Ford Fusion Named Best Family Sedan

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2017 Ford Fusion

A family car with a little thrill!

The 2017 Ford Fusion is the best car for your family. Says who, you ask? Says the people. The intelligent, advanced, sporty 2017 Ford Fusion just received the 2017 MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award for the Best Family Sedan. MotorWeek reviews all sorts of vehicles each year and picks the very best in multiple categories by assessing things like innovation, safety, and durability.

So what is it about the 2017 Ford Fusion that makes it great for families? A lot of the value comes from the many advanced technologies that make the Fusion easy and safe to pilot. For instance, the Ford Fusion is the first Ford vehicle on the continent to offer adaptive cruise control. This feature monitors your speed and distance between you and other vehicles, making adjustments as needed. The Fusion is also equipped with Ford’s first pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. There are many other driver-assist technologies in the 2017 Ford Fusion, which give drivers the confidence to transport their families safely.

But a family car needs to offer a little thrill to balance things out, so the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost. This makes the sedan peppy, while the intelligent all-wheel drive promises that the Fusion Sport will have a smooth and controllable handling. Come by Palmetto Ford Lincoln to test drive the 2017 Ford Fusion and see for yourself why this is the best family sedan around.


Awards for Fords

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2011 into the beginning of 2012 has been a rewarding period for the Ford Motor Company.  Recently, Ford models have won best cars for the value, loyalty awards, a best in an auto show and the truck of the year just to name a few.  Here is a brief overview of the major awards and corresponding winning models.

Best Cars for the Money

The 2012 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards car models based on quality and value.  They combine their U.S. News Best Cars rankings, with average price paid, and five-year total cost of ownership data from  These vehicles combine high ratings from reviewers, low upfront costs, and lower long-term ownership costs than their competition.

Subcompact Car – Ford Fiesta

Hatchback – Ford Fiesta

Affordable Midsize Car – Ford Fusion

Hybrid Car – Ford Fusion Hybrid

Affordable Large Car – Ford Taurus

Affordable Midsize SUV with 2 rows – Ford Edge

Polk Automotive Loyalty Award

The Polk Loyalty awards are based on customer transactions over the past year and information obtained from state registration and lease transaction information.  It recognizes owner retention of a make, model, and/or manufacturer.   This means owners had a positive experience and decided to stay with the same brand.

Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer – Ford Motor Company

Overal Loyalty to Make – Ford

African Amercian Market Loyalty to Make – Ford

Luxury Car – Lincoln MKZ

Mid/Full-Size Pickup – Ford F-Series

Compact SUV – Ford Escape

Autoweek Best in Show Award

This award is given every year to the most impressive vehicle on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  The winner of the 2012 show has been named the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion.

Motor Trend Truck of the Year

With the immense size of the Truck Market in America, the Truck of the Year award presented by Motor Trend has become more prestigious.  The 2011 winner was named the Ford F-150.  This makes the F-150 the most times a model has won the award with four and the second time it has won in the past four years.

The F-150 also won a Lifestyle Award for “Work Car of the Year”.  The Ford Mustang Boss 302 won the “Play Car of the Year”.