These are the best features of the 2018 Ford Fusion

The 2018 Ford Fusion

You could say that the Ford Fusion is underrated because it rivals great mid-sized sedans yet manages to amaze people with its comfortable interior and great driving dynamics.

Ford Motor Company manufactured and marketed the Ford Fusion, production of which began in 2006 and ended in 2020. There are two generations of the Fusion; The first generation was from 2006 to 2012, and the second generation started in 2013 and ended in 2020.

The Fusion 2018 comes with a high-quality cab and modern safety features. However, the Fusion has a few minor flaws that Ford managed to fix with a few upgrades. For example, the standard 2.5-litre engine isn’t very powerful, but three different engine options increase performance. Before releasing the vehicle in 2018, Ford tested and updated this mid-sized sedan to ensure it remains a top contender in its class.

The Fusion has something for everyone. Six engines are available, two with four-wheel drive, two hybrid and one with an astonishing 325 horsepower. Then there are the five trim levels, which cover everything from the most basic to near-luxury.

Let’s take a look at what other features made the Fusion one of the best mid-sized sedans of 2018.

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The 2018 Ford Fusion is very comfortable and quiet

The Fusion has some minor issues with comfort, but they’re not major. The ride is very smooth on the highway and the Fusion keeps road noise to a minimum. In addition, the front seats are comfortable and refreshing to sit on.

The designers made sure that the fabric seats were nicely padded and offered an excellent balance of support and comfort that lasted for hours. There are also adjustable headrests at the front and the outer rear seats are angled comfortably.

Ford engineers took the Fusion a step further with comfort because the car is not disturbed by the small imperfections on the road. At times the ride can feel a bit floaty with no passengers or cargo, but it’s not bouncy or uncontrolled.

The Fusion comes with a 1.5-litre engine that rumbles a bit at full acceleration, but otherwise the interior is quiet, especially on the highway. The good thing about the car is that it allows a small amount of wind and road noise to pass through into the cabin. The automatic climate control performs well in warm weather; the only downside to the climate control is that the controls are small.

The 2018 Ford Fusion has a unique and luxurious interior

The reviews on the Fusion’s interior are that it is pleasant and accommodating. You will find that getting in and out is easy and that the riding position is nicely adjustable. The cabin also offers sufficient space.

The Fusion interior features a rotary transmission switch and controls that are uncluttered and easy to use at a glance. The steering wheel controls make navigating the large dashboard screen easy.

Ford made it easy for occupants to climb in and out of the car thanks to wide opening doors, large doorways and seats positioned at an attractive height. The riding position is easy to change and comfortable. The car comes with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with a wide range of adjustability.

The Fusion is roomy, with above-average head and legroom in both the front and rear seats. The only drawback is that the sloping roofline behind reduces rear headroom, while the optional sunroof further reduces headroom.

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For cargo space and storage, Ford made sure the Fusion has enough to satisfy their customers

Customers praised the Fusion for having a large trunk and ample interior storage for everyday storage of a significant amount of luggage or for family road trips.

Ford provided a huge box under the front armrest and a large box under the center console in the storage compartments. There are two cup holders in each of the wide door pockets and two in the front and rear center armrests.

The Fusion’s large trunk is easily accessible thanks to a wide trunk opening, low loading height and 60/40 folding rear seats as standard. The Fusion has a larger cargo capacity than the Camry and Mazda6, with 16 cubic feet in the trunk alone.

The 2018 Ford Fusion offers advanced infotainment features

The Fusion has the latest Sync 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it one of the most technology-friendly vehicles on the market. Without a steep learning curve, it’s easy to connect devices, use voice commands, and navigate to a location.

The synchronization 3 and the navigation system are superior to the previous MyFord Touch system. Sync 3 offers large virtual buttons and the ability to swipe through menus, just like a smartphone.

The voice control is great; natural language and simple instructions work great for playing music, changing radio stations, entering GPS destinations, and making phone calls. To activate Siri on their smartphone, drivers only need to long-press the voice button.