Can the Ford Fusion win any more awards this year?
It’s an unlikely claim, but the Ford Fusion hybrid is in fact the most advanced car on this list. Through the body of this unpretentious family sedan runs the sturdiest bridge between the tech of the 20th century and that of the 21st.
- 2010 Audi S4
- 2010 BMW 3-series / M3
- 2010 Cadillac CTS / CTS-V
- 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
- 2010 Honda Accord
- 2010 Honda Fit
- 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 2010 Mazda 3 / Mazdaspeed 3
- 2010 Porsche Boxster / Cayman
- 2010 Volkswagen GTI
Nominees consist of all-new cars, 2009 10Best winners, cars that were not available for the 2009 competition, and those with significant updates. All cars must fall under our base-price cap of $80,000 and be on sale in January 2010.
Acura TL 6-sp manual • Acura ZDX • Audi A5 2.0T • Audi A6 3.0T • Audi S4 • Audi S5 Cabriolet • Audi TTS • BMW Z4 • BMW 3-series/M3 • Buick LaCrosse • Cadillac CTS/CTS-V • Chevrolet Camaro • Chevrolet Corvette/Grand Sport/Z06 • Ford Fusion/Fusion hybrid • Ford Mustang/Shelby GT500 • Ford Taurus/Taurus SHO • Honda Accord • Honda Fit • Honda Insight • Hyundai Genesis coupe • Infiniti G37 • Jaguar XF/XFR • Kia Forte/Forte Koup • Kia Soul • Lexus HS250h • Lexus IS convertible • Lincoln MKS EcoBoost • Lotus Evora* • Lotus Exige S 260 Sport • Mazda MX-5 Miata • Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 • Mercedes-Benz E-class • Nissan Cube • Nissan 370Z • Pontiac G8 GXP* • Pontiac Solstice coupe* • Porsche Boxster / Cayman • Porsche 911 Carrera • Subaru Legacy • Subaru Outback • Suzuki Kizashi • Toyota Prius • Toyota Venza • Volkswagen Golf*/GTI
While not necessarily timely (it being winter and all), we present to you the history of the Mustang.
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It’s the Ford Fusion!
We’ve earned: 2010 Car of the Year®!
MOTOR TREND today announced the Ford Fusion has been named MOTOR TREND’s 2010 Car of the Year®. This year marks the 60th anniversary for the MOTOR TREND award – the longest standing editorial automotive award of its kind.
Read more at MotorTrend.com.
The Ford Fusion was up against some great competitors (including a couple more Ford products, the Mustang and the all new Taurus):
- BMW 7 SERIES
- BMW Z4
- BUICK LACROSSE
- CHEVROLET CAMARO
- FORD MUSTANG
- FORD TAURUS
- HONDA INSIGHT
- HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE
- KIA FORTE
- KIA SOUL
- LEXUS HS 250H
- MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS COUPE
- MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
- NISSAN 370Z
- NISSAN CUBE
- PORSCHE PANAMERA
- SUBARU LEGACY
- SUZUKI KIZASHI
- TOYOTA PRIUS
- VOLKSWAGEN GTI
- VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN
This year there were six categories to follow for the judging criteria, previously there had been only three criteria: Superiority, Significance, and Value.
The six categories (as listed from Motor Trend):
- Design Advancement – well-executed exterior and interior styling; innovative vehicle packaging; good selection and use of materials.
- Engineering Excellence – total vehicle concept and execution; clever solutions to packaging, manufacturing and dynamics issues; cost-effective tech that benefits the consumer.
- Intended Function – how well the vehicle does the job its planners, designers, and engineers intended it to do.
- Efficiency – low fuel consumption and carbon footprint, relative to the vehicle’s competitive set.
- Safety – a vehicle’s ability to help the driver avoid a crash, as well as the secondary safety measures that protect its occupants from harm during a crash.
- Value – competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment.
Thanks to the great photographs of Amee Reehal, we can see just how fantastic the Fiesta fits into our Pacific atmosphere.
We will post a link to the full review once it’s up, but; while you are looking at some of Amee’s stuff, why not check out the portfolio too!
But while you’re here, check out this promotional video for the Fiesta!! (On our Facebook Fan page: www.Facebook.com/SteveMarshallFord)