The Fusion Hybrid takes this model into the stratosphere. Ford's latest hybrid advances, improved from the impressive Escape Hybrid, put it well past the Camry Hybrid in these critical categories: 41 miles per gallon in the city and a 47-mile-per-hour top speed in electric mode. Not even the 2010 Prius claims a top electric speed that high.
Even with lower gas prices, Ford surely should top its modest sales goal of 25,000 this year. For more info, check out this video at the 2008 New England Auto Show and read Dan Neil's early review.