, this one weighs more. Due to a larger battery pack, you can count on additional pounds, which have a bad effect on the vehicle’s athleticism and overall driving characteristics.
The interior design is definitely one of the strongest points of this sedan. Refined and practical cabin is fulfilled with a very long list of standard equipment, much longer compared to the Fusion Hybrid. The 2020 Ford Fusion Energi should continue in the same way, possibly with a few more standard features on the list. On the other side, a big disadvantage is cargo area. Due to a battery pack, you can count on only 8.2 cubic feet behind rear seats.
When it comes to powertrain, the 2020 Ford Fusion Energi comes with the same setup as its conventional hybrid sibling. It is a system based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, with a combined output of 188 horsepower. However, this one comes with a significantly larger battery pack. Therefore, all-electric model is included as well. Still, this sedan features one of the shortest all-electric ranges in the class, of only 25 miles. On the other side, fuel economy is pretty good. It goes around 42 mpg in a combined ride. The battery needs around 7 hours to recharge, 2.5 with fast-charging option.
2020 Ford Fusion Energi Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2020 Ford Fusion Energi late in the next year. Price should remain pretty much the same as for the current model, which goes around $36,500.