Number sold through September: 19,972
Difference from 2012: 16.5%
It's as if it just dawned on Ford that making the Fusion look even remotely like a sports car could do wonders for its sales. That sleek new body and tough-looking grill caught a lot of eyes over the past year, but the additions inside are the ones making buyers even happier.
With a sporty new exterior, keyless entry keypad, its own app, Microsoft's (MSFT) Sync entertainment and communications system (that doubles as a Wi-Fi hotspot), blind-spot alert system, adaptive cruise control and Hill Start Assist that holds the brake when starting on an incline, there are a ton of extraordinary features in what's supposed to be Ford's most ordinary car.Its combined 28 miles per gallon and capless fuel tank are also lovely, but its availability as both a 47 miles per gallon hybrid and as a plug-in electric vehicle is worth noting.