2018 Ford Fusion

 
2018 Ford Fusion
 
2018 Ford Fusion
 

2018 Ford Fusion

MSRP 
$23,110
Invoice 
$22,534
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: mpg City, mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 175 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized sedan and thus competes in an incredibly competitive segment, going up against heavyweights such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford has priced the car accordingly, with models starting at $22,000. On the other end of the price spectrum, the Fusion Platinum is outfitted with a variety of luxury equipment, providing a sensible alternative to the entry-level cars sold by several luxury marques. And in the new Fusion Sport, a 325-horsepower turbocharged V6 provides plenty of punch for those looking to cruise in the fast lane.

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What's New For 2018

The Ford Fusion carries over unchanged into 2018.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 3 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2018 Ford Fusion

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition system, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen, AppLink and 1 smart-charging USB port
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo/MP3/Single-CD -inc: 4 speakers
  • Exterior Features
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Tires: P215/60R16 BSW All Season
    • Wheels: 16" Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum
  • Interior Features
    • Driver Seat
    • Passenger Seat
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat (fore/aft, up/down w/recline, manual lumbar adjust), 4-way manual passenger seat (fore/aft w/recline) and 4-way front seat head restraints
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L iVCT
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
    • 50-State Emissions System
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.07 Axle Ratio
    • 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 500
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 997
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 175 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 175 @ 4500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 191.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.7
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.2
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 44.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.8
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - - TBD -
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - - TBD -
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - - TBD -
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.6
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Fusion
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Front Tire Size - P235/45VR18
    • Front Tire Size - P235/50HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/45VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/50HR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 44W-A
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.07
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - - TBD -
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3431
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Ford Fusion Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

Below are the available colors for the 2018 Ford Fusion. Select the color to see a close-up view.

  • Blue Metallic Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat FT GN Ingot Silver Metallic Magnetic Metallic N6 Oxford White Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Shadow Black White Gold Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • FT
  • GN
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • N6
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic

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Introduction

When the current-generation Fusion debuted for the 2013 model year, it essentially established a new standard for style in a midsize family sedan. Now, its gracefully lean, carefully-proportioned body continues to attract admirers. Eyes are particularly drawn to its gloriously simple, horizontal oval grille.

Little has changed on Fusions for the 2018 model year.

Fusion choices practically set a record for diversity. Four powertrains are offered, with five trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, Sport, and Platinum. Ford also offers both a regular Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid variant. All Fusions use a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Base engine is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which doesn’t stand out in any way. Substituting a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder raises output only slightly, to 181 horsepower, but adds stop/start technology that’s meant to improve fuel economy.

Upper-level Fusions are equipped with a stronger 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four that produces 245 horsepower. Top dog beneath the hood, standard in the Sport sedan, is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, generating 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. That model comes with standard all-wheel drive, but others have front-drive as the standard configuration and AWD as an option.

Both Hybrid sedans blend a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with twin electric motors and trunk-mounted lithium-ion battery packs. Combined output totals 188 horsepower. The Energi Plug-in Hybrid can go 22 miles on electricity alone.

Recharging a wholly depleted battery takes 3 to 4 hours, using a Level 2 (240-volt) charging station. Plugging into a 120-volt household outlet, charging takes about 7 hours.

The regular Hybrid comes in four trim levels, the Energi plug-in version, in three.

Every Fusion has a rearview camera, as well as Bluetooth audio streaming. A considerable selection of active-safety technology is available, though most of those features are options, rather than standard.

Forward collision warning, with automatic emergency braking, is available for all except the base S model. A Driver Assist Package includes lane-departure warning, active lane control, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, and active parking assist.

Crash-testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration resulted in a five-star rating overall and for side-impact, but four-star for frontal crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the Fusion Good scores, provided it’s equipped with forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Lineup

Fusion S ($22,120) comes with the 2.5-liter engine, front-drive, cloth seats, cruise control, air conditioning, rearview camera, pushbutton start, SYNC infotainment, 16-inch wheels, steering-wheel controls, and a four-speaker AM/FM/CD player. All-wheel drive is not available. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $885 destination charge.)

Fusion SE ($23,395) adds power front seats, 17-inch wheels, satellite radio, and LED exterior lighting. All-wheel drive is available, as part of an option package ($4,890) that includes other features.

Fusion Titanium ($30,395) has the 2.0-liter turbo four. Also standard are heated front seats, SYNC 3, dual-zone automatic climate control, sport seats with leather surfaces, 12-speaker Sony audio, HD radio, 18-inch wheels, and ambient lighting. All-wheel drive adds $2,000.

Fusion AWD Sport ($33,750) gets the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, adaptive shock absorbers, shift paddles, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and foglamps, leather/suede seats, nine-speaker audio, and active noise cancellation. All-wheel drive is standard.

Fusion Platinum ($36,895) includes the 2.0-liter turbo four, a sunroof, ventilated front seats, navigation, and 19-inch wheels. Safety features include items optional on other models: pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. All-wheel drive adds $2,000.

