I think you can find 2011 and 2012 Ford Fusions at this price. (Avoid the 2010, as it has been a bit troublesome.) About as reliable as domestic cars get, and because it's domestic used car prices are more affordable. Good all around car, and Ford seats tend to be more comfortable than most.
The photo is of the 2013. The 2011-2012 were the previous, squarer design.