Fuel Economy Ratings of most 2013 Family Sedans Continue to Increase


A lot of car experts have recently realized that a lot of mid-size family sedan models bearing the 2013 model year are introduced into the market with impressive fuel economy ratings.  This trend was probably brought about by the rising demand for fuel-efficient mid-size family sedan models. The increase in demand has actually encouraged almost all car makers to upgrade their existing mid-size sedans by trimming the fuel consumption of these vehicles down without the need to reduce the overall running performance that they provide. Among the most popular fuel-efficient mid-size family sedans bearing the 2013 model year that would be introduced into the market this year are the following.

1. 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan is considered as one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size family sedan in the market at present. This vehicle was recently subjected to a major redesign and the changes made on it have improved almost all of the sedan’s features including its fuel economy ratings.

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan which is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission. This sedan was recently rated by the EPA and it obtained the ratings of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. Given these figures, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan could be considered as the most fuel-efficient model in the segment which is powered by a gasoline engine.

This sedan will arrive at the company’s dealerships in the US within this month. This will be sold at a starting price of $22,280 including the shipping charge of $780.

2.  2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion which will go on sale this fall competes with the Altima sedan in terms of fuel economy. This is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Although the Fusion was not rated by the EPA, it is expected that this vehicle would emerge as one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size family sedan in the market today since Ford’s estimations revealed that this sedan will probably obtain the ratings of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The price of the 2013 Ford Fusion will start at $22,495 including the shipping charge of $795.

3. 2013 Honda Accord

The 2013 Honda Accord is due to arrive at the company’s dealerships in the US this fall. This will be powered by a 2.4-liter direct injected 4-cylinder engine. Although Honda has not yet announced the details about this vehicle, it is expected that this would surely obtain the ratings which is similar to the 2012 version’s 23 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

About Marty Bay

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