The Environment Protection Agency or EPA has finally revealed the official fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Ford Fusion. According to the agency, fuel economy ratings of all the models that were included on the 2013 Ford Fusion lineup have improved and this particular character of each vehicle could possibly boost their individual sales output for this year.
Based on the EPA’s estimation and evaluation, the entry-level version of the 2013 Ford Fusion has achieved the fuel economy ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. Achieving these figures could possibly be considered as one of the entry-level Fusion’s greatest achievement given that this model is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 170 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque.
The power-oriented version of the 2013 Ford Fusion which is powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine mated to the same 6-speed automatic transmission used on the entry-level model has received two sets of ratings. The front-wheel drive variant got rating of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant on the other hand got the ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2013 Ford Fusion which is propelled by the 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission has also achieved higher mileage ratings. The engine which is capable of generating a maximum power output of 179 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque received the EPA-estimated ratings of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway.
The ratings of the latest version of the Fusion which is also powered by the same engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission slightly went down to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon when combined.
Although the 2013 Ford Fusion which is equipped the 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine obtained the highest ratings of all the conventional gas-powered versions that are included on the lineup, these figures still failed to beat or even match the ratings that the 2013 Nissan Altima has established. The latest version of the Nissan Altima has achieved the ratings of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38milesper gallon on the highway.