2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year: 2012 LA Auto Show

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

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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.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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