This is going to be one heck of a trip: 10 days, over 3,000 miles, two people all in one 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. We have a lot planned for readers on this trip too. A bunch of companies have provided some gear in the spirit of the road trip. Navigon gave us a bunch of GPSs, Jabra is throwing in BT350 headsets and Bluetooth speakerphones. We have Black and Decker power inverters, a couple of WowWee Rovios, and even a Nokia N96 to give away during the trip. Some contest will be on CrunchGear’s main site, and others will be given away to my Twitter followers. (@MJBurnsy) (twitter is your best chance)
Best of all though, we get to spend a bunch of time with what might be one of the hottest hybrids on the road. The EPA claims this thing gets 41 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. Plus, it has that sweet LCD dashboard cluster. It’s going to great. Stay tuned for the contests, giveaways and info about the hybrid. A contest will go up shortly when we hit the first leg of our trip within an hours. (Hint: It involves you guessing the MPG used between Dearborn, MI and Chicago, IL for a brand new, unreleased GPS unit.)
Editor’s Note: Matt’s expenses at the end of this trip will be paid by the Ford Motor Company. We are not required to write anything good – or anything, really – about the Fusion during the course of the trip although we did choose to partake in the trip because of the technology in the car itself.