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.

Smart Subcompact SUVs on the Rise

Subcompact SUVs from Ford are on the rise!


When shopping around for the perfect vehicle, drivers are often looking to get the most for their money. In the past couple of years, a new type of vehicle has gained popularity among American drivers: the subcompact SUV. The subcompact SUV segment is the fastest growing segment in the auto industry, providing the perfect combination of performance, capability, and affordability to drivers.

You might expect that only older drivers are making the jump to SUVs, but that’s not the case. As Erich Merkle, a Ford U.S. Sales analyst, said, “Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials – everybody wants their SUV, and Gen Z is no different.” Many young drivers are moving away from subcompact cars and towards new, smart subcompact SUVs. Four years ago, American drivers in the 18-to-24-year old demographic bought 8,121 subcompact cars and 443 subcompact SUVs. In 2017, however, they bought 3,981 subcompact cars and 2,840 subcompact SUVs. This remarkable jump is a 541 percent increase in subcompact SUV sales.

Ford is always keeping the wants and needs of contemporary drivers in mind, and that’s why the automaker introduced the Ford EcoSport this year to compete in the subcompact SUV segment. This sporty vehicle will perfectly meet the needs of a variety of drivers and boasts exceptional efficiency, space, and state-of-the-art features across the board. In particular, the connectivity features of the EcoSport will perfectly suit the connected lifestyles of young drivers.

You can learn more about the incredible Ford EcoSport when you visit Westland Ford.