The Good Although it fell short of its EPA rating in our tests, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid still gets excellent fuel economy. Sync voice command gives control over personal electronics. Driver assistance features equal those of much more expensive cars.
The Bad MyFord Touch responds slowly to touch-screen input, and, when optioned, eliminates the Sync AppLink feature.
The Bottom Line 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.
Ford puts its best tech forward in midsize sedan
Editor's note: Ford revised its EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The new numbers show 44 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. This review has been updated to reflect the new numbers.
Aesthetics may be subjective, but I believe the 2013 Ford Fusion is the best-looking midsize sedan of the current crop. Despite its trout-mouth grille, the Fusion exudes premium-car style. The only other midsize sedan that comes close in looks is the new.
But a midsize sedan must do more than look pretty. This class of car tends to be a multipurpose vehicle for a majority of Americans, a comfortable car for the daily commute that can also take the family to the relatives' on holidays. It is the weekend errand runner and road-trip vacationer.