American Cars Under $25,000

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Ford Fusion
Price: Starting at $22,110
The Ford Fusion received a complete makeover for the 2013 model year, getting a bold new look that included a long nose, sloping roofline and short rear deck to create a much more upscale look from the previous conservative design. Fast-forward a few years and the 2017 Fusion debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January and is scheduled to go on sale in summer 2016 with three EcoBoost engine choices, two hybrid versions and a new Fusion V6 Sport with all-wheel-drive. The 2016 model continues with minor updates including a redesigned center stack with a simplified user interface with SYNC screen and mechanical buttons. A new S Appearance Package includes 18-inch alloy painted Ebony black wheels, front fog lights and a rear spoiler while the SE Cold Weather Package offers Power Code Remote Start System, heated cloth seats and all-weather floor mats. The standard engine is a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with two optional EcoBoost engines: a 181-horsepower 1.5 liter and a 240-horsepower 2.0 liter. Intelligent all-wheel drive is offered as an option. The Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid are also available, combining a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine with an electronic continuously variable transmission and an electric motor.

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