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Ford Fusion Among Best Five Year Old Used Cars For The Money

The Ford Fusion may have been discontinued a couple of years ago, but the long-running sedan still has its fair share of fans – and it’s still garnering praise from critics, too. Most recently, the 2015 and 2018 Ford Fusion were recognized by Consumer Reports as two of the best used vehicles for teens that cost less than $20k, while the 2017 model was named one of the five-year-old used hybrid sedans and hatchbacks with the best fuel economy. That list grew recently after iSeeCars named the Fusion as one of the best 10-year-old used cars for the money, but as it turns out, it’s also one of the best five-year old models in that regard, too.

iSeeCars just released its list of the top 10 best five-year-old used vehicles for the money, a group it singled out by analyzing over two million used vehicle transactions. The company then identified the models with the longest lifespan and compared each with current used car values. The resulting list ranks five-year-old vehicles by the price of their remaining potential lifespan – or the lowest price per remaining 1,000 miles of expected lifespan.

In that sense, the Ford Fusion ranked tenth on this particular list with an average price tag of $18,793 and a remaining lifespan of 130,209 miles – which equates to $144 per 1,000 miles. iSeeCars estimates that five-year-old Fusion sedans have a potential lifespan of 201,071 miles, with around 64.8 percent of that total remaining, on average. By comparison, the top 10 best five-year-old used cars for the money list averages $20,428, with a remaining lifespan of 150,526 miles or more than 69 percent left in their total usable lifespan.

“Although used car pricing is slowly dropping, it remains near record levels, putting a serious financial pinch on first-time buyers or used car shoppers needing to replace their current vehicle. And new vehicle pricing is simply unrealistic for many consumers,” said Karl Brauer, Executive Analyst for “But we now know shoppers can buy a 10-year-old car that costs substantially less than 1-5 year-old used models, yet these vehicles still have 80,000 or more miles of life left in them. All of these top 20 cars provide a potential lifespan above 200,000 miles.”

We’ll have more on the Fusion soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Fusion news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JE

    It’s much better than any of the boring and cookie cutter SUV or crossover Ford produces today.

  2. Benny367

    It was a stylish sedan and I leased a 2014 Hybrid which got 37 MPG but it had the most recalls of any vehicle I ever owned/leased.

  3. Steve

    I have a hard time agreeing with the reliability of Fusions after waiting 3.5 months for a short block replacement due to coolant intrusion. On the heels of this we are dealing with an ABS -AdvanceTac- limp mode problem. Could be hit or miss and we just bought a lousy one but with multiple serious and chronic design problems it’s hard to tout reliability.

  4. Rich

    I have a 2015 Fusion Hybrid fully loaded with almost 202,000 miles and still get 37mpg yes it had some recalls all were covered by the dealership and I had my only break job at 110K along with change of spark plugs most all my service calls have been the “Works” oil change with tire rotation every 10K the ROI can’t be matched this was my second Fusion with the first was 2010 with 125K that got totalled which I walked away from. My next will be when the Maverick Hybrid AWD comes out in 2024 which I most likely will still have my Fusion still going strong.

  5. James Hendrick

    I have a 2017 Fusion Energi Titanium. I bought it early 2017. Sticker on it was just over $40k. Since than I have numerous problems including center control malfunction, the dash shrinking, transmission failure, and air bag malfunction and many more. The windshield is $1800 to replace. Oh the plug in part was completely bull with a range of 14 miles and 6 to 7 hours to charge. The window sticker was a complete misrepresentation of the plug in side and the sales person said it can get 104 miles per charge as the sticker presented. Dealing with any warranty was very timely. The car is currently a driveway ornament.


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