The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi drives very comfortably and easily, and proves extremely economical for people who can plug it in and drive a reasonable daily commute.
If you have a commute under 50 miles and a place to plug the car in, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi makes an economical and excellent commuter and family vehicle.
Offering all the fuel economy and practical interior space of a Toyota Prius v, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid adds significant power and a more engaged driving experience.
Ford's new plug-in hybrid drives under electric power for up to 21 miles, and reverts to a standard hybrid when its electric range is used up.
Ford's C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid that marvels in its fuel efficiency and tech, but good luck hauling stuff in the trunk.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid looks good and can be had with very advanced driver assistance features, but buyers should be aware of Ford's revised fuel economy average of 42 mpg.
The 2013 Ford Escape Titanium is a whole new car, both inside and out, offering great tech where the rubber meets the road and unique automation technologies that make it an easy car to live with.
After an EPA loophole granted the hybrid inflated economy estimates, Ford is voluntarily reducing the 2013 C-Max's claimed mpg and offering cash to keep owners happy.
Ford will triple production capacity of electrified vehicles in the U.S. by 2013, investing in more C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The boxy 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD is not for everyone, but it's worth a look if you're in the market for a big vehicle with big space and plenty of available cabin tech.