2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Mercury Milan Investigated For Power Steering Loss
2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Mercury Milan Investigated For Power Steering Loss

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five recent Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. According to a bulletin posted to the agency's website (PDF), more than 500 owners have complained that these vehicles have lost power steering, and a few allege that...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Announces Eight-Speed, eCVT Transmissions

Ford has announced that they’re joining the ranks of automakers producing an eight-speed transmission, and they’ve also announced production of an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT) for hybrid vehicles. Both transmissions are Ford-designed and Ford-built, unlike some...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Which One's The Green Car of the Year?

Among the five finalists for Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year are one all-electric, one extended-range electric, two hybrids, and one gasoline-powered car. While the winner will be announced at a press conference November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we thought it would be...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Roger Ebert Loves His Ford Fusion Hybrid

Proving that automotive journalism and film criticism have more in common than we'd already suspected--both professions are built around reviews, after all--famed film reviewer Roger Ebert has blogged about his newest purchase: A 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Yes, the man of Siskel and Ebert fame is...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Web Site Offers 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid For Half-Price

Want a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid at a 2011 Ford Fiesta price? Well, on Thursday, you could buy a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for under $15,000. That's right. A Web site is claiming to have two 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrids for sale for the price of $14,337. The sale will take place on Thursday, May 20, at...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Survey Shows Renewed Trust In American Cars, Especially Ford

In recent months and years, U.S. automakers have rallied that American cars are now on equal or better footing than Japanese (and Korean) cars in terms of quality, reliability, and durability. The campaigns, along with sea-change improvements in some of the products coming from Detroit, as observed...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: World-Class Fuel Economy And Technology

Could it be that an American automaker is finally delivering a vehicle with better technology than the foreign competition? The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid could be that vehicle. The Fusion Hybrid delivers contemporary styling, a remarkable driving experience, and fuel economy that is truly...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
2010 New York Auto Show: Nielsen Names Winners Of 2010 Ad Awards

A couple of weeks ago, Nielsen ripped open a few envelopes and announced the nominees for its 2010 Automotive Ad awards. Unfortunately, last year's  economic storm clouds forced most automakers to be very conservative with their marketing, so the pool of ads Nielsen had to draw from was somewhat...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Grille
Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then quickly roll out a widely-acclaimed voice-activated infotainment system across all your lines. Oh, yeah, and ... don't take...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Encourages Dealers To Go Green, Offers To Tell Them How (For A Fee)

Like a lot of corporations, Ford Motor Company understands the value of going green, and the automaker is now encouraging its dealers to get onboard with energy conservation, too. The push comes via Ford's ‘Go Green’ Dealership Sustainability Program, which was unveiled over the weekend at the...Read More»

2007 Saturn Aura
NACOTY Winners Of Yesteryear: Where Are They Now?

Earlier today, we announced the 2010 North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. Our own Marty Padgett -- who was asked to sit on the NACOTY panel -- gave a great overview of the winners: the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2010 Ford Transit Connect. But while we're happy to celebrate yet...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect Wagon 4-door Wagon XL Angular Front Exterior View
2010 North American Car And Truck Of The Year: And The Winners Are...

Each fall, 50 journalists from the most respected automotive media outlets around the world get together to choose NACOTYs--in long form, the North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. In just a few years of existence, the NACOTY have become one of the most respected awards in the...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy ratings. For instance, according to the EPA's Fuel Economy Guide information released last week, a 2010 Toyota Prius will cost...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda Insight (41), Ford Fusion Hybrid (39), and Mercury Milan Hybrid (39). That's the official word from the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: High-Mileage Achiever, Everyman's Interior

40 miles per gallon. That's what we at TheCarConnection.com just saw in a week's worth of driving—driving in which we really made a point to treat the Fusion Hybrid much like any other car. And when we actually tried to drive economically, following the excellent hybrid system display when we...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid slots closely behind the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Ford Fanfare: New Lineup, New Tech, And Gosh Darnit, People Like Them

Not wanting to be left out of the "reinvention" moment, Ford has launched its own assault on the marketplace, trumpeting the company's "freshest" model lineup in history, as well as fuel efficiency, quality, and Ford's growing market share. According to a company press release, Ford is rolling out...Read More»

John McCain
John McCain Gabs About 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Twitter (Yes, THAT John McCain)

Remember when John McCain couldn't be bothered to use email and wasn't entirely sure how to get online? Well now he's using Twitter. YES: TWITTER. You know, that thing all the kids are using (and you are, too, if you want to win a nifty Prius backpack).  Apparently he's so giddy about adding the...Read More»

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