Best Fords for Graduates

If you’re heading to college next semester or starting your first major job, you may be looking for something that’s affordable and reliable. These Ford models pack a lot of value, including smart safety tools, all while promising a smooth and efficient performance.


The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car that’s available in both hatchback and sedan bodystyles, making this little car more customizable for young drivers with particular taste. With a starting price that’s reasonable and an engine that delivers up to 35 mpg on the highway*, the Fiesta is great for anyone who needs an affordable commuter.


If you want something in the mid-size sedan class, the Fusion is a good pick. This Ford model has lots of bang for the buck, like standard driver-assist safety features in the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite. The 2020 Fusion is available in gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. Drivers who have a lot of in-town commuting to do can enjoy up to 43 mpg in the city* with the Fusion Hybrid.


The adventure-ready EcoSport is the perfect efficient option for the college bound student who wants to enjoy some weekends away from campus. Standard 60/40 flip-up and fold-flat rear seats make more room for camping gear or other cargo, while available intelligent 4WD provides more traction on unpaved terrains or wet streets. With available driver-assist technologies and up to 29 mpg on the highway*, you’ll feel good taking the EcoSport out to work or play.

If you need help finding the right car for the next chapter in your life, contact the team at Westland Ford.

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no doubt the mother in your life deserves something special! But what do you buy for the mom who has everything? These accessories for the Ford Explorer will enhance the daily life of the busy mom who is always on the go in her Explorer SUV.

Rear, Premium Dog Seat Cover with Hammock

If you’re buying for a mother who counts a four-legged companion as one of her children, a rear seat dog seat cover is a great gift! This one by 4Knines is simple to install, remove, and clean. Its hammock extension provides more security for the furry passengers, while keeping both the seat and floor fur-free.

Racks and Carriers

The Ford Explorer has generous cargo space in its cabin, but if your family likes to take long trips together you might want even more room for luggage and cargo. Enter the collection of racks and carriers by THULE. You’ll find options designed specifically for bikes as well as cargo boxes that are perfect for family vacation. 

Keyless Entry Keypad

With a Keyless Entry Keypad, there’s no need to access the car keys or key fob in order to open the Explorer, making this the perfect accessory gift for the mother who always has her hands full.

If you need help finding similar accessories for other Ford models, contact us at Westland Ford and we’ll be glad to help.