The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid was named North American Car of the Year for 2010 by a jury of forty nine unbiased automotive writers and reviewers from the United States and Canada. The Fusion Hybrid topped a subject of 27 all-new automobiles to win the coveted award in its seventeenth yr.
“The Fusion Hybrid presents a exceptional mixture of hybrid know-how and enjoyable to drive efficiency and dealing with,” stated Tom Lankard, a NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent one of the forty nine jurors who voted for the award.
“It’s straightforward to drive and seems like a regular car,” stated Mitch McCullough, New Car Check Drive editor in chief. “Your passengers might by no means discover until you inform them.”
Combining an electric motor with a gasoline engine, the Fusion Hybrid returns an EPA estimated forty one/36 mpg Metropolis/Freeway. That beats different midsize hybrids, together with the Toyota Camry Hybrid (33/34 mpg) and Nissan Altima Hybrid (35/33 mpg). The one midsize car that beats Fusion fuel financial system ratings is the Toyota Prius (fifty one/forty eight mpg), and it isn’t a standard midsize sedan.
“Although not the first hybrid on the market, and even the second or third, the Fusion Hybrid is just the best one ever constructed,” stated juror Csaba Csere, former editor of Car and Driver journal. “Along with delivering terrific mileage, it seems and drives like a regular car, and an excellent one certainly.
“Quite a bit of automotive awards are given out annually,” McCullough stated. “However the North American Car of the Year award is totally different. Fairly than coming from a single media group, it’s determined by forty nine unbiased automotive journalists, eliminating any probability of collusion or outdoors affect. “These journalists symbolize the best from print, radio, tv, and the web.” Amongst the media represented: Car and Driver, Street & Monitor, USA At present, Chicago Solar Occasions, Detroit Information, Chicago Tribune, Fortune journal, AutoWeek journal, Edmunds.com, and NewCarTestDrive.com.
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid carries a producer’s instructed retail price of $27,995, together with the $725 vacation spot and supply cost.