In today’s roller-coaster economy, every dollar saved is a dollar earned. One large drain on your budget is fueling up the car. Thankfully, Ford engineers some of the most fuel efficient cars on the planet, above and beyond its lineup of hybrids and all-electric (EV) vehicles. Read on to discover five fuel efficient Fords that will help you save big bucks at the pump.
The subcompact 2018 Fiesta has the nimble handling of a sports sedan and is a delight to drive. Every trim level offers a well-appointed interior, and the ST model delivers unexpectedly quick acceleration.
The Fiesta is loaded with Ford’s improved Sync 3 infotainment system and a standard rearview camera. With the smallest, stock engine, you’ll get 120 horsepower for an eco-friendly 27 mpg city and 35 on the highway. This model starts at just $22,215.
Escape Compact SUV
There aren’t many compact SUVs on the market that can tow up to 3,500 pounds and still earn 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The 2018 Escape’s eye-catching interior, reliable performance, and high safety scores make it an all-around best value.
With its fuel-saving stop-start feature, the available 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers better fuel efficiency than the stock engine. Upgrade to the turbo to get the best bang for your buck, all for a base sticker price of just $23,940.
The legendary F-150 delivers everything a truck enthusiast could wish for and has been awarded Motor Trend’s 2018 Truck of the Year award. From class-leading towing and hauling capacity to its full suite of high tech features, you get all this performance and exceptional fuel economy.
With Ford’s innovative EcoBoost engine, the F-150 earns some of the best mpg ratings in its class: a remarkable 18 city and 24 highway mpg. The F-150 starts at just $27,750 for the base XL.
C-Max Hybrid Wagon
Our favorite Ford in today’s modern, low-impact lineup is the playful 2018 C-MAX hybrid. Its highlights include a roomy, upscale interior, agile handling, and quick acceleration. The combined 188 horsepower, four-cylinder engine and electric motor seamlessly switch from electric to gas propulsion, earning 42 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. You can purchase the C-Max SE hybrid for just $24,120.
Alternative powertrains, like the one under the hood of the all-electric 2018 Ford Focus, are appealing to environmentally conscious drivers. The Ford Focus uses just 118 city and 96 highway MPGe and gets a 100-mile range with its 107 kW motor and 33.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The 2018 Focus EV features a comfortable cabin that’s packed with amenities, such as a smart gauge with an eco-guide instrument cluster, for a starting MSRP of $29,120.
Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when buying your next new car. Fewer fill-ups mean you’ll breathe less smog in the air, too. Leave those gas guzzlers on the lot, and test drive your favorite fuel-efficient Ford at your local dealership today.