Besting finalists that included the Dodge Dart Aero, Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV, and Toyota Prius c—as well as its corporate sibling, the Ford C-MAX—the 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car Journal’s “2013 Green Car of the Year” at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
"The 2013 Ford Fusion approaches the market with a 'game-on' attitude," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal. "There's no overstating the importance of what Ford has done. Many have long envisioned new car showrooms where a desired model could be purchased with one of many distinctly different and efficient powertrains, selected to satisfy a buyer's particular needs and desires."
And of course, that desire can now be satisfied with Fusion models powered by:
- A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I4 that delivers EPA ratings of 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg combined
- Two EcoBoost powerplants, including a 1.6-liter I4 that can post an EPA line of 25/37/29; the other EcoBoost engine, the 2.0-liter unit found in the hi-po Fusion, can achieve 22/33/26 while making a potent 240 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque
- An advanced, next-gen hybrid system that enables the 2013 Ford Fusion to achieve 47 mpg in all three EPA testing cycles
- Plug-in hybrid technology, allowing the Fusion Energi to travel more than 20 miles on electricity alone and then continues for hundreds of more miles by switching to its traditional hybrid powertrain
"We are very honored that the all-new Ford Fusion has been recognized as the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal," said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager. "From EcoBoost to hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, the new Fusion is delivering best-in-class fuel economy all wrapped in a dynamic package."