The 2013 Ford Fusion was just named the “Green Car of the Year” today at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show.
Chosen for its range of engines, which includes two EcoBoost options and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Fusion can deliver 47 mpg in hybrid form and an expected 100 mpg with the plug-in hybrid version. There were five total finalists and the runners up were the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Prius C.
The Fusion is all new for the 2013 model year, featuring fresh styling which is quickly gathering praise. This is the latest feather in Ford’s cap, with the car being chosen by a judging panel that included National Resources Defense Council president Frances Beinecke, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and Jay Leno among several others.