21 Types Of Ford Cars [And that’s without trucks!]

Ford Motor Company was the first automobile manufacturer in the United States. Since 1903, Ford has manufactured thousands of vehicles and today continues to produce a multitude of models at manufacturing facilities located throughout the world. Ford innovatively brings forth quality automobiles for drivers seeking a method of transport for work, leisure, and sport.

If you are in the market for a new or preowned vehicle, you might be considering a Ford. In fact, with all of the various types of vehicles made by Ford, you might even wonder which model would be the best for you. From compact cars to multi-purpose SUVs, we have compiled this comprehensive list of top-quality Ford vehicles to assist your search.

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Ford Compact Cars

Escort (1980-2003)

A Ford Escort converted into a rally car

The 2003 Escort models included either a 4-door sedan or 5-door station wagon—both with three trim levels available:

  • Pony
  • GT 
  • LX

Standard models were equipped with fog lamps and a cassette player. Deluxe models featured air conditioning, a CD player, and cruise control. Escort Premium featured power windows and locks.

The average price today for a Ford Escort ranges between $2,000 and $5,000.

Focus (1999-2018)

The 2018 Ford Focus comes in four trim levels, each equipped with 6-speed transmission including the Base and:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium

The hatchback is optional on every trim level. Focus' base model has a 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed transmission. Ford's compact Focus is highly fuel-efficient, with an estimated 40 MPG highway miles.

Prices of Ford Focus range from $13,000 to $18,000.

Fiesta (1976-2019)

The 2019 Fiesta comes in 5 trim levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • SE Hatchback
  • ST-Line
  • ST

All Fiesta trim levels feature different accessories, but a rear-view camera and six-speaker audio system are standard options. Some upgrades for Fiesta on various trims include programmable keys, leather and chrome accents, sport suspension, Apple/Android Car Play, and an optional 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine (available on the Fiesta ST).

The starting price for Fiesta begins at around $7,000.

Ford Sedans

Crown Victoria (1992-2012)

The Crown Victoria had three trim levels, but two were primarily intended for commercial use, such as law enforcement vehicles and taxis. The Crown Victoria 4-door Sedan LX was, at the time, Ford's largest sedan. This model had rear-wheel drive, a V8 engine, and power steering.

The average cost today ranges between $4,000 and $7,000.

Fusion (2006-Present)

Ford's Fusion is available in five different trim levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium
  • Sport

Fusion Sport is equipped with a standard V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and a dual exhaust system. Standard features among all Fusion models include a rear-view camera, Ford's SYNC information system, and lane-keeping driver-assist technology. Cost of Ford Fusion ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.

Go electric, and select your Ford Fusion Hybrid from four available trim levels: 

  • Hybrid SE
  • Hybrid SEL
  • Hybrid Titanium
  • Plug-in Hybrid Titanium

Hybrid Fusion models range in starting MSRP from $28,000 to $35,000. But, for that slightly higher starting cost, you'll gain an eco-friendly, highly efficient vehicle to save you in the long haul. Ford equips each Fusion Hybrid with a 2.0L i-VCT Atkinson cycle engine and electric motor. Additionally, enjoy Ford's driver-assist features and comfort features per trim as available on combustion engine Fusion.

Taurus (1986-2019)

A black colored Ford Taurus at a car show

The Taurus is a 4-door sedan with four different trim levels:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Limited
  • SHO

Ford equips all Taurus trim levels with a V6 engine and 6-speed transmission. Standard features included a voice recognition system, a rear-view camera, and a SYNC information system. The Taurus Limited features a heated steering wheel, blind-spot driver-assist technology, and heated and cooled seats for ultimate comfort.

Ford's Taurus models range in price from $13,000 to $20,000.

Ford Sports Cars

Mustang (1964-Present)

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There are eight different trim levels for Ford's classic Mustang:

  • Mustang EcoBoost
  • EcoBoost Premium
  • EcoBoost Premium Convertible
  • Mustang GT
  • GT Premium
  • GT Premium Convertible
  • Mustang Bullitt
  • Mustang Shelby GT350/350R.

Every Mustang model has standard Ford features such as SYNC information systems, rear-view cameras, dual-zone climate controls, and a push-button start. Mustang GT features larger brakes and a V8 engine. Mustang Shelby features integrated driver controls and a MagneRide damping system for smooth handling.

