The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has gotten lots of attention recently for going 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas—that's 81.5 mpg—in a hypermiling stunt. But how does the Fusion perform in the merely caffeinated world of normal driving? I decided to test the car's mileage myself.
Hypermiling isn't always practical—just try cruising way below the speed limit and coasting through red lights if you really want to anger your fellow drivers—but Ford has proven that it can save huge amounts of fuel. This past Saturday, the car company embarked on the Fusion Hybrid 1,000-Mile Challenge. The goal? Driving 1,000 miles on a single tank of gas.