It looks like Miguel Cabrera has some company: While the hard-hitting third baseman for the Detroit Tigers is currently attempting to achieve baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967, the Blue Oval is aiming for the same goal in terms of mid-size sedan fuel efficiency. At this stage in the season, Cabrera is leading the American League in hitting and RBI, and just needs to nail down the home run title to make history; meanwhile, the 2013 Ford Fusion already owns top EPA marks for gas-only power (an EcoBoosted 37 mpg highway), and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid was just honored as the most efficient hybrid, attaining 47 mpg city/47 mpg highway/47 mpg combined. Now the automaker is only waiting for the official marks on the Ford Fusion Energi, with plug-in hybrid capabilities and an expected 100 MPGe rating from the EPA.
That’s no accident, either, as triple-crown fuel-economy ratings are all part of Ford efforts to satisfy more customers.
As explained by Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas: “Ford is bringing power of choice to midsize sedan buyers. More than 2 million customers this year will purchase midsize cars. Our new Fusion delivers the fuel savings people truly want and value, with technologies that cost two to three times the price on some German sedans.”