You’ve probably heard the news by now; Ford is discontinuing most of its sedan lines in North America. Trucks have long been the bedrock of Ford’s lineup, and demand continues to rise for versatile and capable SUVs. Unfortunately, this has left demand for the modest sedan dropping off steadily, and Ford has made the tough call to end the line.
This might seem like bad news, but there are a few good things to take away from it. First off, if you’re thinking about buying a Ford sedan, now’s a good time. Ford will be looking to clear them out, and you might be able to get a great deal on Fiesta, Fusion or Taurus models! Second, if you already have a sedan, you don’t need to worry about the end of the line—Ford will continue to support its discontinued line of vehicles for the foreseeable future, so parts and accessories will still be available.
Which cars are taking their final drive down the highway and into the sunset? Let’s pay some tribute to the fallen, as we look at the final roundup of models the Ford sedans will ever offer.
The subcompact Ford Fiesta is a fun, functional little car for those looking to get around town without much fuss. Despite the small size, Ford has packed a whole lot into the Fiesta—from interior space to features. The zippy 1.0L EcoBoost engine, or more robust 1.6L EcoBoost engine are more than capable of handling your daily commute (or even a trip out of town), while offering up tremendous gas mileage. Plus, the little Fiesta is great for city driving, with fantastic cornering and handling for urban roads, and that subcompact capability to fit into small nooks and crannies around town. The aptly named Fiesta is a fun little car to drive.
The Ford Fusion is the mid-sized middle child of the sedan lineup. More spacious than its little brother the Fiesta, the Fusion isn’t just a smart looking vehicle—it also features some of the latest smart technologies to help you get around. Coming standard with a more powerful 1.5L EcoBoost engine, the Fusion also offers both hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for the driver who wants to say goodbye to frequent fill-ups and hello to eco-conscious driving. This final model of the Fusion also brings some luxury to the lineup, offering many high-tech features standard that other sedans would consider optional upgrades. The Ford Fusion is a sleek, stylish, and—dare we say it?—futuristic looking car.
The full-sized Ford Taurus is the larger car for when you don’t want a big vehicle, but still need to move a family. The spacious interior is designed with care to give maximum comfort, while keeping everything well within reach of the driver and passengers. A standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine, you can enjoy the thrumming horsepower of an SUV or Truck, and feel as imposing as you look on the road. And despite being a heavier-duty sedan, the Taurus never skimps on the little touches which make it a stylish and pleasurable ride.
So, a little good news; the Ford Mustang isn’t going anywhere. There’s still demand for this iconic muscle car, and Ford will continue to churn them out for the North American market for as long as teenage boys and middle-aged men are still buying them! (Which is not to say those are the only people who love the Ford Mustang, but there’s a stereotype there we couldn’t resist winking at.) Plus, never say never! There’s always the possibility Ford will surprise us with the return of one of these great automobiles some day in the future. After all, the Ford Bronco is due to make a comeback in 2020.
Obviously the lineup of Ford sedans will remain available until they’re gone, so check out what we’ve got available here at Team Ford if you want to get your hands on the last generation of the Fiesta, Fusion or Taurus.