The 2013 Ford Fusion earned a spot on Popular Science’s 25th annual Best of What’s New list, according to Gene Latta Ford in Hanover, Pennyslvania.
HANOVER, Pennsylvania – Each year, the editors at Popular Science choose the 100 most innovative products released during the year and give them recognition. Gene Latta Ford in Hanover, Pennsylvania is proud to announce the 2013 Ford Fusion was put on this year’s Best of What’s New list.
What qualities are the editors looking for? Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward explains, “Innovation and execution. Products that transform their category, that solve an unsolvable problem, that incorporate entirely new ideas and functions. We're looking for ideas that are revolutionary, not evolutionary.”
There are 13 categories on the annual Best of What’s New list. In the Auto category, defined as, “Conveyances - cars, trucks and motorcycles - and technologies that run those conveyances (propulsion, transmission, braking, steering, suspension, telematics, in-car entertainment systems, seating, tires and lighting),” the 2013 Ford Fusion excelled.
According to the report, the 2013 Fusion is the only car offered in standard, hybrid and plug-in versions. Additionally, the Fusion is the most efficient model in its classes. The hybrid model achieves a combined 47 mpg fuel-efficiency rating and 185-horsepower. The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid model achieves a range of 20 miles on pure electricity.
The 2013 Ford Fusion is completely redesigned for the model year with more dramatic styling, better fuel economy and the MyFord Touch electronics interface. The bold grille, curvy sheet metal and longer and wide body make the Fusion appear more athletic and upscale.
The midsize sedan is available in three trim levels – S, SE and Titanium – each offering a variety of standard features. One of those standard features is the MyFord Touch inferface that displays gauges and has the ability to input commands for audio, phone and navigation functions via Sync, touch controls or buttons on the steering wheel.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid edition is offered in one trim level – SE. The Energi plug-in hybrid looks the same, but achieves a much better fuel economy. Notable features include automated park assist, adaptive cruise control, MyFord Touch, Sync voice command and blind-spot detection.