Because its a "performance" variant of the Focus? It only has 65 more or so more HP then the lesser Foci models
It has 90 more HP than the base focus models.
the St proves Your point and disproves Your point.
the St is rated the same 26mpg as the Fusion GTDI 20, the numbers are different 23/32 vs the Fusion's 22/33 but even the 12hp (5%) increase in power does not hurt economy, but both number are well off the economy numbers from the base focus 29/40 or 29/38.
hypothetically an Ecoboost 10 with
150ft/lbs of torque @4000rpm
vs the current 2.0
I just don't think
A) buyers will care About the 20hp given up
B) buyers will mind givng up 20hp for 4-6 additional MPGs
C) Buyer will even notice the Difference.
Not the best of examples....what is the dealer stocking levels? Given that most Fusion sales are 1.6L SE models vs Ti models, there is going to be skew in the sales numbers.
there is a difference if Ford brings out a new fusion that is rated at 24/33mpg and Nissan has the Altima at 27/38mpg.
whether you agree with this or not, people are making buying decisions based on a 1-2 difference in MPG.
Edited by Biker16, 16 April 2013 - 08:38 AM.