While used vehicle prices continue to reset records with each passing month, it’s getting pretty difficult to find a good deal these days. However, FoMoCo has a few to offer, including the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which recently made Kelley Blue Book’s best used electrified vehicles available for less than $15,000 list, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which landed on iSeeCars’ best-used vehicles for under $15k list, and The Blue Ovals’ stable of trucks, which Vincentric recently gave its 2022 Best CPO Value in America award to. Now, we can add the Ford Fusion Energi to that list, as Vincentric has named the sedan its best certified pre-owned value in the EV/PHEV segment.
The Ford Fusion Energi beat out 12 other competitors to take home 2022 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America honors, thanks in part to five-year ownership costs that are 2.6 percent below expected costs based on 15,000 miles driven per year.
Vincentric measures value by first looking at these ownership costs, which it calculates by combining depreciation, insurance, repairs, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, finance, fuel, taxes, state fees, and opportunity costs. A vehicle’s expected cost of ownership is based on statistical models that correlate the price of a vehicle with the cost of ownership. Any vehicle that falls below the average value line is a better value than a vehicle that falls above the average value line. Based on that information, vehicles are assigned a value score of 1-5, with 5 representing the best value.
Ford’s CPO program is appealing to customers for a variety of reasons, starting with the fact that these vehicles are subjected to a multi-point inspection and assigned either Gold or Blue Certification before each hits the lot. Ford’s Blue Advantage CPO vehicles also include comprehensive limited warranty coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, FordPass Rewards Points eligibility, and, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week, will soon offer a 14-day, 1,000-mile money-back guarantee.