It has been a HORRIBLE spring for allergies. So when I was approached to test drive the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybird, designed to be hypoallergenic, I said an enthusiastic “Yes!”
Can a car really help you stave off an allergy attack? I was doubtful at first. Thus far nothing has really relieved my symptoms and after suffering through a long Chicago winter, I wasn’t about to stay indoors and hide from my pesky enemy: pollen! Having the chance to test the Ford Fusion Hybrid, a car that allegedly “helps to minimize the pollen and skin irritants because it has more than 100 materials and components that meet stringent standards to minimize potential allergy issues,” seemed like a perfect product for our family to try; we all suffer from one allergy or another. As a bonus, we were able to drive during the worst week of allergy season thus far: mid-May.
My family actually sensed a difference traveling in the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid in comparison to being our old jalopy! Whether it was because the car was new or because of the well-spaced cabin air filters, the air around us seemed really “clean.” As an added bonus, I felt more alert and less sleepy behind the wheel than I normally do when I drive my car.
The best adjective we used describe the experience of being in the Ford Fusion Hybrid is “fresh.” Almost as soon as Lulu got in the car, she stopped sniffling and sneezing. We felt like we could take deep breaths and were refreshed, not sleepy or stuffed up. But when we exited the car, the “fresh” feeling dissipated. Maybe the scientists at Ford were onto something?
An added bonus? Taking advantage of the car’s GPS that coincidently connected to an “Allergy Alert” app alerting the driver (me) of potential allergy triggers. (On a side note, this car handled extremely well, had comfortable seats and plenty of leg room)
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I read the press release stating that this car could aid in protecting your family from airborne allergens while traveling in the car. But after a week of comfortable driving and no sneezing, I’m convinced; there IS SOMETHING to this CAR! There were literally no “snotty” tissues to pick up, no complaints of sore throats and plenty of child-parent conversations that didn’t involve someone asking me for a tissue.
In fact, as we consider our next car options, the Ford Focus Hybrid has been added to the top of our list. If that isn’t an endorsement, I don’t know what is?