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Which Ford sedan is right for you?
by Canvas • February 20, 2019

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While Ford may have recently shifted its focus from sedans to trucks, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of good ones on the market to choose from. As of 2019, there are still numerous sleek and sexy Ford cars that you can drive down the highway. Any of these models will provide you with top-notch gas mileage, compact versatility, and potent horsepower.

Best of all —Canvas carries all of these models, meaning you can try out each one to see which you like best. But before you sign up for a car subscription, use this guide to help you narrow down your options and see which Ford sedan might be best for you.

Ford Fiesta

With seating for five, the Ford Fiesta provides room for you and your closest friends. However, if you’re more interested in toting around cargo rather than people, you’ll be pleased to know that the rear seats have a 60/40 split to better accommodate your stuff. Paired with a trunk that has a capacity of 12.8 cubic feet, you’ll be set for whatever adventures you want to head on.

As for power, the Fiesta features a 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4 engine that outputs 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. However, if you’re craving more zoom, opt for the upgraded 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine in the ST model, which ups the ante to 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. Altogether, you’ll earn approximately 27 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which will save you big on gas money.

The Fiesta is also packed with smart safety features to protect you on the road. It comes standard with the SYNC 3 system, which provides voice-activated technology for navigation, traffic, music, and more. The car also features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making it a cinch to hook up your phone to your car and play your favorite tunes.

Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is a solid commuter model that’s perfect for families driving to soccer practice or young adults commuting to their workplace. With seating for five, an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, and an exterior design guaranteed to make you swoon, the Fusion is an excellent choice for nearly any driver.

Compared to the Fiesta, the Fusion provides a serious upgrade in the power department. There are three engine options available in this car: a standard 1.5-liter (comes with the SE and SEL trims), an available 2.0-liter (available as an upgrade on the SE and standard on the Titanium trim), and a mind-boggling 2.7-liter V-6. While the lower two engines are formidable in their own right, the V-6 engine is truly out of this world, providing eager drivers with 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

As for safety features, the Fusion comes with Ford Co-Pilot360, which is a suite of active and passive technologies designed to keep you safe while driving. Some of the features available in this suite include automatic high-beam headlamps, a blind-spot information system, a lane-keeping system, a rear-view camera, and adaptive cruise control.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Like everything the Fusion has to offer but wish it was a little more environmentally friendly? If so, the Fusion Hybrid is just the car for you. It packs in all the features of the original Fusion, except it includes a 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine mated to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The result is an incredible boost in EPA estimates — 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.

To help you better monitor your energy usage, this car also comes with a SmartGauge with EcoGuide. This system provides real-time information that alerts you to just how efficient your trip is. The Brake Coach can help you maximize your fuel usage, while the Engage and Empower modes let you see precisely how much gas versus electricity you’re using.

When it comes time to top off your battery, just plug the car into a 120-volt outlet — it will be completely juiced up in seven hours. If you’re lucky enough to have a 240-volt outlet, the charge time will take just 2.5 hours.

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is billed as a car that’s “built for those who love driving,” and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you choose the base S trim or the top-of-the-line RS trim, the exterior appearance of the car is sleek, powerful, and sporty. And with 10 available exterior colors, finding a shade that fits your preferences shouldn’t be a problem.

When you slip behind the wheel of this model, you’ll be pleased to find the gas pedal is responsive to your touch, thanks to a number of engine options. In the SE, you’ll get a 1.0-liter EcoBoost standard that earns an estimated 40 mpg on the highway. Upgrading to the S, SEL, or Titanium trims will earn you a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT engine that gets 34 mpg on the highway. The ST has its own powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, while the powerhouse RS trim packs a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that offers an earth-shattering 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Engines aside, the Focus is also packed with technological features. The SYNC 3 system is available in most trims, as well as having Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are also numerous advanced safety features, including standard torque vectoring control and electric power-assisted steering.

Ford Taurus

If you’re a fan of the finer things in life, you’d probably be most happy in the Ford Taurus. This is Ford’s luxury sedan and features a number of upscale amenities for the driver and four passengers. You’ll love the heated and cooled front seats and outboard rear seats, which keep you and your passengers comfortable regardless of the outside weather.

As far as power goes, the Taurus doesn’t disappoint. It comes standard with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine that provides you with 288 horsepower — more than enough to tackle the highway. Of course, you can always upgrade to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine to get 365 total horsepower. Regardless of your choice, you’ll enjoy all-wheel drive to keep yourself safe in nearly any kind of weather or road condition.

The Taurus is loaded with advanced safety features, from a blind-spot information system to a lane-keeping system. It even comes with active park assist, which can turn parallel parking from a nightmare to a piece of cake.

As you can see, any of these cars would be a delight to drive. And if you’re not really feeling any of them, keep in mind that Canvas carries plenty of Ford SUVs and crossovers as well. Whether you’re seeking a sturdy SUV you can take on off-roading delights or a hybrid compact model to help you get to and from work every day, Canvas car subscriptions offer you the diverse selection and top-of-the-line features you’re seeking from a vehicle.