Hybrid technologies powering automobiles with a combination of gasoline and electricity are still relatively new, and they’re advancing so quickly it can be hard to keep up.
Understandably, even seasoned motorists have their questions and doubts. What if the battery loses its charge? Is the interior no-frills and boring? Can an electric car deliver enough power and control? And aren’t these new hybrid technologies super-expensive?
In such a competitive and chaotic automotive industry, it’s nice knowing there’s a car we can always count on—the 2013 Ford Fusion. The Fusion won not one but two separate awards in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Cars for Families findings. The annual awards from U.S. News result from in-depth analysis of cars from various segments. After examination, U.S. News determines the best in each category for families, based on quality, space, and family-friendly features.
This year, two models of the 2013 Ford Fusion topped the list. In the Best Midsize Cars for Families segment, the Fusion took first place, and in the Best Hybrid Cars for Families—you guessed it—the Fusion Hybrid was top dog. U.S. News also recently ranked the Fusion as the Best Car for the Money in 2013. The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid offer a plethora of reasons for families to start driving these Blue Oval vehicles, but in particular, U.S. News commended the 47 mpg combined for the Fusion Hybrid and the deep trunk for the regular Fusion, both of which are very important for families to consider when shopping for new cars.
Want to see for yourself? Stop by Hassett Automotive today and take the all-new Ford Fusion or Ford Fusion Hybrid out for a test drive!
These days, car manufactures are always trying to make drivers more comfortable by pampering them with luxurious features such as leather wrapped steering wheels, heated seats, ambient lighting, or dual-zone climate control – and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! In fact, most new Ford vehicles have those features. But Ford has taken driver and passenger comfort to the next level in their new vehicles by only using safe materials, and adding an air filter that blocks harmful airborne particles from entering the car.
In a press release written by Ford not too long ago, they said, “Ford has begun requiring that more than 100 materials and components meet stringent standards to minimize potential allergy issues on the new Fusion and other Ford vehicles.” The materials that Ford is staying away from are things like latex, chrome, nickel, and any other material that people could be allergic too.
As for the cabin air filter, you’ll be glad Ford decided to start putting these in their new cars the next time you get behind a semi truck that is spewing black smoke. According to Ford, “Cabin air filters improve driving comfort by reducing particle concentration, improve cleanliness and protect climate control components from particle deposits. These filters also capture soot, smog and tobacco smoke.
If you’re interested in test driving a new Ford and experiencing these new features first hand, give us a call or stop by Hassett Automotive today.