Ford Nabs Three of the 10 Spots in Latest’s Top 10 List

In addition to receiving considerable positive new-vehicle reviews, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Taurus and Flex have been selected as Top 10 Family Cars for 2010 by the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s Vehicles are chosen based on factors such as resale value, fuel efficiency, capability and kid-friendliness.

“While the product landscape in the new-car world seems ever-changing, the vehicle needs of the typical American family remain fairly constant; capable versatility, value, safety and economical factors usually remain top-of-mind,” said Jack R. Nerad, Executive Editorial Director and Executive Market Analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s

Nerad says the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a top pick for families because it saves money at the pump, keeps everyone entertained with the latest Ford SYNC® technology, and scores high in terms of ride and handling.

“The Ford Fusion Hybrid doesn’t scream its hybrid-ness to the multitudes,” he said. “Instead, it provides what many of us at Kelley Blue Book feel is the best hybrid experience on the road. We love the way the Fusion Hybrid rides and handles, and we applaud its innovative dash and environmental credentials.”

Nerad says customers in the market for a family car should also consider the Ford Taurus because it delivers features that American families will appreciate.

“What was once merely a competent full-size sedan has transformed into a visually striking technological tour de force,” he said. “With features uncommon in its segment, a roomy cabin, cavernous trunk, and nimbleness that belies its size, the redesigned Ford Taurus is a family car that pleases everyone, including the driver.”

Nerad says if the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s had to pick an overall winner from the “Top 10 Family Cars for 2010,” the Ford Flex might get the nod.

“The Ford Flex leaves plain-vanilla crossovers behind with its distinctive styling, and it has all the comfort and convenience features required to be a great transcontinental family tourer while performing equally well in getting the kids to softball practice,” he said. “It drives better than some midsize sedans, offers comfortable seating for seven, and boasts a long list of available interior amenities including an array of infotainment features and even a small refrigerator.”

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Rick I test drove and loved the Ford Fusion back in the beginning of May. I have been searching for over 7 weeks now and no one can find me one to buy. I was told it is because they stopped making the 2010 and are working on the 2011's. Thats nice, but what about people that need there car now and cant wait until August or September to get there new car. I have always loved the Ford's, but I find this very inconvient to have to wait over three months to get a new car. So Ford, what is really going on? I cant get anyone to give me an honest answer from Ford. If you want to keep customers buisness, you have to maintain stock. Signed...a very disappointed customer...for I guess I will have to look to other companies to get my new car...then American companies wonder why American's buy Foreign cars.
4 year(s) ago via
Doug Korthof Ford once has a plug-in car; why not now? What's stopping Ford from resuming production of a plug-in?? Until that happens, Ford is still the same old fossil company.
4 year(s) ago via
willard ken we have more corn than oil,i would rather pay a local farmer than a shiek
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Doug It's nice to see that Ford is comming back. I have to say I have only driven Ford vehicles, My 2000 Mercury Mystique was a great car and problem free. I recently traded it in as I needed a larger car and picked up a 2006 Ford Freestyle. What a wonderful car, I have had it over a year now and not a single problem. Love the ride and lots of room. Friends have remarked that the car is comfortable and has surprising room in it for the size. Great job Ford keep up the good work. One mor thing my 1971 Ford LTD Convertable is still running around too and looks great. Ford Quiltiy is Job Number 1 in my book.
4 year(s) ago via
ken Why would you want flex fuel E85 uses more energy to produce it than you gain from its inclusion with gasoline and it provides a lower fuel economy when it comes to MPG
4 year(s) ago via
reg I need to know what vehicle Ford has that are flex fuel capable.
4 year(s) ago via
Steven P I just checked out the full list on KBB site and it looks like 6 of the 10 are American Made, leaving 2 Hondas, a Subaru, and a Hyundai. Good to see that none of Toyota's model made the list. That has got to be a huge blow for Toyota. IMO, Toyota is going the direction of the OLD Ford Motor Company; plain cookie cutter looking cars, slouching resale values, and the biggest recall of an "American" car. I see Toyota's fate already. Ford will again reign supreme in the market within the next few years if they keep making cars people want.
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Kent Hildebrand As the very proud owner of a 1988 Mercury Colony Park stationwagon I feel qualified to designate the Flex as the current "Family Car". (And yes, mine does have the "woody sides"). Seating seven or taking your fishing equipment on a long cross country tour, its the best I have seen and like its older sibling, it turns a few heads. Well done!!!
4 year(s) ago via
Patrick I firmly believe that the all new next generation 2012 Ford Focus will be on this list as well next year!
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