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.