2018 Ford Fusion Sport review – redesign, specs, price. The Fords middle aged Fusion was presented four years ago and it is time for its revision. It should be redesigned for a 2018-year model. It will be unleashed in two versions, a sport type and a hybrid type. Both types will come with same types of features, but differ in terms of engine specs and performance. The new Ford Fusion 2018 is expected to give stiff competition to its rivals from other brands in its segment, and win over many customers in the coming years. Its main rivals on car market will be Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima and Chevy Malibu.
2018 Ford Fusion redesign
The 2018 Fusion will have oval shaped grille segment with horizontal metal slits. There will be standard sized headlights along with LED lights. The LED lamps would be durable in form, and improved in technology. There will be two indicator lamps within two headlight boxes. Attractive and high quality alloy wheels of 19-inch diameter would make the sides more attractive. Distinct metal will be used on its bodywork, and make the chassis much stronger. The fresh design will enhance the appearance of the car, and make it steadier and easier to handle. As before, the new Ford Fusion 2018 will be available in five trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and Sport. Hybrid and Energi models are going to be available too with adequate powertrain.
The interior cabin of the 2018 Ford Fusion will have a number of features, which would enhance its flexibility. There would be available stylish leather seats for better comfort of occupants. Customers can expect important features such as iPhone connectivity, USB port, Bluetooth, audio player, Pandora link for the satellite radio, GPS navigation system, an auxiliary port and a high definition touch screen. There would be enough safety features such as lane departure warning, ABS, lane assistance, dual airbag and rear parking camera. There are couple driver-assist features available such as: Adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane keep assist and optional Blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert (BLIS). There would be Wi-Fi and excellent infotainment features.
New Ford Fusion 2018 specs
The new Ford Fusion 2018 will come with couple engine options, depending on chosen trim level. The base engine for all models is 2.5-liter I-4 with 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Other engines are all turbocharged and the smallest one is 1.5-liter inline 4 with 178 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque but for more power you should go for 2.0-liter I4 with 240 HP and 270 pounds per feet of torque. Just like its predecessor, the sport model will be equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 turbocharged engine capable of producing maximum power of 325 horsepower and enormous 350 lb-ft of torque. All engines come paired with 6-speed automatic transmission while paddle shifters are available with only with 1.5-liter Turbo. Power will be transferred to front wheels while AWD system will be optional for all models except Sport trim that will have it as standard.
The Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi models, on the other hand, will be equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a electric motor and lithium-ion battery. This combination will be able to offer combined power of 188 / 195 horses (Hybrid / Energi) and 129 lb-ft of torque for petrol engine only. There will be transmission in two modes, a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle will come in an all-wheel drive and a four wheel drive. Both of these models will come equipped with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission for better fuel economy.
2018 Ford Fusion price and release date
The 2018 Ford Fusion will be offered with a base price around $22,500 for the base trims. Cost will go higher with higher trim levels and it could go up to $36,000 for the top Platinum trim. Fusion Hybrid Platinum will go even higher, and it should cost over $40,000. It is rumored that the new Ford Fusion 2018 is going to be launched in market sometime during the end of 2017.