Ford Fusion Hybrid certified as America’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan with an average 47 mpg image

The all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined.

The Fusion Hybrid beats the Toyota Camry Hybrid by 8 mpg highway and 4 mpg city. The innovative Fusion Hybrid achieves a top speed of 62 mph in EV mode, enabling the hybrid sedan to match city and highway fuel economy ratings.

The Fusion Hybrid’s results also represent the highest-ever fuel economy numbers in city and highway driving for a midsize sedan. “We are absolutely committed to class-leading fuel efficiency as a reason to buy Ford vehicles, with customers able to choose the fuel-efficient powertrain that best fits their lifestyle,” said Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

Ford Fusion has hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants and two EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines. In addition, the car is available with Ford’s Auto Start-Stop system and can be chosen with either front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations, with both six-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions.

Fusion Hybrid features two additional innovations to help deliver industry-best fuel efficiency: Ford’s patented SmartGauge with EcoGuide that coaches drivers for top fuel efficiency; and ECO Cruise, a greener cruise control functionality that helps optimize powertrain elements for economical highway travel. Fusion Hybrid also has Active Grille Shutters, which make the car more aerodynamic at highway speeds to improve fuel efficiency.

New Fusion models begin arriving at dealers all over the U.S. this fall.