The Green Car Journal recently announced the Ford Fusion sedan has won the award for “Green Car of the Year.” Most of the previous winners of this title received the honor strictly based on fuel economy.
The Fusion won this year mainly because of the variety of power trains that it offers, which includes a hybrid option that gets up to 47 miles per gallon, and a future plug-in hybrid version that could top 100 miles per gallon equivalency.
Ford offers three different engines, including a 1.6 liter, turbocharged 40 cylinder with a 37 mpg highway.
The editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, Ron Cogan, had this to say ““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.”
It appears the determining factor that gave the Fusion the edge for the Green Car Journal was that the Fusion had a total of five different power train options and a low price.
If you want to check out the 2013 Green Car of the Year, just drive on over to Friendly Ford!