Whether trying to be environmentally friendly, or just save money on gas, more and more Central Iowa buyers are looking for a new hybrid vehicle. That has led many to ask, "What hybrids does Ford have?" While it used to be that there were only small hybrid vehicles available, automakers like Ford are expanding their hybrid offerings to include midsize sedans, SUVs, and more.

Below, we're going to take a look at the Ford hybrid models that shoppers will find at Ames Ford in Ames, IA. While hybrids tend to have a higher base price than their pure gasoline counterparts, that higher initial cost normally pays for itself with fewer trips to the gas station. It's no wonder that Ford's hybrids are expanding and becoming more popular among Iowa buyers.


Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion is Ford's most popular sedan, and is also available as a hybrid. The standard Ford Fusion is available with several engine options, so it can already be optioned as either an efficient sedan or powerful, sporty driver. But Iowa owners will get even better gas mileage from the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid is an attractive, sleek sedan with a large interior and truck area. It is also surprisingly sporty when compared to many hybrids.

All Ford Fusion Hybrid models now come standard with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. It also has Ford's Sync 3 system and more speakers than the standard Fusion at comparable trim levels. This great feature content, as well as well-tuned suspension and a classy look, has helped make the Ford Fusion Hybrid one of the top choices in its segment.

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Ford Explorer Hybrid

All-new for 2020, the Ford Explorer Hybrid is Ford's first large hybrid vehicle. The Explorer Hybrid not only gets 28 mpg, it also offers impressive towing power and an expansive cabin. The Ford Explorer comes standard with RWD, rather than the FWD of most competitors, making for both a more dynamic driving experience and better towing. However, AWD is also a popular option for Iowa buyers who will need to contend with snow.

The 2020 Ford Explorer is a long-awaited redesign of the iconic three-row SUV. With more interior room, lighter weight, and significantly more power, the 2020 Explorer has been receiving rave reviews from critics and owners alike. Add the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain, and Ford has a serious recipe for success. There are still relatively few three-row hybrid SUVs, so the Ford Explorer Hybrid is a unique proposition.


Ford Escape Hybrid

Also a completely redesigned vehicle for 2020, the Ford Escape gains a hybrid model as well. Boasting impressive fuel economy of 44 mpg city, 37 highway, the Ford Escape Hybrid is sure to be a favorite among our Ames and Marshalltown, IA customers. Combining the Ford Escape's reputation for sporty performance and practicality with this hybrid powertrain, the Escape Hybrid is expected to be a top seller. 

Ford C-Max Hybrid *Discontinued

The Ford C-Max has a more typical hybrid hatchback form factor than the last two vehicles listed above, but proved popular for its useful and refined interior. While not as luxurious or powerful as the Fusion Hybrid or Explorer Hybrid, the C-Max's European heritage helped make it a great city car. And its hybrid powertrain made it a great choice for both everyday errands and longer trips.

Unfortunately, the Ford C-Max was discontinued after the 2018 model year. But that doesn't mean you can't buy a Ford C-Max in Iowa. They often pop up in used inventories at Ford dealers like Ames Ford, and are worth a test drive if you're looking for a small yet classy hybrid hatchback.


Test Drive a Ford Hybrid in Ames, Iowa

Have you been shopping the hybrid models that Ford has to offer? The next step is to test drive them for yourself. Unlike the hybrids of years past, Ford's hybrid lineup promises an engaging driving experience, high-tech and luxury features, as well as utility. Whether you're shopping for a stylish, fun-to-drive sedan like the Ford Fusion Hybrid, a roomy & powerful SUV like the Ford Explorer Hybrid, or are shopping used for an economical Ford C-Max, there are plenty of options available for you in Central Iowa.

Have more questions about Ford's hybrid lineup? You can contact us below, or just give us a call with any questions you have. We're excited about the new & updated hybrid models being released by Ford, and are sure you will be too.

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