Chalmers Ford
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Used Cars Under $25k For Sale in Rio Rancho, NM

Are you looking for a quality, pre-owned car near Albuquerque, NM? If so, Chalmers Ford is the used car dealership for you! Our inventory consists of a wide range of makes and models for you to choose from. We understand that no customer is the same, that's why our team takes the time to truly understand what you're looking for. Each of our vehicles is carefully inspected beforehand and meets the Chalmers Ford guidelines of quality. Contact us today or schedule a test drive online. We look forward to seeing you in person!

We at Chalmers Ford of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, aim to provide affordable vehicles to our valued customers. Many of our vehicles are available for $25,000 or less, making them ideal for first-time buyers and drivers on tight budgets. Take a look at a few of our best options at $25,000 or less below.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra

This sharp-looking sedan is impressively equipped for its class. It's powered by four engines, which provides you with a number of efficient and eco-friendly options. These include a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission. All versions of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra are front-wheel drive only, sacrificing a small amount of handling sensitivity for greater fuel and power efficiency.

It's available in the SE, SEL, Value Edition, ECO, Limited, and Sport trim levels. Its most notable interior features include a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen infotainment system, standard premium cloth upholstery with optional leather upholstery, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Other handy features include cruise control with steering wheel controls, a day-night rearview mirror, a pair of 12-volt DC power outlets, a fob with push-button start and proximity unlock capabilities, forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning with lane-keep assist.

The 2019 Ford Fiesta

This compact hatchback is ideal for college students and drivers who are looking for a vehicle that they can easily maneuver into tight city spaces. The 2019 Ford Fiesta is available in the S, SE, ST-Line, and ST trim levels. It comes with an efficient 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine for all trim levels. The engine comes tied to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Dual-clutch transmissions increase fuel efficiency, offer a smoother shifting performance, and are perfect for driving situations that require swift response times, such as on packed highways and city streets.

This Fiesta comes with a standard six-speaker sound system that you can upgrade to eight speakers. It also comes with a basic SYNC infotainment system, and you have the option to add a more robust SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment system featuring AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio programming. Other notable features include an automatic equalizer; a tilting and telescoping steering column; a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system with under-seat ducts; and sport bucket front seats at the ST trim levels. Rear child safety locks, a backup camera, AdvanceTrac stability control, an anti-lock braking system, and Driveline traction control are all standard.

The 2014 Ford Fusion

This more stylish front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive sedan offers truly impressive handling for its class. It's available in the S, SE, and Titanium trim levels. Four engines are available to power the 2014 Ford Fusion, including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder. The first engine is the most fuel-efficient, and the turbo version is the most powerful. All are available with either automatic or manual six-speed transmissions. Its multi-link strut suspension system is unified in the front and rear, making it perfect for the stop-and-go traffic that's common in large cities.

Its most interesting interior options include a four-speaker sound system that you can upgrade to 12 Sony speakers with a 390-watt amplifier, a SYNC infotainment system with GPS programming, 911 assist, a pair of USB ports, and a voice-activated radio system. Other notable features in this Fusion include one-touch up-and-down power windows, cruise control with steering wheel controls, a valet function, three 12-volt DC power outlets, and leather-trimmed heated 10-way power-adjustable sport bucket seats with memory settings. A backup camera and rear parking sensors are also available.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C 250

Available in the C 250, C 250 Sport, and C 250 Luxury trim levels, this classy sedan offers superior ride comfort, impressive visibility, and a sound-insulated interior. All three trim levels come with a surprisingly potent 1.8-liter intercooled turbo four-cylinder engine, which requires premium gas and puts out 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes set up with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 C 250 is rear-wheel drive only. It comes with a unified multi-link strut suspension system like the Fusion listed above, meaning it's also great for driving in packed areas.

This C 250 comes with an eight-speaker sound system, wireless Bluetooth, and a classic single-disc CD and MP3 player. Its best interior features include heat-bleeding MB-Tex synthetic leather upholstery, a leatherette door trim, a classic cigar lighter, a leather steering wheel, an auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror, a blue walnut interior wood trim, and cruise control. One of the rarer features of this sedan is its refrigerated boxes located in the glove box and the door bins of the driver and front and rear side passengers. These negate the need to bring along a cooler on long drives.


