After a significant update from the last year, it is pretty much for sure that the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid will continue with the same characteristics. This popular mid-size sedan is considered as one of the best offers on the market. It is a car that proved itself during all these years of production.
It originally came in 2005 and the current model is in the second generations. Both generations were available with hybrid powertrains, but the current model is much better in many aspects than the original. The current model is present since 2013, but the company did a facelift last year. All models from the lineup, including this hybrid version, updated.
However, this wasn’t just an ordinary facelift. Besides usual visual improvements, the company also introduced many other novelties. So, the next-year 2018 Fusion Hybrid will come without changes, and it will come late in the year.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid redesign and features
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid will come without changes, as we already mentioned. The last-year model came with plenty of novelties. There are several new visual details, especially at the front end, where the new model comes with plenty of tweaks. Besides the attractive look, this hybrid also comes with plenty of equipment. It comes with a voice-controlled SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display. There are also standard features like a nine-speaker sound system, push-button start, a rearview camera etc.
There are also plenty of optional features available. For example, you can get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, a moonroof, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, parallel park assist, rear park assist, voice-activated navigation, predictive weather, and traffic etc.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid powertrain
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid will feature the same powertrain that was introduced with the second generation of this mid-size sedan. Compared to the original, it features a far more advanced 2.0-liter gasoline engine, instead of a 2.5-liter unit. It combines power with an electric motor. The total output is around 188 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the original, it features a much better fuel economy, which goes around 44 miles per gallon in the city and 41 mph on a highway.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid other versions
Besides 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, you should also consider other versions of the sedan. It comes with several gasoline units in the offer, but also in a plug-in variant. This version combines a 140-hp gasoline engine with the 118-hp electric motor. A total output is around 195 horsepower with a fully-charged battery.
When it comes to battery, it is a lithium-ion pack that has a capacity of 7.6 kWh. This model features an average fuel economy around 44 miles per gallon in a combined drive. All-electric range is around 22 miles, while a top speed in all-electric mode is around 85 miles per hour.
As we already mentioned, there are also several conventional gasoline units in the offer. The base 2.5-liter unit is good for about 175 horses, but there are also three more advanced EcoBoost units with 180, 240, 325 horses.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid competition
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid will have plenty of competitors. Main rivals are models like Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid etc. Just like the Fusion, many of these models have their plug-in versions too. We could also consider some models with the gasoline engines as competitors. For example, there are models like Subaru Legacy, VW Passat, and even a Mazda 6.
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid release date and price
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid will come with no changes, so we expect to see it in the usual time. It will come somewhere late in the year, probably in December.
When it comes to price, we also don’t expect changes. The base model will go around 25.000 dollars, while the best-equipped version costs around 37.000 dollars.