2018 Ford Fusion Sedan

City mpg:
21
EPA-Est Hwy6 mpg:
32

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Ford Fusion S include Duratec 2.5L I-4 175hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability.

2018 Ford
Fusion Sedan

Starting at: $22,215

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    • Program #20954: Not all buyers will qualify. Ford Credit limited-term APR financing. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 01/02/2019. Not all Fusion Gas models may qualify. See dealer for qualifications and complete details. Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 0.0% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 72 monthly payments of $13.89 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. 0.0% APR for a term of 36 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $27.78 per $1000 financed. 0.0% APR for a term of 48 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $20.83 per $1000 financed. 0.0% APR for a term of 60 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $16.67 per $1000 financed. 2.9% APR for a term of 75 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $14.59 per $1000 financed. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system - 911 Assist
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 4.2"
  • Smart device integration - AppLink
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Engine displacement - 2.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 175hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 175 lb.-ft. @ 4,500RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 89.0mm x 100.0mm (3.50" x 3.94")
  • Compression ratio - 9.70 to 1
  • Towing capacity - 454kg (1,000lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,869mm (191.7")
  • Exterior body width - 1,852mm (72.9")
  • Exterior height - 1,476mm (58.1")
  • Wheelbase - 2,850mm (112.2")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.8')
  • Front legroom - 1,125mm (44.3")
  • Rear legroom - 973mm (38.3")
  • Front headroom - 996mm (39.2")
  • Rear headroom - 960mm (37.8")
  • Front hiproom - 1,397mm (55.0")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,382mm (54.4")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,468mm (57.8")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,445mm (56.9")
  • Passenger volume - 2,911L (102.8 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 453 L (16 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 453 L (16 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.5
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 175hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 175 lb.-ft. @ 4,500RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Limited slip differential
  • Fuel economy combined - 25mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 16.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 21mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 32mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 215/60HR16.0
  • Rear tires - 215/60HR16.0
  • Wheel size - 16"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear

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  MSRP1 Engine Transmission City/EPA-Est Hwy mpg
S 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan S Search New $22,215   175-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 32  
SE 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan SE Search New $23,490   175-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 32  
SE 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan SE Search New $27,285   231-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 29  
Titanium 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Titanium Search New $30,490   231-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 31  
Titanium 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Titanium Search New $32,490   231-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 29  
Sport 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Sport Search New $33,845   325-hp 2.7L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 26  
Platinum 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Platinum Search New $36,990   231-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 31  
Platinum 2018 Ford Fusion Sedan Platinum Search New $38,990   231-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 29  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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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.

Walk Around

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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 Overview

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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.

Summary

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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.

Model Lineup

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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.

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