There’s no question that the most hotly contested segment in the automotive industry involves mid-size sedans. Many a car shopper finds just what they need from a mid-size sedan, and automakers work hard to make sure their respective offerings are fresh on the minds of buyers who are ready to write checks. It makes that check a bit easier to write when the car you’re purchasing might save you a few bucks at the pump.
Fuel economy concerns help filter down the mid-size segment a bit, but not by much. More and more automakers are offering hybrid variants of their most popular vehicles. The Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, for example, are both good choices for new car shoppers with green-tinted glasses.
Now it’s Fords turn to shake the fuel-efficient mid-size tree, and the blue-oval-badged automaker is fully prepared to do battle for your bucks with the 2013 Fusion Hybrid. The car has been completely redesigned for the new model year, and it just might be the best the segment has seen to date.