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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Black 2018 Ford Focus on Desert Road vs Blue 2018 Ford Fusion on City Street

Are you looking for an affordable, efficient and fun-to-drive car? Look no further than Marshal Mize Ford in Chattanooga. If you fall into this category, the compact Ford Focus and the midsize Ford Fusion should be at the top of your automotive wish list. With so many models and trim levels to choose from in the Ford stable of vehicles, Chattanooga-area car shoppers have a tough decision on their hands and this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Ford Fusion comparison will help you find the right fit.

A standout in the compact car segment, the 2018 Ford Focus is available in practical sedan and sporty hatchback variants that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Ford Focus models are available in six grades – S (sedan only), SE, SEL, Titanium, ST (hatchback only) and the track-tuned RS (hatchback only) -- that will start at just $17,950. Families who need more passenger and cargo space will love what the athletic 2018 Ford Fusion brings to the table. Available in five trim levels – S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and Sport – the Ford Fusion starts at $22,215.

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2018 Ford Focus VS 2018 Ford Fusion
$17,950 Starting Price $22,215
160-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Standard Engine 173-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder
Sedan and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan
13.2 - 23.3 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 16 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Focus and Ford Fusion?

Power and performance are highlights of this 2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Ford Fusion comparison with a true arsenal of powertrain options. Whether you are interested in efficient fuel-economy ratings or track-ready power, the Ford Focus and Ford Fusion fit the bill. Entry-level Ford Focus models feature an energetic 160-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder power core that can be paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. When married to the six-speed automatic, the Ford Focus will make up to 31 mpg combined.

Engine upgrades include an ultra-efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine exclusive to the Focus SE Sedan that employs Auto Start Stop technology and can be paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. This combination will deliver 40 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission. Amp up performance when you opt for the Focus ST, which features a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine. If you want to hit the track, the Ford Focus RS will fit the bill with a 350-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder and all-wheel drive.

Are you looking for a midsize sedan that pairs practicality and performance? The 2018 Ford Fusion will check all the boxes. A standard 173-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sets the bar high and pairs with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to earn 25 mpg on the highway. If efficient fuel economy is your goal, the Fusion is available with a 181-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder with Auto Start Stop technology that will make 27 mpg combined.

If you and your family enjoy heart-pounding thrills, the Ford Fusion will deliver with an available 245-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that will make 25 mpg combined and is available with all-wheel drive. Performance-tuned Ford Fusion Sport editions play host to a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V-6 engine that will manufacture 380 pound-feet of torque and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants add to the Ford Fusion power arsenal.

No matter which Ford model you choose, you will enjoy a wealth of high-end features at every turn. Popular Ford Focus SE models feature a standard rearview camera, Ford MyKey® technology, a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® interface, 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space in sedan models and Bluetooth. Base Ford Fusion editions feature 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® interface, Bluetooth and 16 cubic feet of trunk space. When you add the Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system, you will receive a touchscreen display with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Visit Marshal Mize Ford today to find a Ford car, truck or crossover that will fit your lifestyle and budget!


Blue 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback in Front of Glass Building
2018 Ford Focus Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
Blue 2018 Ford Fusion Front Exterior on City Street
2018 Ford Fusion Steering Wheel and Dashboard with SYNC Touchscreen