2018 Ford Fusion Sport Specs Review
The 2018 Ford Fusion has not changed significantly in recent years, and that’s a good thing. The Fusion is in a highly competitive middle class sedan class, yet continues to impress us with its convenient interior, user-friendly technology and driving dynamics.
2018 Ford Fusion Overviews
2018 Ford Fusion will also be lost in this class if it were not for its high quality quality and safety equipment available. Available items such as adaptive cruise control, automated parking systems and future collision mitigation will certainly attract the attention of safety-conscious people, while a good Sync 3 control should satisfy the tech crowd.
Fusion has some drawbacks, but is mostly related to the basic version of the car and can be handled through multiple upgrades. For example, the basic 2.5-liter engine does not have much power, but the three available options offer improved performance. So while the 2018 Ford Fusion may look relatively similar on the outside for Fusions from the past years, the rest of this mid-sized sedan is constantly being updated to ensure that it remains the top competitor in its class.
2018 Ford Fusion Sport Specs Review
2018 Ford Fusion offers various levels and trim features, but in our opinion Fusion SE with one of the optional engine upgrades is a good start for most buyers. The optional 1.5-liter engine offers a slight increase in power over the standard 2.5-liter engine along with better mileage. For more punches, there’s an optional 2.0-liter engine, which can also be paired with an all-wheel drive. One additional option to consider is the Technology package with Sync 3. It gives you the latest and user-friendly Ford technology interface that includes many useful features.
2018 Ford Fusion Features
The 2018 Ford Fusion is a five-door four-passenger sedan available in five trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport. Hybrid hybrids and plug-ins (known as Fusion Energy) are reviewed separately. The basic trim levels (S and SE) of Fusion have a number of good standard equipment including features like Bluetooth connectivity, power front seats and satellite radio. At the top trim level, there is a long list of comfort and comfort features available such as ventilated seats, adaptive cruise control and premium sound systems.
The Fusion S base comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (175 hp, 175 lb-ft), front-wheel drive, six-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, LED backlight, rear camera, cruise control, AC , Steering wheel tilt and telescoping, upholstered seats, adjustable driver’s seat, rear 60/40-split rear seat, audio and phone voice commands (Sync), Bluetooth connectivity, Integrated smartphone app and four speaker speaker system with middle screen 4 , 2 inches, CD player, additional audio jack and USB port.
For some more convenience, the Fusion SE adds 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, exterior keypad entries, eight-way power driver seats (with lumbar power), six-way passenger seats, rear-heat ducts, rear-fold backrest and six sound systems Speakers with satellite radio.
Optional for S and SE is the Appearance package, which features 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, rear spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel and special upholstery. The SE is also available with Luxury (Equipment Group 202A) package, which adds a 1.5-liter turbocharged (181 hp, 185 lb-ft) engine with automatic stop-start engine to help save fuel, LED headlamps and foglights, ignition without locks And doors Entrance, remote ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror and driver’s side mirrors, heated mirrors, leather seats, driver’s memory settings and heated front seats.
Selecting the SE technology package complements Fusion with rear parking sensors, automatic two zone climate control, 11-speaker sound system, Sync 3 technology interface (with 8-inch LCD touch screen and two configurable cluster gauges), Enhanced voice control and charging port Additional USB power.
Titanium Fusion gets all the optional features of the SE, plus the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine (240 hp, 270 lb-ft), 18-inch wheels, LED rear lights, rear spoiler, ambient interior lighting, sport front seats, eight-way power adjustment for seats Passengers, premium sound system 12 Sony speakers and HD radio.
Fusion SE (with selected Technology package) and Titanium can also be equipped with navigation system, automatic parking system for parallel and perpendicular parking, and adaptive cruise control with frontal collision warning and stop-and-go traffic capability. For SE and Titanium, Ford also offers a Driver Assist package, which includes automatic auto beam control, automatic wipers, 110 volt outlet, steering wheel heater, blind spot monitoring, cross-back traffic alert, and Departure awareness alert and road maintenance assistance system. A sunroof is optional for SE and Titanium, and Titanium can be equipped with 19-inch wheels and ventilated front seats.
Luxury premium level trim Platinum includes all the above features in addition to unique grille inserts, upgraded leather trim and adjustable steering wheel.
If you’re looking for a sporty version of the Fusion that still has some top-end features, the V6 Sport starts with features from the SE with Luxury package and adds a turbocharged V6 engine (325 hp, 380 lb-ft), All-wheel drive, Different, 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tip, rear spoiler, adjustable suspension damper, suede and suede leather upholstery, and nine speaker audio system.
The V6 Upgrade Sports Package (Group Tools 401A) is approximately as high as you can get in Fusion, and it covers most of the features of Titanium trim. It is also available with Driver Assist packages and stand-alone options listed above.
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2018 Ford Fusion Interior
Almost everyone should find a fun and accommodating Fusion interior. It’s easy to get in and out of, the driving position is well adapted, and the cabin offers space well. High passengers might bring trouble with the back of the sloping back when entering the back seat.
Ease of use
The cabin features a rotary transmission shifter that takes some time to get used to. But most cab controls are well grouped and easy to operate at a glance, though some buttons are on the small side. The steering wheel button makes it easy to sort through the comprehensive dashboard screen.
In and out
Most residents will find it easy to get in and out of the Fusion thanks to the wide-open doors, comfortable door openings and seating that are at high altitudes. The only exception is the sloping back roof line, which can push those over 6 feet till the ducks as they slide into the back seat.
Driving attitude feels comfortable and easy to adjust. Tilt-and-telescoping wheel has a nice adjustment range. The fabric and leather chairs both offer a high adjustment, but the high driver should know that the 10-way power mechanism does not allow the leather seat to be laid as far as the fabric.
Outward visibility is good although the windshield pillar is quite thick, but the rear blind spot is bigger than average because of the wide rear roof pillar and the rear window behind which is smaller than average. A standard rearview camera, and parking sensor are optional, which is typical in this segment.
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