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Ford Fusion 2018 sedan
Trim Shown: Platinum
The Fusion is a delight to drive, with a supple ride and nimble handling reminiscent of a European sports sedan. All trim levels and powertrains feel solid and upscale, with a well-finished and quiet cabin. We found the optional leather seats to be more supportive than the cloth ones, and the rear seat is somewhat snug. The 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders are powerful enough, but neither has competitive fuel economy. A new high-end version, the Sport, is equipped with all-wheel drive and a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfortable, and quiet, but it costs more than $40,000. The Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid were updated with more-efficient electric motors. A rotary shift dial and Ford's improved Sync 3 infotainment system highlight the updates to the interior.

Road Test

In a class generally known for bland styling and a lack of driving excitement, the Fusion is a breath of fresh air with a stylish, fun to drive demeanor. That doesn't mean it's free of certain quirks that can erode one's enthusiasm. The Fusion looks...


  • Nimble handling makes it fun to drive
  • Absorbent ride and quiet interior makes it feel substantial and upscale 


  • EcoBoost 1.5-liter engine falls short in performance and fuel economy
  • The cabin is slightly snug, the rear-seat space is tight, and the view out is limited

Best Version to Get

Go for the mid-trim SE, with either the 1.5-liter four cylinder or Hybrid. But to get leather, Sync 3, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning, you’ll have to add about $8,000 in options.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (181 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (245 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (188 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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