Road Test: 2018 Ford Fusion Sport

Road Test: 2018 Ford Fusion Sport


Price: $45,138 (as tested)

Engine: 2.7L twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve EcoBoost V6

Trans: 6-speed auto

Power: 325hp@ 5,500 rpm

Torque: 380 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

Curb Weight: 3,681 lbs./ 1,670 kg (base model)

Fuel Consumption: (L/100km – City/Hwy) 13.8/9.1


New for 2018: There were no changes to the 2018 model although this trim was new to the lineup as well as the Platinum version.  Why mess with a good thing.

Segment Competitors: Toyota Camry, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu

The Skinny: The Multimedia technology is user-friendly and easy to set up you’re your mobile devices.Our test vehicle had the Driver assist package which had the automatic high beams, forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, rain sensor wipers which are a bonus living here in the lower mainland. Although the Platinum trim comes standard with the self-parking system it is an available option on the other trims. Ventilated seats on a hot day give you relief and the seating is comfortable. The adaptive cruise control and premium 9 speaker sound systems made the ride even more enjoyable. Lots of window coverage with slim pillars makes it easy to see who is around the vehicle and a backup camera and rear parking sensors make parking a breeze. Be prepared to spend a little more at the pump as it can get a little thirsty with its 325hp engine.

Pros: Amazing cabin space, front and back. The trunk holds 16-cubic ft.

Cons:  Rotary shift, transmission was a little rough when accelerating.

The Verdict: The Fusion is offered in so many different models and trims to fit nearly any budget when shopping for a new vehicle which should appeal to just about anyone looking for a mid-size car. This sleek looking sedan features a truly luxurious feel and features a fun factor that is not offered in many of its competitors.

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