Ford Motor is one of the greatest companies in the United States and leads other Detroit automakers (General Motors and Chrysler) in the market. Besides its affordable new cars that have garnered high ratings from user surveys, Ford certainly has indelible reasons to gain a bigger share in the car industry. One huge factor for its success is the changes they have made to manufacturing. They focused on making better cars with higher miles-per-gallon rates, such as the Fusion and Fusion Hybrid models. So if you are looking into buying a Ford vehicle, let’s take a look at the most reliable Ford cars sold in the market.
As mentioned, Fusion is one of the bestselling domestic cars in the country due to its reliability. Even Consumer Reports describes Fusion as more dependable (and much more affordable) than the Toyota Camry. At first glance, this midsize sedan looks conservative and classy, and once you venture inside, you’ll find a spacious and comfortable interior. The 2008 and 2009 models either had a satisfactory 160-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine installed or a faster and smoother 221-horsepower 3-liter V6 and 6-speed automatic. Fusion’s options include the first generation of SYNC multimedia control system, a rear-park assist, and a voice-activated navigator.
Ford Crown Victoria
If you are not convinced of Crown Vic’s reliability, check out many police cars that carry this brand all over the country. No other American car is found to be as durable as this; that’s why Ford produced 9.6 million Crown Vics in the past. Its body is built separately from the frame making the car able to survive collisions that would have totaled lesser unit-body vehicles. Besides its roomy interior and durability, this Ford model is also easy on the wallet.
Out of all other full-size pickup trucks, the 2014 Ford F-150 ranks 4 out of 10 based on U.S. News analysis and test drives. Through the years, F-150 has been the bestselling truck compared to the competition, and it is not just because its rivals are weak, but because Ford knows the features that customers want and packages them into a contemporary-looking and reliable vehicle. Its depth and breadth of engines, capability, and features has always impressed Ford’s loyal customers, and F-150 is definitely built for all occasions and occupations.
Besides the 2014 Mustang’s high reliability score, its affordable price has also made this model a very compelling purchase for many drivers. Offering more horsepower than other cars in its class, its V8-powered Mustang is proven to have a straight-line performance and makes it a top pick among muscle cars. Plus, another reason why parents love it is it comes with Ford’s MyKey system, so parents can limit the Mustang’s top speed and stereo volume. Not only reliable, but also teenage-driver friendly.
Ford’s attractive rendition of the classic full-size American sedan, the 2014 Ford Taurus, is a great alternative to Toyota Avalon or Chevrolet Impala. Besides its engine lineup, expect the Taurus to have plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Having a powerful base engine and spacious interior and trunk, the tech features may be too complicated for some. Still its V6 engine is known for its strong, refined acceleration and the 6-speed automatic transmission shifts very smoothly. You can also expect fuel efficiency with its engine compared with V8-powered rivals.
About the Author: A Detroit native, Michael Potts loves to share useful insights on American vehicles to help first-time car buyers on making the right purchase. He works at Warrick Ford Warranty, a car insurance company. You can visit their website here.