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2018 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $22,215
2018 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $23,490
2018 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $27,285
2018 Titanium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $30,490
2018 Titanium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $32,490
2018 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $33,845
2018 Platinum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $36,990
2018 Platinum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $38,990
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The 2018 Ford Fusion offers a wide range of engine options, a sculpted design, excellent safety features, and lots of practicality. But with a new Honda Accord and Toyota Camry hitting dealers, Ford's strong record is in a precarious position.

What's New for 2018

The Fusion received a facelift last year, so the lack of even minor changes for 2018 isn't a surprise.

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Choosing Your Ford Fusion

The Fusion comes with four engine options, all matched to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

First, there is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, while returning 21 miles per gallon city and 32 mpg highway. Front-wheel drive is standard.

For more power without a dramatic mileage sacrifice, customers can go for the 2.0-liter, turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder engine making 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy cost of this extra power? Just one mile per gallon on the highway. This engine also offers all-wheel drive arrangement for $2,000.

However, if mileage is the main objective (and you're not interested in the Fusion Hybrid or Fusion Energi plug-in, both listed separately), then we suggest Ford's smaller Ecoboost, a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, while returning an impressive 25 miles per gallon in city and 37 mpg highway.

Finally, for the enthusiasts, there is a twin-turbocharged, 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6, available on the Fusion Sport. It has 325 hp, 380 lb-ft of torque, and works alongside a standard all-wheel-drive system. This performance punishes owners at the pump, though, with the 2.7-liter V6 rated at 17 mpg city and 26 highway.

There are five trim levels — S, SE, Titanium, Sport and Platinum

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The Fusion S starts at $22,995 (including $875 destination charges) and gets the 175 horsepower 2.5-liter engine.

Features include 16-inch alloy wheels, hill-start assist, six-way manually adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescoping steering-wheel, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, push-button engine start, rear-view camera and a 4.2-inc infotainment system.

The 101A option pack ($895) adds foglights, black cloth upholstery, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch wheels. It's the only real optional extra on the base Fusion.

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The Fusion SE costs $24,270 and gets the same powertrain as the Fusion S. However, the 1.5-liter Ecoboost can be had for just $400 more while the 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine is available for $2,890 – the smaller EcoBoost is a bargain considering its improved efficiency.

New standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, and satellite radio.

The options list for the Fusion SE is quite a bit more extensive than the S. The 201A option package adds 18-inch wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and restyled upholstery. It's standard on the 2.0-liter, but costs $1,095 with the 1.5-liter and 2.5-liter engines. The 202A option pack requires either of the Ecoboost engines and adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, push-button start with proximity entry and remote start, and LED headlights. A $1,095 Technology Package adds an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control and two USB charging ports and is a prerequisite for the $1,625 Driver-Assist Package, which adds blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beam headlights, a heated steering wheel, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, rain-sensing wipers, and Sync Connect.

Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking tacks on $1,190, and requires the Technology and Driver-Assist packages. A $450 Cold Weather Package is also available – it adds heated front seats and heated side mirrors, but you can only snag this pack if you go with the 201A package. An automatic parking song adds $995 to the Fusion SE's price while a sunroof is $1,095. Navigation with the Sync 3 infotainment system demands $795. Finally, inflatable rear seat-belts are a $225 option.

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The Titanium trim is priced at $31,270 and you get the 2.0-liter Ecoboost powertrain as standard.

Added features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, aluminum pedals, push-button start with proximity access and remote start, and an upgraded Sync3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Among the newly available extras, consumers can snag ventilated front seats ($395) and sportier 19-inch wheels ($795). Otherwise, the Driver Assistance Package, Navigation Pack, automatic parking assist, and sunroof are carried over from the SE trim without any change in pricing. The adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning systems also retain their $1,190 premium and as with the SE trim, they still require the Driver Assistance Package.

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The Fusion Sport will set you back $34,625 and the highlights, of course, are its twin-turbocharged V6 engine, standard all-wheel-drive system, sporty 19-inch wheels, a redesigned front grille, sport seats, active noise cancellation, and Ford’s high-tech adaptive damping system.

However, the Sport trim misses out on several standard amenities found on the Titanium trim. These include ambient lighting, a premium audio system, dual-zone climate control and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. You'll need the 401A Package, priced at $2,000, for that.

The Fusion Sport borrows other optional items from the lower variants. So you have the same Driver Assistance Package, sunroof, ventilated seats, automatic parking assist, adaptive cruise control and front collision warning with automatic braking.

