U.S. News Recognizes 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid as Best Hybrid Car for Families

U.S. News recently awarded the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid with their Best Hybrid Car for Families Award

Online PR News – 01-April-2013 – Staunton Virginia – U.S. News has recently announced the winners of the 2013 Best Cars for Families Awards. This year, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid has swept the Hybrid Car segment, receiving the Best Hybrid Car for Families award. The fuel-efficient 2013 Fusion Hybrid is now available for families to purchase or lease at Paul Obaugh Ford of Staunton, VA.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid proves to have the best combination of reliability, safety, and family-friendly features in the hybrid vehicle segment this year. The Fusion Hybrid is known for ample backseat space and comfort, with top-class fuel economy ratings that keep parents satisfied as well. The 2013 Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle I4 engine, paired with an electric motor and eCTV automatic transmission to generate 188 horsepower. Saving owners trips to the gas station and money in their pocket, the efficient Fusion Hybrid returns an average of 47 city/ 47 highway miles-per-gallon. Using electric power alone, the Fusion Hybrid can accelerate up to 62 miles per hour.

In the hybrid segment, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid stands out for having advanced technology and innovative safety features. Ford’s new Regenerative Braking System captures over 90% of energy lost though heat when the vehicle brakes, recycling the energy in order to recharge the hybrid battery. Not only does this help maximize efficiency, but it also minimizes wear on brake pads, leading to lower maintenance costs.

Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide technology is also featured in the Fusion Hybrid, keeping drivers informed on their ‘green’ vehicle. The dual-LCD screen located in the dash provides real-time information to drivers to help them maximize fuel efficiency as much as possible. Several other family-friendly technologies contributing to the 2013 Fusion Hybrid’s award this year include Blind Spot Information System, SNYC with AppLink, Lane-Keeping System and Active Park Assist.

The award-winning 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is currently available for families to lease or purchase at Paul Obaugh Ford. Members of the Staunton, VA community who are interested in the efficiency, safety, and reliability features of the hybrid are encouraged to stop by Paul Obaugh Ford today. Sales associates can assist customers, setting them up for a test drive if they wish. More information on the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid can be found online at www.PaulObaughFord.com/.

About Paul Obaugh Ford: Paul Obaugh Ford in Staunton, Virginia, is a proud provider of the finest new and used Ford vehicles and parts around. Offering industry bests such as the powerful F-150 and the efficient Fusion, Paul Obaugh Ford serves the community with delight and has done so since 1976. Paul Obaugh Ford also offers auto service and finance.