While Ford discontinued the Fusion last year, used examples are still earning plenty of recognition. The 2016 Fusion was recently named one of Consumer Reports‘ best sub-$20k sedans with good fuel economy, as well as one of the best fuel-efficient five-year-old hybrid sedans on the market. Now, we can add the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid to the model’s growing list of accolades, as Kelley Blue Book has named it one of the best used electrified vehicles available for less than $15,000.
“One of the most underrated deals is to buy a used hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicle,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Alternative-power vehicles have been on the market for 20 years now, so these models are well-established and have proven reliability. There also are plenty of choices out there – an attractive option to consider since currently there is a major shortage of new-car inventory across the board. Buyers of a used electrified vehicle certainly will save money at the pump, and some can even skip the gas station entirely.”
Cheap used hybrids are even more attractive in current times given the fact that gas prices continue to rise. This has driven up demand for newer electrified vehicles, but buying a used example is a much cheaper proposition, at least in the case of vehicles like the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The Fusion Hybrid is rather fuel-efficient as well, delivering 43 miles-per-gallon in the city, 39 on the highway, and 41 combined, with a total driving range of 554 miles.
Given the current state of the used car market – which is reaching new record highs with each passing month, spending $15k for the thrifty Fusion hybrid is certainly a good deal. This is especially true when we consider the fact that the average used vehicle cost $25k in June – the highest in history.