Graduation Gift Ideas


Graduation Gift Ideas

Owning a car is a rite of passage for graduates and can also mark their debut into Auto Financing 101. Whether you’re a grad who is a first time buyer or a family member purchasing a car as a graduation gift, Ford Family Auto has a dean’s list of gift ideas and post-grad car buying tips:

  • Think economy. Although often equated with “small,” economy is about more than size: Price, mpg, fuel savings, tech amenities, interior/exterior design and total performance all play a role. On all counts, the economy cars for sale in Commerce at Ford Family Auto are unbeatable.

  • Think budget. Saving cash when buying that first car makes sense when there are student loans and on-campus expenses to consider. Ford Family Auto has used and pre-owned vehicles and new cars for college students at attractive starting prices.  

  • Consider potential trade-in and resale value. Many drivers eventually trade up, sell or swap.

  • Apply the value from a vehicle trade-in towards a purchase. A vehicle trade-in at Ford Family Auto is quick and easy, and you’ll immediately know the value of your trade. Our finance specialists are on hand to assist with the appraisal.

  • Discuss your transportation needs with a Ford Family Auto sales representative. We know the importance of choosing the right vehicle, especially if you’re a recent grad.

  • Look at different financing options with help from Ford Family Auto’s Finance Center. Our finance process is easy and adaptable to a car buyer’s budgetary needs regardless of credit history.

  • Do a thorough test drive before committing to any purchase.  

  • Give priority to road reliability and driver safety features.

  • Do research on the vehicle you hope to buy. Carfax, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book are reliable informational resources.


A leading community dealership in Commerce, Texas, Ford Family Auto has a spectacular inventory of budget-friendly cars that make perfect graduation gifts. You’ll never be at a loss for gift ideas once you browse our showroom and see the remarkable line of new, pre-owned and used cars for college students.

Our dealership features promotions, specials, and manufacturer and dealer incentives. You’ll appreciate our inventory of money-saving new and used specials. Here’s a sampling of what’s in stock:

New Cars at Below-Market Prices

Who says the cost of new cars for college students exceeds the cost of tuition? Here are some down-to-earth graduation gift ideas with potential upside value at bargain prices:  

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Sedan: Starting at $28,550, this sleek economy car has cashback and finance incentives on select trims. A college student/grad $500 cashback or a $1,000 cashback for qualified buyers further reduces the price. Optional manufacturer and dealership financing are also available.

Standard features include: 2.0L I-4 188hp hybrid gas engine, 2-speed CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, overhead curtain airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, distance pacing, ABS and driveline traction control.

The interior features a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, fold-down split rear seat-back, dual-zone electronic climate control, a full entertainment system with MP3 capability, SYNC®  3 and FordPass Connect™, and a voice-activated Sirius XM navigation system with Travel Link.

2019 Ford EcoSport SUV: Offered at a startling $21,090, this compact crossover is a powerhouse. With cashback offers of up to $1,500, a grad can realize truly big savings. If optional manufacturer financing looks promising, go for it. There are several finance options.

A sporty SUV great for city driving, outdoor adventure, or shopping for the family, the EcoSport’s deluxe interior makes the ride exceptionally comfortable and fun. This roving SUV has leather-trimmed seats, SYNC®  3 and FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Standard features include: 1.0L I-3 123 hp intercooled turbo engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, Safety Canopy System overhead curtain airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and AdvanceTrac/Roll electronic stability.

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback: A genuine beauty with a starting price of only $15,535, this Ford model is a real steal. A $3,000 cash back offer on select Hatchback trims can net real savings for qualified buyers. Some choose optional financing in lieu of a cashback.

Chic and compact in appearance, the Hatchback is incredibly spacious -- it is built to stash larger cargo in a wide rear opening. The Hatchback also comfortably seats five passengers and has plenty of legroom for tall drivers. The overall interior is plush and equipped with the latest tech.

Standard Hatchback features include: 1.6L I-4 120 hp engine, 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, overhead first and second-row curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 15-inch steel wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability and power rear and side mirrors.

Used and Pre-Owned Gems

Reliable and in top-notch condition, our used and pre-owned vehicles undergo rigorous testing, servicing and certification before release for sale. Students often start off with used cars because of the savings. All pre-owned and CarFax certified, these gems are great graduation gift ideas.

Under $25K:

Below $10K:

Graduation Day is approaching, so don’t wait to buy that dream vehicle your student needs to commute to campus or a job. Tuition costs may rise, but you can count on Ford Family Auto to keep the cost of car buying down. We have budget-saving graduation gift ideas with the best finance plans. Don’t forget to take advantage of Carfinder, one of our best research tools to help you find the best pick. Make an appointment today with our neighborhood dealership here in Commerce, Texas.

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