Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers Highest Federal Tax Credit
by KBB.com Editors | January 28, 2009 6:23 PM
Those in the market for mid-size sedan could benefit from checking out the new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, as it offers a federal tax credit of $3,400 -- the highest tax credit ever offered. If this incentive isn't enough, take into consideration that the Fusion Hybrid also achieves an estimated 41 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway, which could yield about 700 miles to the tank -- far better figures than those of the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid is able to obtain those numbers thanks to an improved hybrid system that uses a smaller nickel-metal hydride battery, which produces more power than the previous hybrid system, as well as regenerative braking system that recovers about 94 percent of the energy lost through braking friction. But potential buyers should act quickly as the offer doesn't last too long. The period in which buyers could qualify for the $3,400 expires on March 31, after which the amount drops to $1,700 until September, and then to $850 after that.