Ryan Seacrest introduced the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion in Times Square earlier this week, and its debut came with big news about the car's expected fuel efficiency. Similar events in cities across the country revealed the newly renovated Fusion Hybrid, which is set to hit dealer floors in the coming weeks.
According to Fox News, the Fusion has been Ford's best-selling car since it hit the market in 2005. The improved features of the 2013 model, including automatic parallel parking, options to use tires for all-wheel or front-wheel drive and better mileage, make the car likely to challenge the Toyota Camry for the top spot in the U.S. market.
Perhaps one of the biggest draws to the 2013 Fusion Hybrid is the EPA-certified 47 miles per gallon for city and highway driving. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Fusion's mark surpasses the Toyota Camry Hybrid LE but is short of the Toyota Prius, which reaches up to 51 m.p.g.
In addition to the mileage, the sleek new design of the Fusion and a variety of options for under the hood should draw in potential buyers. Ford will face competition in the midsize segment from the Camry, as well as the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.