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.