Car Fight between Affordable Midsize Models

June 3, 2012 at 13:12

Today it is quite difficult to find a great car, which will offer you good driving experience, engaging drive and will also give you enough power to feel yourself like a real driver and also be quite attractive in outer appearance. Therefore now we are putting a fight between Toyota Prius 2012 and the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

2012 Toyota Prius Photo

2012 Toyota Prius Photo

To start with, the price of two models is quite an important determinant here, as we are talking about affordable cars. Therefore Prius of 2012 year wins here, as difference in $5.000 can be quite a determinant for some car buyers. As both cars offer high fuel economy, we looked at this feature more closely. The 2012 model of Prius has an average of around 51/48 mpg in city and in highway accordingly. Toyota also estimates that it will be able to achieve a combination of 87 mpg that is equivalent in electro mode, and the combined 49 mpg in the Prius hybrid mode. While the Ford Fusion Hybrid model should get around 41 and about 36 mpg in city and on highway correspondingly, which is quite a good fuel economy if compared to the hybrid sedans. Last let’s look at the engine, Prius got the 98-hp 1.8-Liter I-4 the gas hybrid, and Ford the 156-horsepower 2.5-Liter I-4 gas hybrid engine.

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

So with small advantage Ford Fusion Hybrid gets the win in that fight!