With used vehicle prices hitting a new all-time high with each passing month, it’s getting harder and harder to find a good deal on an economical car, crossover, SUV, or truck. That’s why it’s notable that Consumer Reports has highlighted a number of used Ford vehicles it considers good deals in recent weeks, including the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford C-Max, Ford Edge, Ford Taurus, and Ford Fiesta, to name a few. Now, we can add the 2016 Ford Fusion to that list as well.
The 2016 Ford Fusion made Consumer Reports‘ best used mid-size sedans under $20,000 with the best fuel economy list recently, which is notable for a number of reasons. For starters, vehicles generally suffer the bulk of their depreciation within the first five years of ownership, yet aren’t terribly old at that point, still come with most modern amenities, and performance is on par with new vehicles as well.
All six vehicles that made the list received recommended ratings when new, and have either average or better than average reliability scores as well. The 2016 Ford Fusion made the cut for its “upscale and stylish” looks, handling that’s reminiscent of a “really good European sports sedan,” and a “composed, civilized ride that’s as good as cars costing twice as much.”
2016 Fusion models can currently be had for somewhere between $14,200 and $18,975, and offer excellent fuel economy for that small outlay of cash, too – Consumer Reports averaged 24 miles-per-gallon in the city and 34 miles-per-gallon on the highway in a model equipped with Ford’s turbocharged 1.5L EcoBoost I-4.
CR‘s niggles with the 2016 Fusion are few and include a snug cabin for taller drivers, as well as poor visibility. But otherwise, the mid-size sedan offers a lot for buyers looking for an affordable, fuel-efficient used vehicle.