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Used Ford Cars
Fusions, Focus, Fiesta, Taurus for sale in Idaho Falls

Which Used Ford Car Should You Buy?

Overview

With Ford’s attention now on electric vehicles and fuel-efficient SUVs, the days of new sedans have come to an end. Luckily, there are still plenty of earlier, used models waiting for you! The Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Focus and Taurus are all great contenders for your next vehicle but deciding which one might seem daunting. Read on for a breakdown of these used sedans and which would be best for you.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

If you don’t mind the absence of the latest driver assistance technology or extra safety features, this sedan’s great fuel economy and low prices could be just what you need. The 2019 Fiesta ST was priced at around $22,315 when it first arrived but we imagine time has made it and its predecessors even cheaper. On top of such a low price is the outstanding fuel economy: better than all other models mentioned in this guide. This sedan gets 31 mpg in the city and 46 on the highway, making it perfect for daily commuters.

Technology features include an 8-speaker Sony stereo system, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, powered sunroof and navigation. Heated Recaro seats, 17-inch wheels and red brake calipers add to the comfort along with attractive paint colors such as, Metallic Orange Spice and Platinum White.

With its great mpg and nice list of features, this car is perfect for people who want to keep things simple yet efficient for their daily commutes.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Strengths of the Fusion include: numerous powertrain options, available all-wheel drive, attractive styling and in the 2020 model, FordPass Connect is standard. There are different engine options such as: the 1.5-liter 4 cylinder that produces 181 horsepower and the 2-liter 4 cylinder in higher trims that produces 245 horsepower and can be paired with all-wheel drive.

In terms of comfort, the Fusion provides heated seats, a SYNC3 infotainment system and Ford’s CoPilot360 driver safety package. The interior can vary from cloth seats to quilted leather as you go up the trim levels, so, if you want more comfort we recommend you take a look at the Titanium or Energi trims. Cargo space reportedly holds up to 6 carry-on bags but if you opt for the hybrid trim, the battery will take up a bit more space and lower that number to 2.

Safety features like lane-keeping assistance, automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are also standard.

Performance-wise, this sedan offers a comfortable ride with swift handling that feels more on the sporty side than it does a common family car.

We greatly recommend taking a look at the hybrid trims, which will provide 21 miles of pure electric battery, making it a great option for those who desire fuel efficiency but don’t want to drop $35,000 for a hybrid vehicle.

This versatile sedan is good for those looking for a lower-priced hybrid with a handful of good, standard features.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is reportedly fun to drive with an easy-to-use infotainment system and good fuel-efficiency (though not as good as the Fiesta). It’s clear, 8-inch touchscreen and attractive looks make it a great option, overall. Out of all trim levels, we think the SEL really offers the whole package. Originally $22,345 (prices will have most likely dropped), this trim gets you a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple Carplay/Android Auto and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Cold Weather Package is also available, offering a heated steering wheel and heated seats. Manual transmission and a very simple infotainment system are available, as well.

Fuel efficiency for this model is approximately 30 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway; impressive numbers for a sedan as the numbers actually rank above the average.

Unfortunately, we did find lots of plastic trim throughout the cabin and the back seat is short on leg room, making it pretty cramped for passengers. The Focus is also not the strongest competitor in terms of safety, offering only a few available features such as: lane-keeping assist, lane-departure signal and blind-spot monitoring. However, if you don’t need suites of luxury features, the great fuel economy and performance might just be all you need.

Handling is peppy and zippy, making it especially exciting for anyone behind the steering wheel.

So, if you seek a car that is fun to drive, with great mpg and straightforward technology, this is the one for you.

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus

Out of all mentioned models, the Taurus is the best in terms of good trunk space and comfortable passenger seating. Four grown adults can ride comfortably inside and the trunk offers about 20.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Technology includes a feature not mentioned in the other models: self-parking. This can make all the difference in tight situations by guiding your vehicle slowly and safely into the space. If what you need is a more family-friendly sedan, this model does the trick and adds this crucial technology.

Conclusion

Although Ford is moving away from the sedan world, we understand if you’re not ready, just yet. There are still some used options waiting for you, whether you choose the Fiesta, Fusion, Focus or Taurus, now you know which suits your needs best.

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