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Ford’s 2010 Green Machine

It’s time we make it official: Ford has entered the Automotive Green Age! the new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Just about everything in this car is green.  The Fusion Hybrid offers a dual power system that makes transitioning from gas to electric mode more efficient and seamless.  Certified at an incredible 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, it’s no wonder this mid-size sedan is at the top of its class.  Fuel efficient? City drivers can bank on at least 700 miles before running out of a single tank of gas.  And that’s not it: This smart car can also operate longer at higher speeds in electric mode (up to 47 mph).  That’s about twice as fast as its competitors.  With eco-friendly cloth seating, a climate control system that uses the gas engine only as needed, and aluminum wheels, how much greener can you get? Stats
Starts at: $27,625
Top speed: 120 mph
MPG: 41 city/36 highway
Miles on one tank: 700
Gasoline engine: 156 horsepower
Electric motor: 191 net horsepower
Exclusive feature: SmartGauge Cluster with EcoGuide
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On the Dash SmartGauge Cluster with EcoGuide: This gauge provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your Fusion.  A tutorial built into the display lets you choose one of four data screens for the level of information you want (Inform, Enlighten, Engage, or Empower) and explains your options within each.  Steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy, and SmartGauge provides helpful information like current fuel economy, fuel economy history, and an odometer, plus trip data like how many miles before the tank is empty.  Our fave?  Watch the display grow virtual leaves as you drive efficiently―or see them wilt when you don’t!  More leaves equals more mpg.

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Reprinted from UPTOWN Online.

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