Good gas mileage for small families
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE Hybrid
This is a really great car. We have had this car for about seven months now, and so far reliability has been stellar - never had to take it to the mechanic except for oil changes. Performance is dependent upon your driving habits, but this is to be expected from any hybrid car. It gets great gas mileage in-town, even better gas mileage on long interstate trips, but if you're on and off the interstate a lot, mileage drops due to frequent acceleration (requiring the engine and not just battery). Front seats are comfortable for all but the tallest people - my husband, being 6'11', has trouble. If the dashboard didn't sort of fold over to enclose the leg area as much, he would be more comfortable. (His knees bump the dash, more so in the passenger seat.) Back seats are comfortable for children, but lack lumbar support for adults, and are thus uncomfortable for long trips. We love the back-up camera, and the Bluetooth connectivity with our phones is very handy. Even though the battery and other hybrid drive components make the trunk smaller than a non-hybrid car, the trunk is still pretty spacious. All in all, the gas mileage increase for this car more than makes up for the small negatives of this car for our family.