The cost of a Ford Mustang starts at around $12,000 and can reach upwards of $40,000, depending on customized features.

Thunderbird (1955-2005)

Production on Ford Thunderbird ceased for a time and restarted during the early 2000s. Two trim levels were available, the Deluxe 2 Door Convertible and the Premium 2 Door Convertible. Both trims have Ford's 3.9L 8-cylinder engine. Standard features like rear-wheel drive, dual-zone air conditioning, and drive-line traction control are on every Thunderbird. The Premium trim level features heated front seats.

The average price ranges from $11,000 to $17,000 for the Ford Thunderbird.

Ford Minivans

Windstar (1995-2003)

Ford's Windstar has five different trim levels:

  • Base
  • LX
  • SE
  • SEL 
  • Limited

Ford equipped Windstar vans with a V6 engine with front-wheel drive, but each had a different unique feature for each trim level. For instance, the LX offered keyless entry, and the LX Deluxe offered front and rear climate controls. Auto headlights, leather seats, and a trailer tow package were among other options on the SE, SEL, and the Limited.

Ford's Windstar minivans start at around $3,000 and can cost as much as $8,000.

Transit Connect (2002-Present)

Black colored Ford Transit on display at a car show

The Transit Connect has two trim levels; the XL and XLT. Both Transit models offer a 4-cylinder engine, electric power-assisted steering, and auto headlights. The XLT options include dual-zone climate controls, Ford's SYNC information system, and adaptive cruise control.

Price ranges from $23,000 to $32,000 for Ford Transit.

Ford Passenger Vans

Transit (2013-Present)

Two trim levels are available for Transit; the XL and XLT. Rear doors are not standard on either van, but other than that, standard features include front and rear climate controls and a four-speaker sound system. The XLT offers some cosmetic differences such as halogen fog lights, privacy glass, and heated seats.

Transit's cost starts at $34,000.

Ford Econoline (1998-Present)

The Ford Econoline Wagon E-150 comes with three trim levels, and equipped all of these with the Triton V8 engine:

  • XL Wagon
  • Recreational Cargo Van
  • XLT Wagon

Both standard and extended lengths are available for Econoline vans. Differences between the trim levels are primarily cosmetic, but options such as satellite radio, trailer tow packages, and navigational systems are available.

Prices are $30,000 to $33,000 range, depending on the length and trim level for Ford's Econoline.

Ford Multi-Purpose Vehicles

C-Max (2012-2019)

Ford's hybrid-only vehicle, the C-Max, offers two trim levels; the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi Plug-In. The C-Max offers a standard hatchback, dual-zone air conditioning, and four-wheel independent suspension. Among many other options, the Energi Plug-In offers a Titanium hatchback, speed-sensing steering, heated mirrors, and voice-activated air conditioning.

C-Max prices run from $14,000 to $25,000. 

Edge (2000-Present)

A black colored Ford Edge moving down the road

There are five trim levels for Ford Edge:

  • Edge SE
  • SEL
  • ST-Line
  • Titanium
  • ST

Standard features are Ford's CoPilot 360 system with rear camera, 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, traction control, and hill start assist, to name a few. However, Ford provides some standout features on each Edge trim level, namely:

  • The Edge SEL offers heated front seats and a premium audio system.
  • The Edge ST-Line comes with signature red stitching on the steering wheel.
  • Edge's Titanium level comes equipped with ambient lighting, evasive steering, and active park assist.
  • The ST has an upgraded V6 EcoBoost engine.

Ford Edge's overall cost can range from $25,000 to $44,000.

Flex (2008-2019)

A shimmering gray colored Ford Flex at a car show

This multi-use vehicle has three trim levels:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Limited

A V6 engine and rear-view camera are standard items on all Flex trims. Flex SE offers a 6-speed select-shift transmission with push-button activation, while Flex SEL has an intelligent all-wheel-drive system and 20-inch wheels. The Limited model features a V6 EcoBoost engine and a Sony 12-speaker audio system.

Flex prices begin at $19,000 and can go upwards of $28,000.