Fusion Hybrid S ($25,295) has a battery/gasoline powertrain, nine-speaker audio, and 17-inch wheels. Fusion Hybrid SE ($26,245) adds power front seats, satellite radio, and LED lighting. Fusion Hybrid Titanium ($30,775) includes SYNC 3 infotainment, HD radio, 12-speaker Sony audio, and 18-inch wheels. Fusion Hybrid Platinum ($37,275) comes with cooled front seats, sport grille, leather-wrapped steering wheel, sunroof, and active-safety features including pre-collision system.

Fusion Energi SE ($31,305) has a plug-in hybrid powertrain, leather seats, heated front seats, SYNC, and satellite radio. Fusion Energi Titanium ($32,305) includes 12-speaker Sony audio, ambient lighting, and rear spoiler. Fusion Energi Platinum ($39,305) is equipped similar to Hybrid Platinum, including active-safety features.

Walkaround

Viewed from any direction, Ford’s Fusion is about as fine-looking a family sedan as you’ll find anywhere. Although its graceful body proportions and gallant stance might suggest premium German automobiles, the stylish low grille looks as if it was plucked off a British Aston Martin.

More than most competitors, the Fusion asserts a presence that seems practically timeless. At the rear, the Fusion profile carries the aura of a more costly car, centered on LED taillights that are split by a chrome strip.

Interior

Unlike the eye-grabbing Fusion body, its plainly-trimmed cabin ranks around average. Functionality has improved, helped by a rotary gearshift knob and additional storage bins. Trim is better than it used to be, though glossy black plastic is fairly prominent.

Simple metallic rings surround instruments and controls. Base-model display screens are small. Fusions run quietly, except for a rumbling exhaust sound on Sport models.

Comfortably bolstered front seats are shapely and supportive, if somewhat thinly padded. Six-footers should have ample headroom and leg space. Tall doors help make entry/exit easy. Visibility excels, courtesy of a high driver’s seat, abundant glass, and narrow roof pillars.

Back-seat space is about average – rather flat, and short on head clearance for taller riders. Four adults fit nicely, though a fifth might not. Some rival midsize sedans offer significantly more legroom. Trunk space totals an ample 16 cubic feet.

Upper trim levels flaunt some plush details, including quilted leather seats and door panels in the Limited. Sport models get suede seats and aluminum pedals. Base models have lesser-grade cloth upholstery. Hybrids have a glass-covered cluster of gauges, which can be configured to show the desired data and graphics.

Driving Impressions

Essentially a family sedan, thus short of sporty, the Fusion yields a tightly controlled ride that’s firm, yet absorbent. In Sport models, despite adaptive dampers, the ride tends to be excessively firm, though short of harsh.

Fusions respond smartly to driver inputs, handling with admirable firmness. Delivering an impressive blend of charming ride and taut handling, the Fusion benefits from adeptly-tuned electric power steering. Base sedans aren’t especially agile, but the Sport model supplies an eager, consistent steering feel.

Most Fusion engines promise strong acceleration, but the performance range is broad. Less powerful than rival base engines, Ford’s 2.5-liter four reaches peak torque at fairly high engine speed, limiting performance potential. The 1.5-liter turbo feels stronger for everyday duties, despite its small displacement, because it’s tuned to deliver low-end torque.

Expect swift-revving energy with minimal vibration from the 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four. Starting off strongly from a standstill, it’s well matched to the paddle-shifted 6-speed automatic.

Accelerating briskly, a Fusion Sport with the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 sounds lusty, too. Long highway passing maneuvers unreel without fuss, while 0-60 mph acceleration takes a little over six seconds. Set up for firm responses, the Fusion Sport furnishes crisp steering, along with tautly-controlled body motions. Adaptive dampers help to smooth the pavement surface, but 19-inch wheels make that task tougher.

Four-cylinder engines help keep Fusions economical. S and SE sedans are EPA-rated at 21/32 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined. The Eco’s 1.5-liter turbo manages 23/34/27 mpg, and has standard stop/start.

In Titanium and Platinum trim, the 2.0-liter turbo with 6-speed automatic and front-drive is EPA-rated at 21/31 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive drops the estimate to 20/29/23 mpg. Fusion Sport, with all-wheel drive and the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, is EPA-rated at 17/26 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined.

Hybrid Fusions carry on most of the regular Fusion virtues, augmented by better fuel economy – though not the best. The front-drive Hybrid is EPA-rated 43/41 mpg City/Highway, or 42 mpg Combined. The Plug-in Energi edition is rated 42 mpg in hybrid mode, 97 MPGe when using battery power. Newer hybrid competitors are thriftier, especially the newest Toyota Camry (EPA-rated at 52 mpg).

Hybrid pleasures begin with a quiet ride and friendly handling, though steering is on the slow side. Because engine responses are more closely in accord with road speed than before, the current Hybrid promises more conventional driving feel. Rewarding handling abilities help make this battery/gasoline model enjoyable to drive. Low-rolling-resistance tires produce little sound.

Summary

Today’s Fusion continues to promise an attractively-proportioned body, confident ride and handling, and abundant technology. Top value is probably the amply-equipped Fusion SE, now available with optional adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning. Among the Hybrids, the best value may be the base model.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett and John Voelcker, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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