The Ford Fusion may have been discontinued back in 2020, but the sedan continues to rack up awards and various other accolades from critics, years later. That praise includes earning a spot on Consumer Reports‘ best used cars for teens that cost less than $20k and best five-year-old used hybrid sedans and hatchbacks with the best fuel economy lists, as well as one of Kelley Blue Book’s roundup of the best used electrified vehicles available for less than $15,000, and iSeeCars’ list of the best five-year-old and top 20 best used cars for the money. Now, iSeeCars has also praised the Ford Fusion for being among the best 10-year-old hybrids for the money, too.
iSeeCars’ list of the best 10-year-old hybrids for the money was determined 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 these 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 Hybrid ranked fifth on this particular list with an average price tag of $10,948 and a remaining lifespan of 69,162 miles – which equates to $158 per 1,000 miles. iSeeCars estimates that ten-year-old electrified Fusion sedans have a potential lifespan of 175,670 miles, with around 39.4 percent of that total remaining, on average. By comparison, the top 10 best 10-year-old used hybrids for the money list averages $13,639, with a remaining lifespan of 103,133 miles or 47 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 iSeeCars.com. “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.”