Are you in the market for a reliable and affordable vehicle in the Albuquerque, NM area? If so, look no further than Chalmers Ford. We not only have a wide selection of affordable vehicles to consider but our expert sales staff can help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs. You don't need to spend a fortune in order to get a reliable vehicle that you love.

Benefits of Buying a Used Car

There are several benefits to buying a used car over a new one. For starters, used cars are typically more affordable. You can often save thousands of dollars just by getting a vehicle that's a few years old. If you're on a budget, you likely want to get something that's going to last you a long time while still remaining within your budget. And while this is possible to do with a new car, you'll likely have an easier time if you shop for a used car instead.

In addition, since the price of used cars is typically lower than new ones, this means you can pay it off sooner. With a new car, it may take a long time to pay off if you keep the payments low. You may also opt for a lease followed by a loan, taking even longer to pay off the car. With a used car, you have a better chance of repaying the loan much sooner. Think about how nice it will feel to not have to worry about car payment each month while still having the benefits of owning a car.

Also, if you're into customizing your vehicles, then you'll definitely want to consider getting a used car. This is because it's often easier to perform modifications on used cars. As cars get older, more modifications for them exist. The equipment you need to modify the car also becomes more affordable. Combine these benefits with the fact that you own the used car, as opposed to a lease, and used cars are the clear winner for those who want to customize.

Finally, one last factor to consider is your insurance costs. Every state in the country requires auto insurance on all vehicles. It's important to factor in this cost when considering the total cost of owning a vehicle. Since used vehicles typically have a lower total value compared to new ones, the insurance costs are also lower. You can, therefore, save yourself even more money each month by having a lower auto insurance bill.

What To Look for in a Used Vehicle

When you decide to get a used vehicle, there are a few factors you'll want to consider to ensure you get the best car possible. To start, you'll want to think about the value of the vehicle. Weigh the total cost against how long you expect to own this car. The longer you own the vehicle, the more value you'll get out of it.

Of course, a big part of how long you'll have the vehicle is the condition that it's in. Before you purchase any used vehicle, you should learn as much as you can about its history. Learn if it's been in any accidents, the type of repairs it's had and if there have been any modifications. There are several ways to get this information but the easiest would be to ask any of the sales staff at Chalmers Ford. We can provide you with a full vehicle history on any one of our vehicles so that you know exactly what you're getting.

Lastly, you should see if the used car you're considering comes with any warranties. Some vehicles are covered for a certain amount of time or miles, giving you additional protection on key components of the vehicle. For example, there may be miles left on the original powertrain warranty. This would give you more peace of mind knowing major repairs on this system are covered during the first part of your ownership. Talk to our team about any existing warranties or if there are any extended warranties you can purchase.

Plenty of Options Under 25k in Rio Rancho

To find the perfect used car, you need a lot of options to consider. Luckily, Chalmers Ford has plenty of choices for you to consider. We are always getting in more used vehicles under $20k, ensuring that you have affordable options to browse through. At our dealership, you'll find affordable prices on popular car models, such as the:

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Escape
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Nissan Altima
  • Kia Soul

To see our current inventory, you can browse through the list on this page. We update it frequently with all of our latest inventory. If you don't see any car that interests you, check back in a few days, as we may have more options for you to look at.

Let Chalmers Ford Help You Find a Vehicle Near Albuquerque, NM

Chalmers Ford can help you find a used vehicle that's perfect for your needs. Our sales staff is always available to discuss what type of vehicle you're looking for and help you find something that fits within your budget. We aim to make the car buying process as smooth and simple as possible for all our customers.

To get started, you can browse through all of our inventory online. If you see something you like, contact us to schedule a time to take it for a test drive. This is often the best way to learn if a car is truly right for you. You can also stop by our dealership any time we're open and browse through the lot.

Buying a reliable used car is a great way to save money versus buying a brand new one. The key is to work with a seller you can trust and to consider plenty of options. Between our knowledgeable salespeople and constant rotation of new inventory, Chalmers Ford in Rio Rancho is your best option. Contact us today to get started and you'll be behind the wheel of a great used vehicle in no time.