The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid marries the versatility of the family friendly midsize sedan with a fuel-sipping electrified powertrain. Like most Fords, the Fusion Hybrid is offered in several trim levels, from a budget-friendly option with modest creature comforts to a luxurious offering with all the bells and whistles. In between are two trims with a dizzying number of features packages and additional options.
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid is available in four trims: S, SE, Titanium and Platinum. The S sets the stage with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine/electric motor combo that it shares with the rest of the Fusion Hybrid lineup. It's modestly equipped for the price, with standard features including a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port and a nine-speaker audio system. The SE offers better value. For just a few dollars more, you get power front seats, satellite radio and a rear armrest. It also lets you choose from several option packages should you want to bolster your Fusion Hybrid with additional features.
There's a significant price bump to the Titanium, though this trim includes several of the SE's packages. Choosing the Titanium also equips the Fusion with sport front seats, ambient interior lighting and a 12-speaker Sony audio system. Both the SE and Titanium can be equipped with a suite of driver assistance technologies and additional luxury features.
Spring for the range-topping Platinum and you'll get everything above plus a power-adjustable steering wheel and upgraded leather upholstery that wouldn't look out of place in its upscale Lincoln sibling, the MKZ Hybrid. With that in mind, it's worth noting that the Platinum is slightly more expensive than the base version of the MKZ Hybrid, but the Ford is equipped with far more features at that price level.
Compared to other hybrid sedans, the Fusion S is less expensive than rivals' base models, while the Platinum is pricier than just about every other top-level competitor (though materials quality is arguably superior to others). The Fusion Hybrid's weaknesses are mostly limited to middling performance and just-average fuel economy estimates. If you're like us and believe the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid's strengths more than make up for its shortcomings, use the robust shopping tools provided by Edmunds to build and find your perfect car.
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Is the 2018 Ford Fusion-hybrid safe? The 2018 Ford Fusion-hybrid earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
Available Ford Fusion Hybrid 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: SE, Titanium, Base, S, Platinum
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Shadow Black, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Impact Blue, Lightning Blue, Oxford White, Bordeaux Reserve Metallic, Sunset, White Gold, Ice Storm, Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Side, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic, Atlantis Green Clearcoat Metallic, Light Ice Blue Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Gold Metallic, Guard Metallic, Tectonic Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Ebony leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Dune leather, Medium Soft Ceramic leather, Charcoal Black cloth, Ebony premium leather, Dune cloth, Earth cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Terracotta premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Remote Start, Mobile Internet, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Stereo, Cooled Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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