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.