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8 Best Used Fords Under $15,000 for 2019

Ford recently announced that it’s shifting production much more heavily to crossovers and SUVs and abandoning the sedan and small car market. However, in the brand’s recent history, it has had a very diverse lineup of cars, SUVs, trucks, performance cars and even hybrids.

That means there are a lot of Fords on the used market right now that can fit just about any want, need, and budget. Here are eight of the best used Fords you can find on Autotrader for under $15,000 in 2019.

Ford Fusion

2013-2019 Ford Fusion

The second-generation Ford Fusion was a hit when it came out in 2013 and it’s aging nicely today. It stands out in the midsize sedan segment for its sharp looks, sporty handling and roomy, comfortable interior. Another thing setting it apart is available all-wheel drive, which is rare among its competitors. A used Fusion is a great value in family sedans. Find a Ford Fusion for sale

Ford Mustang

2011-2014 Ford Mustang

The S-197 generation of the iconic Ford Mustang goes all the way back to the 2005 model year, but we recommend the 2011-2014 models because of the big engine and transmission updates for the 2011 model. The Mustang switched to a much better base V6 that significantly improved performance while also achieving better fuel economy. It’s a similar story with the GT model, which got the Coyote 5.0-liter V8 in 2011 making more than 400 horsepower. No matter which configuration you choose of this Mustang, you’re getting a fun car at an affordable price. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

Ford Escape

2013-2019 Ford Escape

The third-generation Ford Escape is a nicely-packaged compact crossover that offers a lot of versatility. It has a lot of cargo space for its class making it a nice SUV for small families. Adding to its versatility is great fuel economy meaning you can have the flexibility of an SUV without breaking the bank at the fuel pump. Add in its composed handling and sharp styling and you have a small SUV that’s big on value in used Fords. Find a Ford Escape for sale

Ford F-150

2009-2014 Ford F-150

The 12th generation of the Ford F-Series is the most modern one you can easily find under the $15,000 mark. Much like with the Mustang, the engines got a lot more interesting for the F-150 starting with the 2011 model year, which introduced two new V8 engines, a new base V6 similar to the one in the Mustang and a powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6. This generation of the F-150 is in the sweet spot if you’re looking for a modern full-size pickup at a great value. Find a Ford F-150 for sale

Ford Focus

2012-2018 Ford Focus

The Focus is similar to the Escape in the sense that it stands out from its tough compact rivals with excellent handling and good fuel economy. It also has a high-quality interior that you might be surprised to find in such an affordable Ford compact. The Focus got a nice face-lift in 2015, giving it a revised look and more available features like a heated steering wheel and lots of safety tech. Available as either a sedan or a hatchback, there’s quite a bit of variety in the Focus. If you can find one, the Focus ST hot hatch is a great deal at this price point. Find a Ford Focus for sale

Ford Fiesta

2011-2019 Ford Fiesta

Since the Fiesta is already a pretty affordable car when new, you can find some really nice ones on the used market for under $15,000 like the sporty, turbocharged ST model or the luxurious Titanium trim, which adds premium features like leather seats that are heated in the front and a Sony premium audio. No matter which one you go with, the Fiesta is an excellent little car with fantastic handling, a nice interior and great fuel economy. Simply put, the Ford Fiesta is just about everything you could ask for in a subcompact car. Find a Ford Fiesta for sale

Ford Expedition

2007-2017 Ford Expedition

When it comes to full-size SUVs with truck like capability and a minivan like interior, it’s hard to beat the Ford Expedition. The third generation of this big SUV had a decade-long production run, which means they’re pretty easy to find for affordable prices on the used market. For most of the Expedition’s life, it’s been powered by a brawny V8 engine, but starting with the 2015 model, it came with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood, which actually makes more power and more torque than the V8 it replaced. That muscle combined with a nice, roomy interior make the Expedition one SUV that does it all. Find a Ford Expedition for sale

Ford C-Max Energi

2012-2018 Ford C-Max Energi

The Ford C-Max rides on the same platform as the Focus, but it’s only available as a hatchback. The Energi model is a plug-in hybrid, which means it can run on just electricity. When the EV battery dies, a gas engine kicks in to keep the car moving. That means you don’t have to worry about range anxiety like you normally would with an EV. The all-electric range of the C-Max Energi is 20 miles and some of its other perks include a nice interior and a fun-to-drive factor you might be surprised to find in an affordable hybrid. Find a Ford C-MAX for sale

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