Ford Cars Bring Relief to Gas Prices

Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: truck, vehicle | No Comments »

Gas prices have been steadily rising lately, and are said to reach $5/gallon by the summer. The term “stay-cation” will have a whole new meaning if this is true. The impact of fuel costs on family budgets is a big topic of national discussion right now.
The average family paid more than $4,000 for the year for gasoline. But thanks to new auto standards kicking in for 2012, all vehicle classes are getting better fuel economy than they used to.

Compared to the cars of 20 years ago, the careful buyer can find options across all vehicle classes that are 30 percent more efficient--or better.

Ford Taurus vs Ford Fusion

Back in 1992, Ford‘s standard bearer in the mid-size family sedan category was the Ford Taurus, tested with a 21 mpg average that hadn't changed by 2002.

In 2007 the family sedan from Ford became the Fusion, which the EPA rated at 23 mpg overall.

Ford introduced the Fusion Hybrid in 2010, which delivered an overall 39 mpg average--or more than a 60% improvement in gas mileage.

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion will likely deliver far better mileage, as it dispenses altogether with a V-6 option and instead offers three four-cylinder engines: 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost direct-injected and turbocharged options, along with a standard base-level 2.5-liter four.

The new model will include not only a Fusion Hybrid, but Ford's first-ever plug-in hybrid sedan, the 2013 Fusion Energi--using the same technology that will also appear in the five-seat hatchback C-Max Fusion and C-Max Energi.

Ford has said the 2013 Fusion Energi will beat the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid in its overall MPGe fuel-efficiency equivalent rating.

Gas prices are going up, but say hello to much better gas mileage with Ford Cars. Contact Ashley Ford if you want to outsmart those increasing gas prices.

Green Car Reports

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