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2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year

2010 Ford Fusion 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year

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
  • MAZDA3
  • 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.