Ford Hybrid Models Research

Have Burning Questions About the Ford Hybrid Models? Get Answers Now

 

Interested in driving one of the unique Ford Hybrid models available in the new inventory at your local Empire Ford dealership? We've found that several of our New Bedford shoppers frequently have questions regarding these unique models. Get the answers you want today to solidify your decision in driving a Ford Hybrid model.

Which Ford models are available as Hybrids?

There are currently two Ford vehicles that qualify as Hybrids. Choose the Hybrid engine configuration from the Ford Explorer SUV or the Ford Fusion sedan. The Ford Explorer Limited HEV is the only trim level available in the SUV hybrid lineup. However, the Ford Fusion has a few Hybrid trim level options. Choose between for the Ford Fusion SE, Ford Fusion SEL, or Ford Fusion Titanium.

Can you tow with a Ford Hybrid?

Yes, just because it's a Hybrid, doesn't mean it can't pull its weight in the hauling department, especially if its an SUV. Expect the Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid to tow up to 5,000-pounds. The Ford Fusion Hybrid models, when equipped with the proper hitch, can tow up to 3,500-pounds.

How capable are Ford Hybrids?

All of the Ford Hybrid models are highly capable vehicles with competitive horsepower and torque output that would impress any Dartmouth driver. For example, the Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid model churns out 318-horsepower and has the option for drivers to choose between rear-wheel drive or intelligent four-wheel drive.

The Ford Fusion models feature a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle I4 engine configuration with front-wheel drive and eCVT (Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission). This combination earns you a combined 188-horsepower output.

 

How does the Ford Hybrid system work?

A Hybrid model is a vehicle that combines a traditional gasoline engine and a battery-powered engine. When you turn on your car, you'll probably be using the gasoline engine, just like a normal car or SUV, but as you drive, technologies will be used to make the most of kinetic energy when you brake to recharge the batteries in the battery-powered engine. This system is called regenerative braking.

Utilizing this technology to charge the battery, you'll cut down on the time you're using the gasoline engine, reducing emissions, and minimizing gas consumption. Hybrid engines are different than electric engines and do not have to be plugged in to charge. The two parts of the engine simply work together without the driver having to do anything different.

Why is fuel mileage better in the city than on the highway with a Hybrid?

Regenerative braking technology lends itself well to stop-and-go driving. In other words, the more chances you have to break, the more time your battery-powered engine will get to charge. That is practically the opposite of how solely gasoline-powered engines work, therefore they do better in highway driving. However, Acushnet drivers are sure to find much better fuel efficiency in a Hybrid engine than in any gasoline engine.

Test Drive a Ford Hybrid Model Today

Want to experience the thrill of a Ford Hybrid model and see how it could change your life? Stop by your local Empire Ford showroom learn more about how you'll finance your new Ford model. You can also schedule a test drive online, just to make sure one of these models is right for you.

We can't wait to introduce you and your Fairhaven, MA family to the endless possibilities they'll experience in a Ford Fusion or a Ford Escape. Find directions to our showroom today. Driving Hybrid is a great way to go!

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