Ford is a brand that has long been known for offering outstanding value in its wide variety of vehicles. From cars to trucks to SUVs, there’s a Ford out there for just about everybody. The average new car transaction price is in the mid-$30k range, but if you’re looking to spend a little less than that, a Ford dealer might be a good place to start.
Here are six great new Fords you can get for under $30,000 in 2019 including destination charges.
2019 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is a living legend, not only for its impressive performance or cool aesthetic, but for the amazing value it delivers to its drivers. Going with the base model of the Mustang used to be a bit of a compromise, but that’s hardly the case anymore. The EcoBoost Mustang, which can be had for less than $30k, is powered by an impressive turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque while returning up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s a balance of performance and efficiency you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else, and the affordable price point of the Mustang makes it hard to resist. Find a Ford Mustang for sale
2019 Ford Escape
For a practical compact crossover, one of your best options is the Ford Escape. Some SUVs in this class have disappointingly tight cargo space, but the Escape hasn’t forgotten that it’s a utility vehicle and offers ample cargo room. The Escape also has delightfully agile handling which is a welcome surprise in a small SUV. With a budget of $30,000, you can get the midrange Escape SE with all-wheel drive (AWD), which includes a peppy and frugal EcoBoost engine, the user-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a power driver’s seats, push-button start and more. There are a lot of great compact crossovers on the market, and the Escape continues to stand out as a top choice. Find a Ford Escape for sale
2019 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger is back for 2019 as the brand’s midsize pickup offering. If a full-size F-150 is too big or expensive for you, the Ranger is an excellent alternative and tougher than you might think. It has a class-leading maximum payload rating of 1,860 pounds and it can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Ranger is also one of the more efficient offerings in this class with a rating of up to 21 mpg in the city/26 mpg hwy. If you’re looking to spend up to $30,000 on a Ranger, we like the XLT model which gives you an improved exterior with a painted front bumper and aluminum wheels, front and rear parking sensors, the Ford Co-Pilot360 driver assistance technology suite, fog lamps and more. However, if you want 4-wheel drive (4WD) or the 4-door SuperCrew cab and want to keep the price under $30k, you’ll have to go for the more stripped-down XL model. Find a Ford Ranger for sale
2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion is already a great midsize sedan. Add a hybrid powertrain that achieves an impressive fuel economy rating of 43 mpg city/41 mpg hwy and you have a nice, modern sedan that flies under the radar as an efficient hybrid. Like every Fusion, the Fusion Hybrid has a well-appointed interior, even at the base level, with roomy, comfortable seats both in front and in back. It also offers agile handling, giving it a nice, sporty feel. It’s so fun to drive, you might forget that you’re getting over 40 mpg. The Hybrid SE model that can be had for less than $30,000 comes quite well-equipped with SYNC 3, adaptive cruise control, navigation and more. Find a Ford Fusion Hybrid for sale
2019 Ford F-150
It’s possible to get a brand-new Ford F-150 for less than $30,000, but just barely. If you just need a bare-bones full-size pickup and aren’t concerned about a fancy interior or even having a back seat, then the base F-150 XL with a regular cab and 2-wheel drive (2WD) is a great workhorse. In fact, with trucks getting so fancy these days, it’s a little refreshing to drive a no-frills pickup with steel wheels, a vinyl floor and cloth seats. No matter which trim of the F-150 you go with, you’re getting a tough, reliable, capable truck that’s as at home on a worksite as it is on your commute making it a strong value in new Fords. Find a Ford F-150 for sale
2019 Ford Taurus
The Ford Taurus is a stalwart in American full-size sedans for the practicality, comfort and value that it offers families. It has a roomy interior, a huge trunk and a comfortable ride making it an excellent road trip car that’s happy to eat up miles on the highway. It also has available AWD which is uncommon in this class, unfortunately. The styling of the Taurus is understated and sophisticated and it’s classy enough that your neighbors might think you spend more than you actually did on this handsome sedan. Style, technology and comfort are all nicely balanced in an affordable package in the Ford Taurus. Find a Ford Taurus for sale