Setting a budget is one of the first things you do before you buy a vehicle. Not only does it give you an idea of what you can afford, it also helps narrow your search. But it can be disheartening. You work hard for your money and sometimes the options just don’t feel like they match the cash. That’s why it’s important to know which vehicles give you the best bang for your buck. So if you’re looking at Buying a Vehicle with a $30,000 Budget, here are just a few of your options at Kentwood Ford.
2016 Ford Focus SE
Fuel Efficiency: 7.9/5.9 L/100KM | City, Highway
- 0L EcoBoost®I-3 Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
- 16-inch Painted Aluminum Wheels
- AdvanceTrac®with ESC
- SYNC®Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System with 4.2 LCD Display in Centre Stack and audio input jack
- Grille – black with chrome trim
- Cruise Control
- 6-speed manual transmission
The Ford Focus is one of the most popular compact cars in North America. From top to bottom, you get exceptional quality for an affordable price. Plus, with its sporty styling and wide-mouthed grille, the Focus stands out in a segment of vehicles that all look pretty much the same.
The Focus’ SE trim comes with a laundry list of features, including Hill Start Assist, Torque Vectoring Control and Active Grille Shutters. And because it’s been enabled with Auto Start-Stop Technology, the 2.0L EcoBoost engine gives drivers a great performance and a great fuel economy.
With the 2016 Focus, Ford’s embraced quality at an affordable price. A great pick for small families, students, first-time buyers or anyone looking for a small car that delivers.
2017 Ford Escape S
Fuel Efficiency: 10.1/7.4 L/100KM City, Highway
- 5L EcoBoost Engine
- Cloth-trimmed front heated bucket seats with 6-way manual driver’s seat, 4-way manual passenger seat
- Standard 6-Speed SelectShift®Automatic Transmission
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio13
- Sync 3 Optional
- Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
- Fog Lights
- Engine Block Heater
- Dual Chrome Exhaust
The 2017 Ford Escape is a spacious, comfortable crossover that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to own. The 1.5L EcoBoost engine offers owners impressive performance while the Twin-Scroll turbocharger gives the Escape ultra fast time-to-torque, resulting in instantaneous power on demand.
The Escape also comes with an extensive list of high-tech features, including driver-assist technologies like Lane-Keeping System, BLIS (Blind Spot Info System) and Park assist which is designed to help drivers parallel and perpendicular parking when backing up.
Power windows, steering wheel cruise and audio controls and Sirius Satellite Radio all come standard. In fact, the SE model is nearly fully-loaded. Plus, with an agile ride and a respectable fuel economy – especially in the compact crossover class – it’s an excellent deal. Especially if you decide to finance.
2016 Buick Regal
Fuel Efficiency: 11.4/7.9 L/100KM | City, Highway
- 0L 4L Engine
- 6 Speed Automatic Transmission for eAssist
- Air Conditioning with Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control
- Heated Driver and Front Passenger Seats
- HID Headlamps
- Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
- Rear Vision Camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
What makes the Buick Regal such a great buy is the level of luxury it brings to the table, without the price tag. Frills that normally cost extra in other sport sedans come standard with the Regal, including leather seats, a high-resolution LCD touchscreen, cruise control, a rear vision camera, and remote keyless entry.
The Regal is both comfortable and spacious, boasting more legroom than competitors like the Acura’s TLX and Infiniti’s Q70. The IntelliLink system is easy-to-use and is both Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay Compatible.
Finally, with a 2.0 Liter Turbo 4 Cylinder engine that generates an aggressive 259 HP, you get the peppiness of a sports car coupled with the comfort of a luxury sedan.
Ford Fusion S
Fuel Efficiency: 10.0/7.0 L/100KM | City, Highway
- 5L Duratc L-4 Engine
- 16-inch Alloy Wheels
- Hill Start Assist
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Lane Keeping System
- AM/FM Stereo with CD Player, MP3 Capability, 4 Speakers
- 6-Way Manual Driver’s Seat and 4-way manual passenger seat (fore/aft with recline) with 4-way adjustable front head restraints and 2-way adjustable rear-seat head restraints
The 2017 Ford Fusion is probably one of the best, if not the best vehicle you can buy for your dollar right now. The S model houses a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine, offering a total output of 325hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It also gives owners one of the best fuel economies in the segment. The Fusion comes with four-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Push Button Start, MyKey and Cruise Control all come standard, as does LED taillights and a rear view camera. It’s also home to one of Ford’s coolest new features, the rotary gear shift dial. It replaces the traditional gear shifter giving owners a fresh feel for the cabin.
The 2017 version of the Fusion is the sportiest one to date. With a redesigned body that sports a brand-new grille and headlightsand a roomier interior than its predecessor, the Fusion is definitely a viable option for those looking for impressive performance at an affordable price