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Top Tech Cars 2013: Ford Fusion Energi: Ford hits the magic mark: 100 miles per gallon

The Ford Fusion Energi gets a lot out of a gallon. Toyota may have been synonymous with hybrids, but Ford is finding strength in numbers—fuel economy numbers. With more style and sport than the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid also beats the Camry in fuel efficiency, with 5 liters per 100 kilometers (47 miles per gallon) in both city and highway. Now a plug-in version, the Fusion Energi, becomes the first production midsize car to hit the magic 100-mpg mark (2.4 L /100 km). The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency says the Fusion Energi returns the gasoline equivalent of 2.2 L/100 km (108 mpg) in city driving and 2.6 L/100 km (92 mpg) on the highway, for 100 mpg overall. That tops a pair of smaller rivals, the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius plug-in, and even some pure electric cars, including the Tesla Model S. For both the Fusion Hybrid and the Energi, a 2.0-...

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