Ford's midsize sedan, the Fusion, comes with a variety of drivetrains. The Fusion can be had with four different gasoline engines, a hybrid drivetrain, and a plug-in hybrid.

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The Fusion, sporting this wide-mouth grille, looks attractive with any power source.

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Ford calls the plug-in hybrid version the Energi, with badging on the sides and trunk and a charging port on the left-front fender.

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The Fusion Energi comes with a 2-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor to drive the front wheels. With a full charge on its 7.6-kilowatt-hour battery, the electric motor can drive it for 21 miles.

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The Fusion Energi offers sedan practicality and comfortable transport for five.

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LED taillights help save electricity, but Ford does not yet offer LED headlights.

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The biggest compromise with the Fusion Energi is trunk space, which gets cut in half compared with that of the standard Fusion.

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Even in its lowest SE trim, the Fusion Energi offers power-adjustable front seats and quality cabin materials.

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Rear seats offer a good amount of comfort, plus a fold-down console with cupholders.

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The Fusion Energi comes standard with the MyFord Touch interface, which includes one 8-inch center touchscreen and two 4.2-inch LCDs to either side of the speedometer.

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The steering wheel features quite a few buttons, and all of them are useful and well-placed.

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This shifter looks conventional, but it is merely a drive-mode selector, with no actual linkage.

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The LCD to the left of the speedometer shows energy usage gauges and remaining electric range.

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The LCD on the right of the speedometer includes screens from the infotainment system, with limited control over its functions.

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A power flow animation shows when the battery is charging through regenerative braking and when power flows into the motor.

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This screen lets owners schedule charging times to take advantage of cheap electricity rates.

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MyFord Touch's home screen shows audio, navigation, phone, and climate in four quadrants.

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Navigation comes as an optional SD card that plugs into a slot in the console.

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Sync Services rely on a connected mobile phone, letting drivers call an automated system for destinations as one feature.

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The Fusion Energi includes audio sources such as Bluetooth streaming, HD Radio, and iOS integration through a USB port in the console.

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The hands-free phone system includes full voice command and text messaging for phones that support the correct Bluetooth profile.

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