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Discussion in 'Ford/Lincoln Hybrids and EVs' started by Tideland Prius, Jun 1, 2016.
If difference in price is not an object of importance, I rather pick the Fusion Energy.
there's nothing sensible about either. it's a matter of desire. there are advantages and compromises with either vehicle.
if i were in the market, and there was a plug in hycam, cost would be one consideration, but trunk space would be another.
So let's see...Fusion ICE with regular trunk, or Fusion Hybrid with small trunk or Fusion Energi with large style glove compartment in the back in lieu of trunk.
So my choice is really ICE Fusion, or Prius Hybrid.
The only reason I am buying Fusion Energi is if I live in CA for free HOV, or if I personally demand electric drive capability over cargo space, which I don't. It's nice to have PHEV capability but I don't want to sacrifice the vehicle usefulness for it.
The MotorTrend reviewer needs to be more careful comparing cargo space sedans vs. Liftbacks.
Liftbacks seem to have flexibility to shift rear seat space to cargo space in the spec quotes, so I think the author is getting into deep doo-doo when he states Prime will have >21.6 ft3. Believe Prime is going to come in at 11-12 ft3 (real world volume) like a Volt.
We may never again see PiP1's large cargo space in plug-in. If you want PHEV no sacrifice that's PiP and you better get a used one (and I might).
you mean i'm stuck with it forever?
True. The Fusion Energi is for someone who favours passenger comfort over cargo carrying capabilities. Again, Prius owners are a practical bunch (isn't that why we were drawn to the Prius' liftback?). Yes an 8 cu ft trunk is small. Smaller than most compact cars but it's still useful enough unless you're frequently carrying international travellers with large suitcases or strollers and baby supplies. It's targeting either people that need to ferry clients or a family with older children that have a second utility vehicle (wagon, SUV or minivan).
I agree. The Prius Prime's "real" cargo space is probably in the 10-11 cu ft range which would make it one of the larger cargo spaces of PHEV vehicles.... until the Outlander PHEV comes along.
That might be cool also the Chrysler minivan.
I am being too harsh on Fusion energi (my Mom has Fusion ICE good car for her) but I am a total practical person I don't know what fun to drive even means, and style wise I'm OK with a wagon. Never understood sedans to be honest..
Totally forgot about that. Yes the Chrysler Pacific (plug-in) Hybrid (not sure why Chrylser's marketing is thinking).
Well sedans have their advantages. They're quieter (because they only have the passenger cabin and no empty cargo area amplifying noise) and there's the supposed security of a trunk without having to deal with a tonneau cover.
Security - the only car I had stolen was my Camry sedan...but I know my wife would only get a sedan as she feels the trunk is closed solid.
The Camry is a popular car, and would be easy to part out for a chop shop.
There is a different level of skills needed and risk for stealing a car, than for smashing the window to make a quick grab of valuables sitting in view.