As the double-edged saying goes, “May you live in interesting times.”
This rings especially true when it comes to the sedan vehicle segment, which continues to seek its way out of the identity crisis which has plagued it in recent years. Replaced, in many cases, by crossover and SUV offerings as the go-to choice for families, sedan offerings have been forced to redefine themselves in order to retain relevance. Some seek more aggressive and sporty styling, while others seek to emulate their upscale luxury brethren.
With this in mind, the 2018 model year brings a number of refreshed sedan offerings. Consider the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, both of who are enjoying an aggressive restyling, restoring some attitude in the wake of a few bland model years. But alongside these bold redesigns sits another accessibly-priced offering, that’s almost easy to miss if you’re not looking for it: the 2018 Ford Fusion.
More than just a refined design, striking in its confident simplicity, the Fusion enters 2018 with few changes made. Then again, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. With wide opening doors, the Fusion is easy to enter and disembark from and help to encourage its surprisingly upscale feel. With a spacious cabin consisting of strong material choices, the well-constructed Fusion speaks to Ford’s confidence in their design philosophy, as well as their execution.
Made available in five trim levels, the Fusion is served up with a few engine configurations including a modest 2.5-liter four-cylinder (rated for 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque) a turbocharged 2.0-liter (channeling 240 hp and 270 lb-ft) and a turbocharged V6 (churning out 325 hp and 380 lb-ft). And there is no shortage of available technologies worth exploring, from Fusion’s infotainment-based features to those that help to ensure its safe operation.
If you’re interested in a closer look at the 2018 Ford Fusion, why not start here. More than just an extended glamour shot of the Fusion’s sleek and stylish aesthetic, it offers some insight into the Fusion’s driver assist and safety features, as well as its drivetrain options.
With twelve model years and two generations behind it, the Fusion may have never felt so aptly-named. Blending inspired design, capable performance, and innovative technology with a deceptively affordable pricetag, it is well-deserving of consideration by anyone in the market for a sedan.