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Neither of these issues changes the chief reasons we want the Fusion in our driveway--for its handling, its excellent front and rear seating, its suave good looks. If so inclined, you can steer clear of the MyFord Touch infotainment interface--or you can embrace it as the future and get used to its complex behavior.

The 2013 Ford Fusion still is priced at a premium over sedans like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima, the two other highly-rated new family sedans for 2013. It feels premium. The Accord may offer a better ownership experience, and the Altima is less expensive to buy--but neither one gives us a reason to spend more, or to drive more.

The Fusion does. If the choice was ours, we know which one we'd pick--a 1.6-liter EcoBoost manual with navigation, blind-spot monitors, leather seats, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, all for a little less than $30,000.

And that may be a final caveat: we're car enthusiasts. When a car can deliver on the fundamentals and jolt us into fanboi status at the same time, it beats out the box-checkers, every time.

That's why the Fusion wins.

For more information, including pricing with options and specifications, see our full reviews of the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

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