2013 Ford Fusion Gets $295 Auto Start-Stop System

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion will be the first non-hybrid midsize sedan in the U.S. to offer an auto start-stop system. The auto start-stop system will be available on the new 1.6L EcoBoost-powered Fusion for only $295.

“We expect the average Fusion driver with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and Auto Start-Stop will save about $1,100 more than other midsize sedan owners during five years of driving,” said Samantha Hoyt, Fusion marketing manager. “That’s cash in their pocket and time saved with fewer trips to the pump.”

The auto start-stop system wil automatically switch off the Fusion’s engine when the Fusion comes to a stop. As soon as the driver releases brake pedal, the engine seamlessly re-starts itself and is ready to go by the time the driver presses the accelerator pedal. The 179-hp Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost is expected to get 37 mpg on the highway.