If you want the stellar reputation of a Ford and the versatility of a sedan, the 2018 Ford Fusion is a win-win.
2018 Ford Fusion
Why Buy a Ford Fusion?
Part of the appeal of the Ford Fusion is the sheer enormity of options. You have five trims (S, SE, Titanium, Sport, and Platinum) to choose from, not to mention the hybrid or electric versions. You can also choose between four engines, from the weaker base engine all the way to the turbocharged V6 engine on the Sport.
In terms of sheer practicality, the 2018 Fusion is hard to beat. A roomy interior means that five fit comfortably, front or back, and it's easy to get into and out of the car. You'll feel supported, even while driving long distances and the attractive interior is easy on the eyes. The spacious trunk means you'll have plenty of room for anything you might want to bring along. Most people worried about cargo space go for a hatchback, but with the Fusion you might not need to. It features a whopping 16 cubic feet of cargo space, almost best in its class, plus a wide trunk opening--that means you can make the most of the space you have.
Which Fusion is Best?
The Fusion Platinum is, as you might expect, the best and most expensive. For its price, you get a luxurious cabin bursting with premium features like leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, moonroof, voice-activated navigation, and a whole host of safety features.
But the Fusion SE is our recommendation because it delivers the most for your money. However, we do recommend upgrading the base engine if you want a fun drive. You can also grab as many options as you want from an extensive list: anything from moonroof to remote start to SYNC 3 infotainment system to driver assistance technologies.
Are Ford Fusions Front-wheel Drive or All-wheel Drive?
True to its calling as having something for everyone, the Ford Fusion comes with optional all-wheel drive on the SE, Titanium, and Platinum models. On the Sport model, AWD comes standard. Those who live in kind climates and are interested on saving on gas and repairs will want to get the standard front-wheel drive. But if you live or travel in places with wintry or rough weather, the all-wheel drive might be your ticket.
Are Ford Fusions Good on Gas?
Again, the Fusion can be almost anything you want it to be. Most Fusion models have fuel economy on the poorer side for their class. All that changes, of course, with the plug-in Fusion Hybrid or electric Fusion Energi models. If you're interested in going green and avoiding the pump, look into these fuel efficient models.