Great American Cars of 2015 — Under $25,000

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Ford Fusion
Starting Price: $22,500
The Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking midsize sedans on the market; if shoppers tend to choose cars based on first impressions, that would explain how Fusion sales keep climbing, and recently passing the once-invincible Honda Accord. Even the entry-level Fusion S is well equipped with Ford’s SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system, as well as a power driver’s seat, an AM/FM stereo with MP3 capability and a rearview camera. The S gets a 175-horsepower engine rated at 34 mpg on the highway. For a bit more than $25,000, Fusion is also available with AWD or as a plug-in hybrid.

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