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New for 2013: Ford Cars

8/23/2012
2013 Ford Cars Model Overview

Alternative powertrains, improved fuel economy, and better performance are the common themes across Ford's 2013 car lineup. After a soft launch in 2012, the Focus Electric is more widely available for the 2013 model year. Additionally, the new Ford C-MAX multi-purpose vehicle is available only as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid. The 2013 Taurus is refreshed, and offered with a new, more fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option. On the performance front, the turbocharged Focus ST debuts and Ford infuses the Mustang's V-8 engines with extra horsepower and torque. The biggest news, however, is the completely redesigned Ford Fusion. Offered with five different powertrains--including hybrid and plug-in hybrid--and available with a long list of standard and optional features, the new 2013 Fusion should keep Ford competitive in the midsize family sedan class.


2013 Ford C-MAX
The new Ford C-MAX is a compact 5-passenger multi-purpose vehicle equipped with sliding side doors like a minivan. It is available only with alternative powertrains in the form of a gas/electric hybrid and a plug-in gas/electric hybrid, and competes directly with the Toyota Prius V.

What's New:
  • Hybrid and Energi trim levels
  • Ford Powersplit hybrid technology debuts, which allows the gas engine and electric drive system to operate together or independently
  • C-MAX Energi provides purely electric driving for short distances if lithium-ion batteries are fully charged
  • Standard keyless entry and ignition
  • Standard MyFord Touch
  • Optional MyFord Touch mobile app
  • Optional hands-free power liftgate
  • Optional panoramic glass roof
  • Optional premium sound system
  • Optional navigation system


2013 Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is a sub-compact car sold as 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan models with a choice of S, SE or Titanium trim levels. Ford dealers can install numerous accessories to personalize a Fiesta, and the car is available with a Super Fuel Economy package that bumps highway mileage to 40 mpg.

What's New:
  • S and SE trims add standard equipment
  • SES and SEL trims have been dropped in favor of new Titanium trim level
  • New Ruby Red paint color


2013 Ford Focus
One year after the Focus 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan were completely redesigned, two new trims are available. A new Focus ST performance trim joins the lineup, equipped with a turbocharged, 252-horsepower engine. The Focus Electric arrived late in the 2012 model year, featuring a 76-mile full-charge range.

What's New:
  • New Focus Electric green trim
  • New Focus ST performance trim
  • Manual transmission offered on Titanium trim


2013 Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion midsize sedan is completely redesigned for 2013, and offered with a range of brand-new gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains. All-wheel drive is optional, and the Fusion is sold in S, SE, Titanium, Hybrid and Energi trim levels.

What's New:
  • Choice of three 4-cylinder gas engines, including two turbocharged engines, one of which is equipped with automatic start/stop technology
  • Optional gas/electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains
  • New luxury-themed Titanium trim
  • Available MyFord Touch
  • Available navigation system
  • Available premium sound system
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional lane-departure warning system
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Optional cross-traffic alert system
  • Optional active park-assist system


2013 Ford Mustang
The iconic Ford Mustang is offered as a 4-passenger sports coupe and convertible. Ford restyles the Mustang for 2013, boosts the Mustang GT's performance, and transforms the Shelby GT500 into the most powerful production car in the world.

What's New:
  • Revised exterior styling with LED front and rear lighting
  • New wheel designs
  • New Track Apps technology
  • Mustang GT now generates 420 horsepower
  • Shelby GT500 now generates 662 horsepower
  • Shelby GT500 gets re-engineered transmission, steering, brakes and suspension


2013 Ford Taurus
The 2013 Ford Taurus is a full-size family sedan available with an optional all-wheel-drive system. Buyers choose between SE, SEL, Limited and SHO trims, the latter a performance-oriented variant with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. A Taurus hallmark is its large trunk, which measures 20.1 cubic feet.

What's New:
  • Exterior styling is revised, active grille shutters are added
  • Updated standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine now includes variable valve timing
  • New turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option
  • New Torque Vectoring Control technology
  • New Curve Control technology
  • Improved interior materials