2013 Ford Mustang GT
The Ford Mustang gets a few updates for the 2013 model year, which keeps the model competitive with its more thoroughly modern competition, like the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. The new model year brings a V-8 GT with a little more horsepower and styling tweaks to all Mustangs. Watch Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays go over some of the finer points.
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2013 Ford Mustang
From the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2013 Ford Mustang.
2013 Ford Escape
From the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2013 Ford Escape.
2013 Dodge Dart
From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2013 Dodge Dart.
2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
If you are looking for the "James Bond" of family sedans, look no further than Ford's completely redesigned, third generation Fusion Titanium. Jaw dropping looks, combined with sharp handling, and impressive powertrains, produce one well rounded family sedan. We think if Ford improves on their value card as well as making the interior a bit more user friendly they could really have a best in class vehicle, until then, we think it's top 3.
2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6T Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
Ford injects some sex appeal into the mid-size family sedan class with its all new Fusion. We think it's the best looking car in the class and offers a wide array of technology and luxury. If you are in the market for a new midsize sedan, make sure you test drive this car.
2013 Ford Fusion Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/ford/fusion/2013/ The 2013 Ford Fusion gives you is a lot of car for the money. The mid-sized sedan segment is hotter than ever! It seems like a different manufacturer is releasing an updated and improved model every few months. The Koreans offer cars like the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata, Nissan has the all new Altima, and now Ford is ready to play catch-up with the all new 2013 Fusion. There are 3 different trim levels ranging in price from $21,700 - $32,200.
For 2013 Ford is offering 3 different engine choices available with the Fusion. The base engine is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Duratec 16-valve engine that makes 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque that manages 22 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. The 1.4 liter EcoBoost engine is most likely going to be the most popular engine. While power output may not be that great at 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque, the fuel economy ratings of 25 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway will be the selling point. The most powerful engine is the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost which makes 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque with gas mileage ratings coming in at 22 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The transmission of choice will be the 6-speed automatic, but there is a 6-speed manual option. There is also an AWD model available.
As the mid-size segment heats up, there will be front runners that do everything well and especially excel in one particular area. The Honda Accord has great engine choices, the Optima/Sonata get excellent fuel economy, and the Passat has a well sorted interior and comfortable ride. The spot where the 2013 Ford Focus rules is in the styling department. The Fusion just looks so good while in motion or when standing still. The front end is clearly inspired by Aston Martin, the headlights and wheels are aggressive, the roofline is similar to that of the Audi A7, and the rear tail lights look like they come from Maserati.
The interior is much more mundane than the outside and that's OK. The styling is German inspired with a touch of simplicity. The ergonomics are excellent and there are many technological gadgets integrated like the Ford MyTouch system.
The 2013 Ford Fusion is a great looking car with a nice selection of engines and a well sorted interior. The base price is very affordable and the higher trim levels come packed with all the bells and whistles that give the Fusion a very premium feel.
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Road Test: 2013 Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion aims high, trying to win back the midsize market for Detroit with a stylish, high tech, fuel efficient family car. John Davis with the MotorWeek road test review of the 2013 Ford Fusion.
► 2013 Ford Fusion
Ford's all-new Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford and is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.
The new Fusion is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy across customers' choice of gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid sub-segments, following through with the commitment by Ford to be the fuel-efficiency leader -- or among the leaders -- with each new model brought to market.
Fusion brings the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost™ four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.
The 1.6-liter EcoBoost is expected to deliver best-in-class four-cylinder non-hybrid fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine -- paired with a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission, available 19-inch wheels and tires, and all-wheel drive with the ability to send additional torque to the rear -- is the Fusion performance option.
The Ford Mondeo
So has the Ford Mondeo changed? Bob has a look at what's on offer from the big car.
2013 Ford Fusion first drive from Consumer Reports
The Ford Fusion stands out from a crowded family sedan market, with eye-catching styling and dynamic handling. Consumer Reports takes a first drive. Read our blog for more details on the 2013 Ford Fusion: http://bit.ly/RiYIuR
2013 Ford Fusion Park Assist
Random Acts of Fusion Popup Event and the 2013 Ford Fusion demonstrating the Park Assist at the DC Funky Fresh Foodie Fest. Thanks to Lauren for the demo driving. Thanks for watching. If you have not done it yet, check out the Random Acts of Fusion site: http://www.randomactsoffusion.com/. #backatyou
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Big news for the Fusion Hybrid: In early 2013 you will be able to get it in the Titanium Trim, see http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=37178 for more.
2013 Ford Fusion First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ford Fusion (and the 2013 Ford Mondeo) looks like the gorgeous love child of a Aston Martin and Jaguar. Or perhaps it resembles a prototype car that's designed for the spot lights of the Auto Show...a prototype that will never get built. Instead, the 2013 Fusion will be coming to a Ford dealership near you this fall. In this first drive video review we got to spend a few hours in the Fusion in the hills above Malibu and Santa Monica, California. Of course the question that we wanted to answer is a simple one....does the new 2013 Ford Fusion drive a good as it looks? Check out this TFLcar first drive review to find out.
2013 Nissan Altima Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/altima/2013/ Nissan calls the 2013 Altima the most innovative Altima ever as this model represents the 5th generation. Practically every facet of the car has been upgraded for the better from the more stylish exterior, to the smooth design and finish of the interior; the Altima looks to distance itself from the pack in a very competitive sedan segment. The 2013 Nissan Altima comes in 7 different trim levels with the base 2.5 sedan costing $21,500. The fully loaded 3.5 SL tops out at $30,080.
On the outside the first thing you notice about the 2013 Nissan Altima is the body lines which look more like Nissan's luxury line Infiniti. There are chrome accents everywhere and the rear LED taillights are hard to miss. The body and chassis are lighter thanks in part to the use of aluminum. The overall drag coefficient of the 2013 Nissan Altima was also reduced which in turn helps lower fuel consumption. The interior of the 2013 Nissan Altima is quite spacious for a mid size sedan. The materials used are very high quality and the interior features are nicely laid out. Again the Altima seems to take a que from the Infiniti design line.
There are 2 different engines options. The first is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque. The Altima might seem a bit low in the power department but with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission, Nissan thinks the 2013 Altima will net 38 MPG on the highway making it one of the most fuel efficient sedans on the road. The other engine choice is a 3.5 liter V-6 that produces 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque.
Driving dynamics are much improved as the rear suspension now consists of a multilink setup based on the 370Z sports car. The ZF Sachs shock absorbers are more commonly found on high end luxury cars from Europe. The 2013 Nissan Altima has a trick Active Understeer Control System which keeps the driver in control. Understeer is eliminated by the computer as brake pressure is applied to the inside wheel automatically.
The 2013 Nissan Altima comes loaded with a bunch of standard features. The seats have been redesigned and test to improve posture and reduce fatigue. There is an Advanced Display which makes it easy for the driver to get vehicle information and navigation instructions. The Altima comes standard with Nissan's safety shield which adds over 50 features including a Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Warning System, and Moving Object Detection System.
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