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 |  May 26 2014, 8:02 AM

Stay safe AND save at the pump


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Looking to purchase a safe, fuel efficient car? This is a list of the top 10 list of the safest, most fuel efficient cars available in showrooms today.

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 3:02 PM

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Autonomous vehicles seem to be in Ford’s future, as the company has rolled out a self-driving Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan and State Farm.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 10:32 AM

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Ford Motor Company has announced record-breaking sales after counting 24,217 hybrid vehicles sold in the second quarter of 2013.

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 |  May 31 2013, 10:15 AM

All-New Ford Fusion Hybrid

The popularity of the Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid, as well as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is translating into solid sales for the blue oval, as the brand has just beat its previous full-year record of hybrid sales in the first five months of 2013.

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 |  May 23 2013, 1:01 PM

Hybrid Domination


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Fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every new car-buyer’s mind. No one wants to spend $30,000 and find themselves throwing money away at the gas pump, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon (combined) in order from most expensive to least expensive.

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 |  Apr 24 2013, 8:31 AM

All-New Ford Fusion

Ford’s fuel economy claims are being put to the test, legally, with a new lawsuit having been filed by owners of the brand’s hybrid models in Pennsylvania.

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 |  Mar 08 2013, 1:05 PM

“Ask AutoGuide!” is our newest feature. It debuted last week to copious fanfare and considerable tweeting. Its premiere was the internet equivalent of a ticker-tape parade but without the high-school ribbon dancers and mess of confetti.

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 |  Mar 02 2013, 10:01 AM

A pair of California law firms are consolidating lawsuits against Ford, alleging that the American automaker has falsely marketed its MPG claims for its C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid vehicles.

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 |  Jan 30 2013, 8:31 AM

While achieving an all-time monthly sales record in December with 3,244 Fusion Hybrids sold, Ford is expected to shatter that number in January with a projected 5,500 units sold.

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 |  Jan 23 2013, 9:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just awarded a five-star score to the Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 12:45 PM

The Ford Fusion Energi is the plug-in hybrid variant of the brand’s newest midsize sedan and the EPA has just announced a total range of 620 miles, and an all-electric range of 21 miles.

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 |  Dec 28 2012, 9:33 PM

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has now earned the honor of being America’s most fuel-efficient sedan with its EPA-estimated 108 MPGe city rating, besting the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid by 5 MPGe.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 9:30 AM

Ford is facing a lawsuit that claims that the American company’s C-Max hybrid and Fusion hybrid fail to meet the stated fuel economy mark of 47 mpg combined. 

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 |  Dec 15 2012, 5:06 PM

Ford is currently under fire for mileage claims on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models, but the automaker is standing firm by its claims.

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 |  Dec 09 2012, 4:24 PM

Ford’s 47 mpg claims for its two new hybrid models have come into question and now the Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will review the automaker’s claims.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 9:45 AM

Ford is projecting that its hybrid sales in the month of November will be its best yet, with over 6,000 hybrid vehicles sold – besting its previous 5,353 record in July 2009.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 10:31 AM

When the plug-in hybrid version of Ford’s Fusion hits dealerships, it will do so with a $39,495 base price tag, before tax credits and delivery charges.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 8:31 AM

After the recent debacle with Hyundai and Kia over their inaccurate MPG claims, Ford may now be under the spotlight as fuel economy numbers for its new hybrid models don’t seem to be living up to expectations.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 6:54 PM

Hosting its annual week-long Test Fest, the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada has announced its picks for Car of the Year in 11 categories with the Cadillac ATS and Ford Focus ST, among others, taking awards.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 8:31 AM

And Why They're Wrong


With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid.

Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true driving enthusiast.

With so much misinformation about hybrid vehicles being spread around, we’ve decided to debunk six myths about gas-electric cars.

 |  Oct 02 2012, 6:29 PM

Ford is now letting its customers choose between an all-wheel drive Fusion Titanium with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine or a Fusion Hybrid Titanium model for the same price.

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 8:31 PM

Did the Toyota Prius finally get its first real competitor? The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has an EPA estimated at 47-mpg city and highway, and will start with a base price of just $27,200.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 10:22 AM

Ford is going all out with its electrification strategy, and two of the newest vehicles to feature the latest hybrid technology are the Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion. 

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 |  Aug 16 2012, 8:31 AM

Ford is looking to gain ground in the green car market, investing heavily in engineering for the long term as it plans to roll out several new electrified vehicles this year.

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