The new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show. The Fusion emerged on top of an exceptional field of finalists including the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-MAX, Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV and the Toyota Prius c.
Green Car of The Year nominees are production vehicles on sale within the award year. The Green Car envisions nominees as vehicles that forward environmental performance in meaningful and quantifiable ways while also presenting an accessible choice to enough consumers to make a real impact on the environment. The Ford Fusion significantly reduces petroleum use, CO2 emissions and overall environmental impact, and is priced to encourage the kind of sales volume that can truly influence environmental improvement.
In addition to the Green Car of the Year Award, the new Ford Fusion also won a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Credit: Ford.
“We are very honored that the all-new Ford Fusion has been recognized as the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal,” said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager. “From EcoBoost to hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, the new Fusion is delivering best-in-class fuel economy all wrapped in a dynamic package.”
“The 2013 Ford Fusion approaches the market with a ‘game-on’ attitude,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com, and president of the nonprofit Green Car Institute. “There’s no overstating the importance of what Ford has done. Many have long envisioned new car showrooms where a desired model could be purchased with one of many distinctly different and efficient power trains, selected to satisfy a buyer’s particular needs and desires.”
The 2013 Ford Fusion breaks new ground with five diverse powerplant choices, among them three efficient gasoline internal combustion engines (including two with EcoBoost technology) and two hybrids. Credit: Ford.
A jury comprised of the nation’s top environmental leaders including Natural Resources Defense Council president Frances Beinecke, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, Ocean Futures Society president Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Global Green USA president Matt Petersen, plus Tonight Show host and auto enthusiast Jay Leno and Green Car Journal staff selected the 2013 Green Car of the Year through a majority vote.