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The Fusion Platinum costs $37,770 for the 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine. New components include more premium upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering-wheel, moonroof, navigation, rain-sensing wipers and driver-assistance features like blind-spot detection with rear-cross traffic alert, lane-keeping system, automatic high beam, adaptive cruise control, front-collision prevention system and automatic parking assist.

Being the king of the hill, there aren't really any optional extras on the Fusion Platinum worth mentioning.

CarsDirect Tip

The Fusion S is a sound option if you are on a tight budget but frankly, we feel it doesn't provide enough content for the price. Instead, the SE and Titanium variants offer a much better value for money.

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Expert Review

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Five years after its introduction and a year removed from a mild facelift, the 2018 Ford Fusion remains one of the best-looking sedans on the market. Despite average rear seating and disappointing interior bits on lower-trim models, its striking design, high-tech features, and confidant ride and handling make it a top pick in the midsize class.

Best Value

2018 Fusion models range in price from $22,120 for a front-wheel-drive model in base S trim and runs on up to $39,625 for one in Platinum trim with all-wheel-drive. We'd skip the S version and its spartan interior as well as the Sport model with a ride that's almost too firm and instead opt for the SE.

With a choice of three engines, this volume trim also allows access to a number of option packages ranging from entertainment and technology features to advanced active safety systems (although the safety features are only available with the 1.5-liter turbo four). It's also offers the broadest array of engines and the choice of all-wheel drive, and all for a starting price of $23,395.

  • Model: 2018 Ford Fusion SE
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 245 horsepower / 275 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • MPG: 21 city / 31 highway
  • Exterior color: Magnetic Metallic
  • Interior color: Ebony
  • Options: 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine ($1,795), Equipment Group 201A ($1,095, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, black cloth/vinyl bolster seats), Technology Package ($595, eight-inch touchscreen with Sync3, dual-zone automatic climate control, 210-watt premium audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse sensing system), power moonroof ($1,095).
  • Base Price: $24,270
  • As Tested: $28,850

Performance Pros

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  • The Fusion's well-controlled ride and crisp handling are a welcome change from competitors that bounce between overly soft and too firm.
  • 2.0-liter turbo four accelerates briskly and works well with the 6-speed automatic and paddle shifters.
  • The Fusion's steering system is nicely weighted, allowing it to track well at highway speeds.

Performance Cons

  • The 2.5-liter base four-cylinder lacks the power and responsiveness found in the rest of the engine lineup.
  • The firmer suspension and heavier front end of the Sport make it less responsive through the corners than models equipped with the turbo-4 engines.
  • Both steering and chassis are uncommunicative, making it difficult to judge grip levels in turns.

Interior Pros

  • The front seats are nicely bolstered, offering plenty of lateral support.
  • Tall doors allow easy ingress and egress, while even six-footers will find plenty of headroom up front.
  • The Fusion's small rotary gear dial leaves plenty of room for center console storage of small items as well as a deep storage bin.

Interior Cons

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  • Base trim front seats lack a bottom cushion tilt adjustment, with the front edge angles up too sharply.
  • Base models also feature cheaper-looking cloth seats and harder plastic lower trim bits.
  • Rear seat room is only average, while competitors like the Accord and Passat offer more space.

Our Favorite Thing

Even in its lowest trim, the Fusion remains one of the most attractive looking cars on the road.

Our Least Favorite Thing

Due to its firm – almost harsh – suspension and heavier engine – a twin-turbocharged V6 – the Fusion Sport's ride and handling lack the balance of other models.

Right For

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Even as most families migrate away from sedans, the Fusion's combination of style, handling, comfort, and engine options make it a compelling alternative to most crossover SUVs.

Wrong For

Although Ford's advanced active safety features are standard on the top trim Platinum, they're unavailable on the base trim. You can get them part of two or more option packages on the SE ($4,105), Sport ($4,815), and Titanium ($2,815) models, but it's hard to justify shelling out that kind of money just to get the same advanced active safety features that are now standard equipment on every trim level of the Toyota Camry.

The Bottom Line

Gorgeous styling, responsive ride and handling, a wide range of engine choices, and plenty of available active safety features make the 2018 Ford Fusion a top choice in the midsize class.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 175 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 32 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 175 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 32 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
191.7 "
Exterior Width
72.9 "
Exterior Height
58.1 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
44.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,431 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Painted Aluminum / 18.0 " Painted Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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