Hassett Automotive

Fusion Power

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December 14, 2009

The Camry. The Accord. The BMW 7 Series. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Pretty good cars … but not the best, not according to Motor Trend Magazine.

Motor Trend’s prestigious Car of the Year is none other than the 2010 Ford Fusion, which bested a field of 23 entries – including those lofty competitors back there – to earn Motor Trend’s top honor. America’s most fuel-efficient midsize (and the country’s No. 1-selling domestic car) is “reborn for 2010 and … better, smarter, nicer, prettier, comfier, leaner, meaner and greener,” according to Motor Trend.

Citing “a soup-to-nuts redevelopment so thorough, it’s as if the first-generation car never existed,” the magazine called the Fusion – from the Base S to the luxurious SEL to the super-efficient Fusion Hybrid – “an economical midsize sedan that doesn’t cost much, yet won’t bore you to tears.”

Efficiency is, of course, the Fusion’s middle name. The Fusion Hybrid, with its EPA-estimated 41 mpg rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, tops the Camry hybrid’s best mileage by 8 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway, while the four-cylinder Fusion – with its best-in-class highway fuel economy of 34 mpg – bests the Toyota Camry four-cylinder by 2 mpg.

“We can’t say enough about this car,” says Lou Evans, Hassett of Wantagh’s general manager. “It’s such an attractive draw and customers love everything about it. It was already one of our top sellers, reflecting national sales patterns for the past two years, but now it’s off the charts, with Motor Trend honoring it like this.”

A lot full of Motor Trend’s top-rated cars is just another feather in Hassett’s impressive cap. Hassett is already Long Island’s No. 1 volume Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealer (as well as one of Long Island’s top volume Subaru dealers) and a six-time winner of the Ford Motor Co. President’s Award for exemplary customer satisfaction in sales and service.

That means Hassett of Wantagh, in addition to fabulous certified sales professionals, boasts a world-class support staff that keeps customers smiling – and keeps them coming back. Throw in the fantastic deals associated with the Ford Year-End Sales Event, and now is the best time ever to purchase your own luxurious, fuel-efficient Ford Fusion.

Motor Trend has crowned it. Ford is cutting fantastic deals on it. You know you want it.

And Hassett Has It.