Ford's revamped 2010 Fusion sedan continues to run up the big numbers when it comes to the EPA mileage ratings. The feds have just finished calculating the ratings for the four-cylinder model and, just as with the hybrid version, the numbers are best in class. The combination of the new 2.5L four banger and the 6F35 6-speed automatic gives the Fusion 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. That's a pretty substantial boost from the 20/28 mpg ratings of the 2009 model. It's not the 43 mpg we achieved in the hybrid model, but it's quite a bit more affordable; prices start under $20,000.
Among it's primary competitors from Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, and Hyundai, the best city mileage is the Altima's 23 while the Malibu tops the highway charts at 33 mpg. The new Fusions and Mercury Milans will go on sale sometime next month.