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: Ford Fusion is now America’s most fuel efficient mid-size sedan



SobeSVT
01-20-2009, 07:08 AM
As posted in GMI (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f38/more-good-news-2010-fusion-74292/) by member "doh"

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FORD FUSION TOPS TOYOTA CAMRY, HONDA ACCORD AGAIN WITH BEST-IN-CLASS 34 MPG 4-CYLINDER MODEL

The Ford Fusion is now America’s most fuel efficient mid-size sedan for both hybrid and conventional gasoline models
The four-cylinder Ford Fusion S is now certified at 34 mpg highway and 23 mpg in the city, topping the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord
This entry-level 2010 Ford Fusion S is powered by a new 2.5-litter Duratec mated to a fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission
The Fusion I-4 joins the all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid, already at the top of the mpg tables
DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2009 – The Ford Fusion is now America’s most fuel efficient mid-size sedan for both hybrid and conventional gasoline models.

Ford announced today that new four-cylinder Ford Fusion S has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at 34 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city – beating both the gasoline-powered Camry and Honda Accord models. The news follows certification of the Ford Fusion Hybrid at 41 mpg rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, topping the Toyota Camry hybrid by 8 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway.

“Take your pick: Whether you want a gas-powered or hybrid mid-sized sedan, the new Fusion offers the best fuel economy in America,” said Barb Samardzich, Ford’s vice president of Powertrain Engineering. “We promised to offer best-in-class or among the very best fuel economy with every new vehicle we introduce, and we are making good on that pledge with hybrids, new high-tech gasoline engines, new six-speed transmissions and other fuel efficient technologies.”

The 2010 Ford Fusion fuel economy certification was conducted at Ford’s testing laboratories in Allen Park, Mich. The Ford Fusion S and the base-level Mercury Milan, both powered by a new 2.5-litter Duratec 4-cylinder engine mated to a fuel efficient six-speed automatic transmission, will carry an EPA label of 34 mpg for highway driving and 23 mpg in the city when they go on sale this spring.

The latest news on Fusion joins other Ford fuel economy leaders, including:

The Ford Focus with 2.0-litter 4-cylinder engine and manual transmission delivers 35 mpg on the highway, 5 mpg better than the Toyota Corolla’s 2.4-litter 4-cylinder engine and 2 mpg better than the Honda Fit’s 1.5-litter 4-cylinder engine, both also with manual transmissions.
The all-new 2009 Ford F-150 – which just recently was named Motor Trend magazine’s Truck of the Year – achieves 3 mpg more than the Toyota Tundra pickup on the highway and 1 mpg better in the city with its 4.6-litter V-8 engine, compared to Toyota’s 4.7-litter V-8. The F-150’s larger 5.4-litter V-8 achieves 2 mpg better on the highway than the Tundra’s larger engine.
The 2009 Ford Escape with new 2.5-litter 4-cylinder engine achieves 28 mpg on the highway, the same as Toyota’s RAV4 and 1 mpg better than the Honda CR-V, both with 4-cylinder engines, too.
The Ford Expedition achieves 20 mpg on the highway, beating Toyota Sequoia’s 4.7-litter V-8 engine by 3 mpg and its 5.7-litter V-8 by 1 mpg.
“We’ve done it in the heart of the truck segment with the new 2010 Ford F-150, and now we’ve done it in the heart of the car segment with Fusion,” Samardzich said. “We understand how important fuel economy is to customers, and Ford is committed to delivering leadership. The great news is that our significant investment in fuel efficiency leadership is going to continue to pay off with every new vehicle launch.”

mchicha
01-20-2009, 07:11 AM
I like this!!! The Fusion was definately a triumph for Ford. I hope the hordes that zoombie their way into camry stores wake up to reality!

MERCURYSABLE08
01-20-2009, 02:53 PM
Wonderful news! :D I really hope the new Mercury Milan & Ford Fusion are huge hits for Ford Motor Company & I really see no reason why they shouldn't be.

2b2
01-20-2009, 03:34 PM
I'm hoping that Ford (the brand) will get its confidence restored
to the point that
they can proudly promote the Fusion & other Fords WITHOUT THE NEED to try to be all things to all people...
...specifically,
BE THE BEST everyman Brand,
NOT continue to chase a NearLuxury image with their top-trim levels

I'm not saying that Fords can't be "amzingly nice" or even "surprisingly upscale"
just
that anything stinking of wannabee -like imho those "T"(as in Thug) & "L" brands- does not belong in FORD
especially when they've now GOT THE GOODS where it counts
>>in the machinery/technology/etc = On The Road

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...and WAITING!

AND
realize that Lincoln HAS TO BE WorldClass,
waaaay beyond "Near-" anything
They've had the slogan - now they've got to walk the walk
&
REACH HIGHER


hmm...
a whole post without mentioning My brand - - - or did I? ;)