2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid
This may be a little facetious but, theoretically, an argument could be made that the 2018 Ford Fusion lineup is the only sedan lineup Ford really needs to make. Sure, we love the 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Ford Fiesta and the 2018 Ford Taurus here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, but the new Ford Fusion lineup truly does have something for everyone – from its capably efficient base model and excitingly powerful V6 Sport model to its hybrid and electric models (and everything in between). No matter what kind of sedan you’re looking for, the 2018 Fusion lineup has you covered.
But since no one is ever going to just purchase every single available 2018 Ford Fusion trim level all at once, that means you’ve got to decide which of these models within the versatile new Ford Fusion lineup is right for you. That’s exactly why we’ve created this 2018 Ford Fusion versus 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid head-to-head model comparison.
2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid
|2.5-Liter iVCT I-4 Engine||Base Powertrain||2.0-Liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Engine & Electric Motor|
|175 HP||Base Horsepower||141 HP|
|175 lb-ft.||Base Torque||129 lb-ft.|
|21/32 MPG||Base City/Highway Gas Mileage||43/41 MPG|
2018 Ford Fusion Gas Models Give You More Power While the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gives You Better Fuel Efficiency
That headline probably isn’t a surprise to anyone. Hybrid models are known for their gas mileage, and the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid is no different. That’s because it houses a 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine paired with an 88 kW Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor powered by a 1.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery, which offers 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 43 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway.
As for the rest of the new Ford Fusion lineup, multiple powertrains are available. The base 2018 Ford Fusion S trim level features a 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine offering 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The top-of-the-line 2018 Ford Fusion V6 Sport model features a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that pumps out 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 17 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
The new Fusion lineup also features two other engines, which our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL, can tell you all about – along with anything else you’d like to know about the 2018 Ford Fusion and all of its exciting and impressive trim levels.