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2013 Ford Fusion, Hybrid, and Energi Earn Five-Star Safety Ratings

2013 Ford FusionLast week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid would receive a five-star safety rating, making it the third version of the 2013 Ford Fusion to receive a five-star rating.

Previously, the gasoline 2013 Ford Fusion and the Ford Fusion Hybrid had both received five-star ratings from the NHTSA. Broken down, each vehicle was rated up to five stars in frontal, side-impact, and rollover crash tests. The gasoline Fusion and Fusion Hybrid received five stars in the frontal test, four stars in the side-impact test, and four stars in the rollover crash test. Comparatively, the Energi earned scores of five stars in the frontal test, five stars in the side-impact test, and four stars in the rollover crash tests.

As if all of these honors weren’t enough, the gasoline Ford Fusion won The Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy 2013 award earlier this month, and the Fusion has also been named a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Additionally, the Fusion Hybrid also won Green Car of the Year at the L.A. Auto Show and Autobytel’s 2013 Car of the Year.

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New Car Financing: And the 2013 Green Car of the Year Winner Is…

Back in October, we brought you the nominees for the 2013 Green Car of the Year Award and our predictions for this year’s winner. The winner was announced last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and while the Ford C-MAX was not victorious, Ford still went home very happy.

The 2013 Ford Fusion was the winner chosen by Green Car Journal, beating out tough competitors like the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota Prius. With an estimated 47 mpg in city, highway, and combined driving, the Ford Fusion is a fantastic choice for drivers looking for the best fuel economy. Additionally, Ford is releasing a plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion early in 2013 called the Ford Fusion Energi.

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2013 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

It isn’t even Halloween yet, and already auto enthusiasts are gearing up for the L.A. Auto Show which opens to the public November 30. While many people are excited for the more than 40 car debuts, concept cars from every major auto manufacturer, and celebrity guests, there are also awards up for grabs including the Green Car of the Year.

Yesterday, the five finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year award were revealed. The Dodge Dart Aero, Ford Fusion, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota Prius will be battling out for the award which was previously won by the Honda Civic Natural Gas and Chevy Volt.

The line-up this year includes two non-hybrid vehicles as well as several plug-in hybrids. Based strictly on fuel economy, the Prius C is the top performer with 53 mpg city and 46 mgp highway, though the Ford C-MAX is very close with 47 mpg. The Dodge Dart Aero does very well considering it is one of the two non-hybrids nominated, but it still lags with a highway fuel economy of 41 mpg and combined highway/city fuel economy of 32 mpg.

Right now, the Ford C-MAX is an early favorite and the LA Times’ choice for the award, but the winner will not be announced until November 29. Stay tuned to Approved Loan Store to get more coverage of the L.A. Auto Show including the 2013 Green Car of the Year.

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