Christopher Tracy reviews the 2013 Ford Fusion with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine. Does the tiny turbocharged engine live up to Ford’s promises of performance and fuel economy? Hit the jump to find out.
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Faced with rising oil prices and emissions restrictions, automakers the world over are downsizing the engines powering their cars. While consumers are snapping cars equipped with these engines up, the oft-skeptical Consumer Reports has reported that these turbo engines are failing to deliver the fuel economy and performance they promise.
Nope, it’s not the Tesla Model S, lauded as CAR of the year (not just green) by everyone from Motor Trend to…many more. The award for Green Car of the Year came with a few caveats-primarily sales volume. Green Car Journal Editor Ron Cogan was adamant that this award be given to the car likely to get the most wheels to the ground. Sales volume matters a lot when determining which car will have the most significant impact in reducing CO2.
The midsize 2013 Ford Fusion sedan has received a lot of love from the motoring press for its bold new look and variety of powertrain options. Yet even though it was “revealed” back in January, Ford has not officially announced the fuel economy numbers…though the government’s fueleconomy.gov website mistakenly posted them live yesterday, enabling Car & Driver to pinpoint the 2013 Fusion’s MPG ratings…and they’re pretty damn good.