The 2018 Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that hasn't changed much on the outside over the last few years, but all the updates underneath the skin keep it competitive in a segment with plenty of brand rivalry. The standard Fusion (the hybrid version is reviewed separately) is broken down into five trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport. Think of the S and SE trim levels as the base, with the Titanium and the Platinum topping the ladder. The V6 Sport model adds a particularly powerful engine along with a long list of standard features and unique styling.
If you're looking for more bang for your buck, the Fusion S and SE make a good deal of sense. They come standard with items such as a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, smartphone app integration power front seats and satellite radio. Aside from the standard equipment, there's a combination of stand-alone options and packages, many of which are available across multiple trim levels. Both the SE and Platinum trim levels for instance, have an optional Driver Assistance package that adds items such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and a lane-keeping assist system.
Prices for the Fusion will vary based on the trim level you want, the engine you choose (paired with front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive) and the number of creature comforts to go along with those choices. There are four engines to choose from when you include the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and comfort items such as ventilated seats, upgraded leather upholstery and sport suspension can all drive the price up. Compared to rivals though, that's pretty much the norm. When you put similar trim levels up against competitors, the Fusion is within a few hundred dollars (in either direction) of segment leaders.
On the upper trim levels such as the Platinum and the V6 Sport, you'll be paying top dollar for this four-door Ford, but build quality and materials meet or surpass the standards set by many entry-level luxury cars. So, in short, the added price might just be worth it if you're looking to supplant a luxury car with something more unconventional. So whether you're looking for a basic, no-frills version of the 2018 Ford Fusion or a decked-out, top-of-the-line Platinum edition, Edmunds can help you find the perfect one for your garage.
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Is the 2018 Ford Fusion safe? The 2018 Ford Fusion 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?
Available Ford Fusion 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hybrid
Available Trims: SE, S, Titanium w/EcoBoost, Titanium, SEL, Sport w/EcoBoost, SE w/EcoBoost, SPORT, Hybrid
Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Shadow Black, Magnetic Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Sterling Gray Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Lightning Blue, White Gold, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Deep Impact Blue, Guard Metallic, Black, Blue Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Dark Side, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede, Sunset Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Oxford White, Tectonic Metallic, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Metallic, Sport Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Redfire Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Blue Flame Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, Smokestone Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Atlantis Green Clearcoat Metallic, Charcoal Beige Metallic, Merlot Clearcoat Metallic, Moss Green Clearcoat Metallic, Ginger Ale Metallic, Light Sage Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Titanium Green Clearcoat Metallic, Tungsten Silver Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Tri-Coat Clearcoat
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black cloth, Ebony leather, Charcoal Black leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Medium Light Stone leather, Dark Earth Gray leather/suede, Medium Soft Ceramic leather, Dune cloth, Earth cloth, Ebony cloth, Ebony premium leather, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Dune leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Charcoal Black w/Black Inserts leather, Camel cloth, Camel leather, Ginger premium leather, Brick Red premium leather, Charcoal Black w/Sport Blue Inserts leather, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Camel premium cloth, Charcoal Black w/Alcantara Blue Suede Seat Inserts and Stitching leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Rear Bench Seats, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Alarm, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Power Driver Seat, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Heated seats, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Remote Start, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Sunroof/Moonroof, AWD/4WD, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Stereo, Mobile Internet, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Cooled Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system