2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Focus v Fusion
Focus v Fusion

At Southern California Ford Dealers, we enjoy comparing and contrasting the innovative vehicles available from our participating dealers. It's a great exercise because it allows us to share important information with the public and finally, get to know the inventory even better. Today, we thought we'd take a closer look at two sedans, the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Ford Fusion.


2018 Ford Focus

If you're in the market for a compact sedan and hatchback that has an amazing price point, the 2018 Ford Focus is a great pick. When it comes to performance, the Ford Focus is available with four different engines. Perhaps the most impressive is the ultra-efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology engine that comes standard on the Ford Focus SE trim that is the first-ever three-cylinder engine from Ford. When you pair this engine with the six-speed manual transmission you can get an estimated EPA – 30 city/40 hwy mpg in fuel economy.* If you need more power, there is also a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4 engine that puts out 160 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque and is available on the 2018 Ford Focus ST.


Despite it's smaller size, the 2018 Ford Focus is an exceptionally safe sedan that received a five-star rating from NHTSA. Some of the major safety benefits include the Safety Canopy System and the Personal Safety System that comes with driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints, driver seat position sensor, standard rear-view camera, and AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control.

The 2018 Ford Focus packs a great deal of connectivity, technology, and comfort in a smaller and affordable package. Depending on the trim level, you can look forward to such benefits as:

· Leather-trimmed heated RECARO sport seats with Miko-Dinamica inserts

· Reverse Sensing System

· Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert

· Lane-Keeping System

· SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

· MyFord Mobile app


2018 Ford Fusion

This midsize sedan is larger than the Focus but is just as economical when it comes to price and performance. There are three available EcoBoost engines for the Ford Fusion including the standard 2.5-liter Duratec I-4 engine and the available 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost that puts out an impressive 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. There is a standard six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifter, but you can also add a Rotary Gear Shift Dial with USB port, and Intelligent AWD that uses sensors to balance torque between the front and rear wheels.


To keep everyone riding in the 2018 Ford Fusion protected, there are an array of standard and available cutting-edge safety features including a rear-view camera, dual-stage front and side airbags, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Inflatable Rear Seat Belts, and even Pre-Collision Assist. To keep you comfortable and connected the Ford Fusion offers an abundant number of hi-tech, entertainment, and comfort features that will catch your eye such as:

· SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

· Pinch-to-zoom eight-inch LCD touchscreen in the center stack

· SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

· Audio System from Sony with 12 Speakers and HD Radio Technology

· Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

· 10-way power driver seat with three memory settings

· Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats

· Power Moonroof


Which Is Right for You?

To truly discover the winner of Ford Focus vs. Ford Fusion battle, you must get behind the wheel of both and take them for a drive. Thankfully, that's where our participating Southern California Ford dealers can help. To find your nearest Ford Dealer, please visit our website and set up a test-drive today. We believe that no matter which you chose, you'll be happy with a picked Ford vehicle!


*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.