The Ford Fusion may have been discontinued years ago, but the popular sedan is still racking up accolades including a 2022 Best CPO Value in America award from Vincentric, making Kelley Blue Book’s best used electrified vehicles available for less than $15,000 list, and landing a spot on Consumer Reports‘ list of the best used cars for teens that cost less than $20k. Now, Consumer Reports has revealed its best five-year-old used hybrid sedans and hatchbacks with the best fuel economy, and the 2017 Ford Fusion has made that particular list as well, along with the Ford C-Max.
Like every other vehicle on this list, Consumer Reports singled out the 2017 Ford Fusion as it analyzed five-year-old vehicles, as those are more likely to have reached the bottom of the depreciation cycle, but are still new enough that they come with most modern performance, features, safety equipment, and creature comforts. Each vehicle on the list earned CR‘s recommended status when new, has average or better reliability, and has earned the consumer organization’s Green Choice designation.
The 2017 Ford Fusion is currently selling for between $16,600 and $22,975, yet returns an owner-reported 25 miles-per-gallon on average, for all models. However, Consumer Reports enjoyed fuel economy of 39 miles-per-gallon combined during its own testing of the hybrid variant, as well as 41 mpg on the highway, while the sedan will go up to 75 miles-per-hour on electric power alone.
In addition to being economical and efficient, CR also praised the 2017 Ford Fusion for its stylish, upscale appearance, European sports sedan-like handling, good ride quality, quiet cabin, and SYNC 3 infotainment system. Its list of complaints is far shorter, and includes poor visibility and a lack of room for taller drivers, however.