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4 Vehicles Perfect for Your Recent Graduate

Recent Graduates Celebrate

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Whether your daughter has just graduated high school or your grandson has just graduated college, a new car might just be the perfect way to express your congratulations. After all, your grad will soon be off to college, where having a reliable vehicle would be very useful. Or, your grad might soon begin working after college, and having an efficient car to commute to and from work could help them out in the long run. Ontario Auto Center offers a huge selection of reliable cars, from sedans to compact SUVs, that will serve as the perfect vehicle for your graduate’s postgrad life. Here are four vehicles we recommend for anyone looking to gift their graduate an efficient yet fun-to-drive car:

2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion In Red

More so than other sedans in its class, the 2016 Ford Fusion dares to have a little more fun with its aggressive, contemporary good looks and performance-oriented design. And these looks aren’t just for show: the Ford Fusion delivers responsive handling and impressive speeds, from the base 178 horsepower 2.5L i-VCT engine to the 240 horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 engine. Your graduate will surely catch everyone’s attention in their sleek new Ford Fusion and still drive efficiently. If fuel efficiency is a priority for your grad, there’s even a Hybrid trim complete with a 188 horsepower 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine. With a 2016 Ford Fusion, your grad will have an exciting drive every day as they sit in its sporty wraparound cockpit and smoothly cruise through the Inland Empire.

2016 FIAT 500

2016 FIAT 500 In Blue

If your graduate is looking for a hatchback, and a stylish one at that, then look no further than the 2016 FIAT 500. This fun compact car combines classy Italian style with efficient performance—perfect for those graduates who want to stand out but still save at the pump. The two-door FIAT 500 achieves impressive fuel economy with its 101 horsepower 1.4L I4 MultiAir® engine and aerodynamic design. Your grad can pick between a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission depending on their driving style. Regardless of which FIAT 500 model your grad chooses, they can expect nimble performance from this chic hatchback.

2016 Jeep Renegade

2016 Jeep Renegade In Orange

If your graduate loves the great outdoors, then consider getting them a 2016 Jeep Renegade. They’re sure to love the compact yet capable Renegade, especially with its 160 horsepower 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine and up to 8.7 inches of ground clearance. For any of their weekend adventures, your grad can rely on the Selec-Terrain® dial to fine tune traction according to the condition of the road or trail. The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk® will give you the off-road ready features you expect in a Jeep, including a more powerful 180 horsepower 2.4 Tigershark® I4 engine and Rock traction Selec-Terrain® setting. With the Renegade, your grad will be getting a fun compact SUV perfect for commutes or excursions.

2016 Mazda Mazda3

2016 Mazda Mazda3 In Red

With the 2016 Mazda Mazda3, your graduate will get the best of both worlds. The Mazda Mazda3 combines athletic performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan. Expect sports car steering and suspension unlike any other economy car in its class. If your graduate’s style leans more towards hatchbacks than sedans, the Mazda Mazda3 comes in a four-door hatchback version packed with the same economical features. Your graduate will get great gas mileage with either the standard SKYACTIV® 2.0-liter or the 2.5-liter engine. With up to 184 horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 will give your recent grad a thrilling ride while saving on gas.

For these vehicles and more, stop by Ontario Auto Center in Ontario, CA. Our auto center offers a variety of new and used vehicles to San Bernardino County. Anyone in the Inland Empire will find the car they’re looking for at one of our 15 dealerships. Contact us today for more information on our vehicle inventory or visit us in San Bernardino today!

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