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Savings and Satisfaction: Ford’s Lineup of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

No one can tell the future, but one thing everyone can make an educated guess on is fuel prices. They go up and they go down, occasionally hitting a reasonable price. If you’re trying to stay within a budget, it can be a real pain when you see the total at the pump. So what can you do? You may not be able to control gas prices, but one thing you can control is how efficient your vehicle is when it comes to gas. Your local Ford dealer wants to help drivers save a little where they can, delivering some of the best prices on some of the most fuel-efficient models available.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about trading in your gas guzzler for a while, or maybe you’re a first-time buyer looking for an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient model for your daily commute. Maybe you’re ready to make the transition to all-electric. Wherever you are in your car buying adventure, Ford has buyers covered with its lineup of budget-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicles—especially hybrids and EVs—designed to save you money every time you get behind the wheel.

The Escape

One of the best-known fuel savers of the Ford family is the Escape—particularly its hybrid options. The Ford Escape itself is a compact SUV with big possibilities. The 2022 Escape delivers a great EPA of 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway. Meanwhile, the Escape SE Hybrid takes efficiency even further with a brilliant EPA of 44 MPG city, 37MPG highway. With either model, you’ll inevitably be passing more gas stations than stopping at them.

The 5-seater 2022 Escape is made to save you time and money in more places than one. Beginning at a budget-friendly price of $26,760, this compact SUV received a 5-star crash safety rating from the NHTSA in 2022. And, whether you decide to go with the standard model or choose to upgrade to a hybrid—or even a plug-in hybrid, you know your Escape will get you where you need to go in comfort and safety only guaranteed by a Ford.

Not only that, but Ford offers several options to boost your Escape, allowing it to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle—whether you’re going with a standard, hybrid, or plug-in. Choose from a 1.5-L Ecoboost engine or a 2.0-L Ecoboost engine (for more power). As for the hybrid, check out the 2.5-L iVTC Atkinson-Cycle engine, which is more compact than ever; it takes up less cargo space than previous generations, while delivering the same efficiency the hybrid is known for. There is no wrong choice when it comes to the Escape, so the only question that remains is: which model and powertrain are right for you?

A black 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is shown near an unfinished house.

The F-150 Lightning

Trucks are notorious for being gas guzzlers. It’s always been assumed that you’d have to trade in fuel efficiency for the power of a full-size truck. Well, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Ford’s 2022 F-150 Lightning. After all, what could be better than Ford’s best-selling truck combined with the efficiency and fuel-saving capabilities of an electric vehicle?

The 100% electric full-size work truck has an astounding range of up to 320 miles on a single charge. But what would a truck be without the power it’s known for? No worries; the Lightning still delivers when you’re ready to get the job done, towing an impressive 10,000 lbs—all with zero emissions!

When it comes to charging? Again, Ford makes it easy to transition from traditional gas to electric. Install a charging station at home for ultimate convenience. When you power down from a long day, simply plug in your truck and let it power up for the next. Depending on the charging option you choose, your Lighting can be fully charged in as little as 8 hours.

Are you out on the road? Ford makes it easy to find a charging station along your route with America’s largest charging system, the BlueOval. Find locations via the touchscreen in your Lighting.

One other perk that the Lightning offers is reliable backup power. In the case of a house power outage, the Lightning is equipped with Intelligent Backup Power and an extended-battery range. Simply plug your truck into your home Ford Charge Station and allow it to power your home for up to 3 days. To help take the stress out of a stressful situation, simply get the FordPass on your smartphone; this makes it easy and efficient to connect in the case of a power outage. Are you camping or spending long hours on the job site? Use your truck to power whatever you need to get the job done.

The EcoSport

The name says it all, EcoSport. This compact sporty SUV gives drivers a great fuel economy of 23 MPG city and 29 MPG highway, while also staying budget-friendly. Beginning at $22,040, the 2022 Ford Ecosport is there for the daily commute, busy errands, and relaxing weekends away. This 5-seater SUV offers a roomy and comfortable ride for drivers and their passengers while also offering enough cargo room for sports equipment, work materials, or groceries. Capable of handling tight city streets, sharp turns, and steep hills, the Ecosport was designed to make your driving experience easier and safer than ever before.

The EcoSport is more than capable when it comes to cargo room, offering a 60/40 seat split for additional cargo space. Or, if you need even more room, fold all the seats flat for a max cargo space of 50 cu.ft. The rear trunk door swings open sideways, making it easier than ever to load and unload whatever you need to store.

While the compact EcoSport is all about efficiency and getting you where you need to go, that doesn’t mean it can’t provide a little fun. The 2022 model comes with great extras to elevate your daily driving experience. For example, a power moonroof lets in fresh air and sunshine on those days you’d rather be in the park but need to be commuting instead. Illuminate those late-night drives with interior soft ambient lighting. For extra convenience, the EcoSport puts the newest user-friendly technology at your fingertips with the SYNC 3 system’s fun-to-use 8” touchscreen. Overall, the EcoSport’s versatility and dependability make it the perfect SUV to save you money and time—now and in the long run.

A yellow 2022 Ford EcoSport is shown driving on a city street.

Friendly Without Sacrifice

When people think about fuel-efficient vehicles, they may assume that they’ll have to pay more up-front—or won’t be able to afford them at all. Or, if a vehicle is within budget, shoppers may think they’ll have to sacrifice comfort, space, power, or other assorted extras in order to save at the pump. But Ford takes all those worries and presumptions and easily dismisses them. All it takes is one glance at the Ford lineup to see that, not only do they offer a variety of vehicles from standard gas to electric—many of which deliver great fuel economy, but they help buyers stay within their budget.

Gas prices can be disappointing, but that doesn’t mean your vehicle needs to be. Whether you’re looking at that new EV and you’re ready to make the switch from fuel to all-electric, or you just want a simple, capable, everyday ride that allows you to save at the pump, Ford is there to look out for you.