24. Ford Fusion / Mondeo
Starting price: $23,475
The Ford Fusion (or Mondeo as the auto is branded by Ford in Europe) is one of the most affordable, high-quality sedans sold on the market today. The auto features a highly-rated style, a large number of tech features, and is an above average handling sedan. The stock engine in the vehicle is a 2.5 liter V-4 rated at 175 horsepower. Consumers also have the choice to upgrade to a 1.5 liter four-cylinder rated at 181 horsepower, or to a 2.0 liter turbo-four rated at 240 horsepower when buying the automobile new. All drivetrains are coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with the ability to upgrade from front to all-wheel drive. Ford also sells two hybrid models of the auto powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor rated at 188 horsepower. The plug-in model has an average 19 mile electric-only road range. The top overall speed of the vehicle is 124 MPH, and the vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 7.3 seconds. The Fusion / Mondeo’s gas mileage rating is 22 MPG (city) and 31 MPG (highway).