Escape (2001-Present)

A Red Ford Edge parked on a parking lot

Ford's Escape includes five trims:

  • S
  • SE
  • SE Sport
  • SEL
  • Titanium

Each trim level on Escape provides a standard six-speaker sound system, tire pressure sensors, a lane-keeping system, and a blind-spot alert. While the Escape S is the basic model, the Escape SE offers a 10-way power, heated driver's seat for ultimate comfort. The Escape SEL has a heated steering wheel and foot-activated lift-gate. Escape Titanium has every luxury, including a ten-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, ambient lighting, and active park assist.

Pricing on Ford Escape begins at $10,000 and increases to $25,000.

Ford Sports Utility Vehicles

Bronco (1965-Present)

The new Ford Bronco has seven trim levels starting with the Base:

  • Big Bend
  • Black Diamond
  • Outer Banks
  • Badlands
  • Wildtrack
  • First Edition

Four-wheel-drive with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine and 7-speed manual transmission is standard on Bronco. In addition to that, all trims feature a removable roof and doors, 30-inch tires, and the Ford SYNC 4-info system. Specialty features per trim level include:

  • Bronco Big Bend comes with all-terrain 32-inch tires.
  • Bronco Outer Banks features heated front seats and a signature exterior paint package.
  • Bronco Black Diamond features rock rails and marine-grade seating.
  • Bronco Wildtrak features advanced four-wheel-drive, 35-inch tires, terrain management with Baja mode, and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Bronco Badlands has four-wheel-drive off-road, terrain management with Baja and Rock Crawl modes, and the Badlands unique heavy-duty suspension.
  • Bronco First Edition is a limited model with only 3,500 in production. On top of all the standard features, First Edition also comes with leather seating and a 10-way power driver's seat.

Pricing for Ford's Bronco can range from $25,000 to $60,000.

EcoSport (2018-Present)

An orange colored Ford EcoSport at a car show

The EcoSport is a 5-door SUV with four different trim levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • SES
  • Titanium

EcoSport S is the standard model equipped with a 1.0L EcoBoost engine and automatic start/stop function. It comes with Ford's Pass Connect and SYNC systems. EcoSport SE features an upgraded version of the SYNC system, a moonroof, and reverse sensing. The Titanium trim offers ventilated and heated leather seating, chrome accents, and a Bang and Olufsen ten-speaker sound system. EcoSport SES has an intelligent four-wheel-drive system as well as sport suspension.

The EcoSport price range is from $13,000 to $18,000.

Explorer (1991-Present)

The Explorer offers a standard base with a 300 horsepower, 2.3L premium engine, 10-speed transmission, rear-wheel-drive, electronic stabilizers, traction control, and a four-wheel ABS brake system.

Four trim levels are available:

  • ST
  • XLT
  • Platinum
  • Sport 

Explorer XLT has side impact bars, remote cargo access, remote engine start, front bucket seats, and rear captain's chairs. Explorer Limited offers remotely activated approach lights, four-wheel independent suspension, and a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system with a 980-watt amplifier. The ST and Platinum versions of the Explorer are both four-wheel-drive with a V6 engine. Added features include a heated steering wheel, navigational system, and hands-on steering assist cruise control.

Ford's price range for Explorer is from $15,000 to $59,000.

Expedition (1997-Present)

A brown colored Ford Expedition at a car show

The Ford Expedition is a seven-passenger SUV available in four trim levels:

  • XLT
  • Limited
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum

The XLT is the base model with a V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. It also has rear-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension, and remote engine starting. Expedition Limited offers trailer back-up assist and adjustable foot pedals, and heated seats. The King Ranch level has a panoramic sunshade, distance pacing system, and magnetic liquid-filled shocks. Explorer Platinum boasts all of the accessories of the others as well as signature paint and detailing.

Pricing on Ford's Expedition begins at around $25,000 and can go up to $60,000.

Ford Trucks

Ford presents an impressive line-up of pickup trucks. To get all the details on Ford's trucks and trim levels, please read 6 Types Of Ford Trucks [The Ultimate Guide To Ford Pickups].

We've also taken an exclusive look at Ford's F-150, which you can read at Ford F-150 Models, Trim Levels, And Body Styles [Detailed Guide].

To Conclude

It is important to know all of the different Ford cars and vehicles if you think of buying one. As you can see, Ford's longstanding history proves this manufacturer knows what consumers want in any vehicle. There are so many styles, features, and accessories that you can select from to customize your Ford, so pick your favorites from this list and start shopping today!  

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