2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Excellent Sync 3 infotainment system
- Rear seats can fold down to increase cargo space
- Platinum trim's interior quality surpasses that of some luxury cars
- Interior remains quiet at highway speeds
- Lurches forward unpleasantly when the gas engine kicks on
- Sleek roofline reduces rear visibility and headroom
- Fuel economy figures aren't as high as rival hybrid sedans
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Fusion Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
Most mainstream automakers now offer hybrid versions of their midsize sedans. That means there's plenty of choices, but it can also make it hard to figure out which hybrid is going to be best for you. Ford might just have what you're looking for with its 2018 Fusion Hybrid. We like the standard Fusion for its sharp looks, surprisingly adept handling, spacious trunk and excellent Sync 3 infotainment system. These positive traits carry over to the hybrid version as well (yep, even the handling and cargo capacity) to give it an edge over some rivals.
A well-sorted chassis and suspension setup prevent the Fusion from rolling around too much when the road gets twisty. But even if mountain roads aren't part of your normal commute, you'll still appreciate the Fusion's space-efficient interior and trunk. As with other hybrid sedans, the Fusion's battery pack occupies a good deal of the trunk's real estate. However, its low profile means you can still lower the rear seats and access the trunk, increasing usable storage space. This is a rare feature in this class.
Interior materials are also consistently high across the trim levels. In the range-topping Fusion Platinum version, the quilted leather upholstery might make you think you're riding in a luxury car. There are compromises, of course. The Fusion Hybrid isn't the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class — it gets 42 mpg combined, compared to 48 mpg in the Accord Hybrid — and it isn't the quickest. But overall we think the Fusion's practicality and comfortable and well-trimmed cabin far outweigh its performance deficiencies.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid as one of Edmunds' Best Hybrid Cars for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid midsize sedan is available in four trims. Its base S trim includes basic creature comforts like dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a rearview camera. We recommend starting with the next-level SE; the price bump is justified by the added features and expanded list of optional features. Keep piling options onto the SE, and you might actually find it economical to upgrade to the Titanium, as it includes several of the SE's option packages. If you want the absolute best, the Platinum includes nearly every feature the Fusion Hybrid offers.
Like every Ford Fusion Hybrid, the base S trim is front-wheel drive and powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine matched to an electric motor (188 total system horsepower). Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, remote locking and unlocking, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, two configurable driver information displays, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, audio and phone voice commands (Sync), Bluetooth connectivity, a 4.2-inch central display screen, smartphone app integration, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port.
Stepping up to the SE adds exterior LED accent lights, exterior keypad entry, a digital compass, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), a six-way power passenger seat, a rear-seat center armrest and satellite radio.
A few option packages are available for the SE. The Appearance package (Equipment Group 601A) adds 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and contrasting interior stitching. The Luxury package (Equipment Group 602A) includes LED headlights, upgraded taillights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, chrome exterior trim, keyless entry and ignition, remote engine start, leather upholstery, heated front seats and driver-seat memory settings. Opting for the SE Technology package equips the SE with rear parking sensors, the Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen, enhanced voice controls, an 11-speaker audio system, a 110-volt power outlet, a second USB port, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Titanium gets you the SE's optional features listed above as standard, as well as LED foglights, sport front seats, eight-way power adjustment for the passenger seat, ambient lighting and an upgraded Sony 12-speaker audio system with HD radio.
The SE (with Technology and Luxury packages selected) and Titanium offer the available Luxury Driver Assist package, which includes automatic wipers, automatic high-beam control, an auto-dimming driver mirror, a heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning and intervention. With the Driver's Assist package selected, the SE and Titanium can also be equipped with adaptive cruise control with pedestrian detection, a collision mitigation system and an automated parallel- and perpendicular-parking system.
A sunroof and a navigation system are optional for both the SE and Titanium, and the Titanium can be had with ventilated front seats.
Springing for the top-of-the-line Platinum gets you everything listed above as standard, along with a power-adjustable steering wheel, premium floor mats, upgraded leather upholstery and extended leather coverings.
All trim levels can be equipped with inflatable rear seat belts.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our Full Test of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum (2.0L inline-4 hybrid | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Fusion hasn't received significant revisions. Our findings remain applicable to this year's model.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out4
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation3.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Fusion Hybrid safety features:
- Reverse Sensing System
- Alerts you to possible objects behind you when you're backing up in the Fusion Hybrid.
- Blind Spot Information System
- Illuminates a light on the left or right mirror if a vehicle is detected in the Fusion Hybrid's blind spot on that side.
- Lane Keeping System
- Vibrates the steering wheel if the Ford Fusion begins to drift outside its lane. Also moves the steering wheel to guide the car back.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid for Sale
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.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Fusion Hybrid Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Fusion Hybrid 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Fusion Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Fusion Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,745. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $8,471 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,471 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,274.
The average savings for the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is26.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,215. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $8,560 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,560 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,655.
The average savings for the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is31.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 54 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,265. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $7,627 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,627 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,638.
The average savings for the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is29% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Which 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrids are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid?
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