New safety and technology features, fuel-thrifty turbocharged engines, an available all-wheel drive, a stout power, ad a top-tier luxury-oriented rim level makes the 2018 Ford Fusion, just like its predecessors, one of the most impressive midsize sedans around. Its release date should be expected this summer, if online rumors are anything to be trusted.
With its technology updates and, exterior and interior changes, the Fusion is well-placed to keep up with its rivals’ pace. The V6 engine, for instance, is one of the few changes that will undoubtedly make the Fusion better.
The engine is expected to come fitted under the hood of the 2018 Ford Fusion Sport model. Other upscale changes to be expected for 2018 include LED headlights, 19” wheels, a rear spoiler, a continuously controlled suspension damping, a gloss-black mesh grille, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.
There are also high-tech safety and technology features offered even for the base model. Such items include automatic parallel/perpendicular parking system, voice control functionality, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
Still, Ford isn’t the only automaker that knows how to combine functionality with style. There are other brilliant rivals such as the fuel-efficient 2018 Honda Accord, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, which was recently redesign and offers great value for the money. You can also check out others such as the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Nissan Altima.
Nevertheless, we highly recommend the 2018 Ford Fusion especially for buyers looking for abundant style, technology, and practicality.
Offered Trims – Ford Fusion
The five-passenger, four-door 2018 Ford Fusion is offered in only three trims: S, SE, and Titanium. Both the Hybrid and plug-in Hybrid (Fusion Energi) reviews are covered elsewhere on the blog, as is the RT.
Interior Concept Colors & 2018 Ford Fusion Exterior Redesign
Standard accessories and features available for the 2018 Ford Fusion include air-conditioning, a four-speaker sound system, automatic headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, full power accessories, color-keyed lower side sills, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a folding and reclining 60/40-split rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.
The Fusion SE steps up the stakes with satellite and HD radio, a rear center fold-down armrest, heated mirrors, exterior keypad entry, 17” alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, rear air ducts, an eight-way power driver seat, and heated exterior mirrors.
Options available for the SE include a special cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, front heated seats, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, and foglights. The MyFord Touch Technology package adds an SD card reader, two configurable gauge cluster displays, automatic tri-zone climate control, rear parking cameras, an RCA video input jack, and an 8-inch central LCD touchscreen display.
The Titanium trim further adds a 12-speaker Sony sound system, sport front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, eight-way power adjustable passenger seat, 18” wheels, lane-keeping assist and warning a heated steering wheel, frontal collision warning, a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, a 110-V household styled power outlet, high-beam automatic control, and a leather upholstery.
2018 Ford Fusion Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Ford Fusion is a new 2.7L turbocharged engine for the V6 Sport model. The V6 is estimated to produce about 325 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system that is engaged with a rotary gear selector.
Other engine choices available include the base 2.5L four-cylinder engine and the EcoBoost 1.5L and 2.0L four-cylinders. The four-cylinder is rated at 175 hp and 175 lbs. ft. of torque, and the EcoBoost at 181 hp and 185 pounds-feet of torque.
The base is expected to return about 34/22/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/25/29 mpg for the EcoBoost 1.5L engine.
Price & 2018 Ford Fusion Release Date
As already mentioned above, the 2018 Ford Fusion release date is expected this summer, and will start at $22,995. The Platinum Edition will be offered for sale for a base MSRP of $37,495, the V6 Sport model for $34,350, and the Energi and Hybrid for $33,995 and $26,060 respectively.