3 of 5
BACKNEXT
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Sticker price: $27,625
Mileage: 36 hwy, 41 city

With the help of its soon-to-be-separated subsidiary, Volvo, Ford has made a big push to make a mark of its own in safety. So Ford's trophy case, including Volvo, Lincoln and Mercury, now includes more Top Safety Pick awards than any other manufacturer.

While the Prius beats it on price and fuel economy, the Fusion Hybrid offers a more conservative sedan appearance and is more enjoyable to drive on a day-to-day basis. It even offers Toyota-like levels of quality and dependability, according to independent surveys.

Besides all that, the best part about the Fusion Hybrid may be its engaging animated displays that help you make the most of its fuel-saving technology without distracting you from the road.

The Fusion Hybrid's nearly identical sibling, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, shares the safety award -- and all the advantages -- but in slightly different packaging.

NEXT: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

Last updated September 18 2009: 3:05 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
Find Your Next Car
More Galleries
My whirlwind 24 hours in Taiwan as a bridal supermodel Unlike the West, Taiwanese brides-to-be sit for hun sha ?? photo sessions before their actual wedding day. The photos are seen as a status symbol as well as a way to capture the brides' youth and glamor. More
8 startups that'll make your travel experience so much better Here are the new travel apps and services that will make trips easier, less time-consuming, and more fun for the every day business traveler. More
7 'Most American' cars Cars.com says these cars do the most for the American economy. More

Special Offer