For a value proposition, the Ford Fusion Hybrid would be the best choice—but the others might have a certain je ne sais quoi that could justify their higher price. Nonetheless, a bit of drive time behind the wheel would probably help in the selection process. I am doing an extended test drive (okay, it's a rental for a week-and-a-half) of a Hyundai Genesis right now, so already I am formulating some reactions to the car (it’s very smooth and blissfully quiet, but what's up with the throttle? It feels as though the car is running on a very fast idle when it's creeping, and even a light tap on the accelerator makes it lunge forward). Every car has a different driving feel, but I definitely notice a difference between the Genesis and my daily driver. So there’s no substitute for a good old-fashioned road test!
Cars for the Consumer My spouse of 19 years comes closer to replacing our 2005Accord Hybrid. Will it be the 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid? 2013 ES 300h? Or the 2013 Fusion hybrid?