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Midsize sedans are not hard to come by. By now, car manufacturers far and wide have caught on to how much people are attracted to the combination of power and space, without sacrificing the ease of driving a smaller vehicle. Regardless, the 2018 Ford Fusion stands out high above its competitors.
For those residing in communities like Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, its essential to have a car that’s reliable, practical, and stylish—the last thing you need is to find yourself stuck on Seven Mountains, or having a mechanical issue in Penn State football traffic.
To get a better idea of what this vehicle can do for your lifestyle, let’s jump in headfirst to the Fusion safety aspects in this Ford Fusion review.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Ford Fusion a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, as well as a five-out-of-five-star rating in the side crash category. This comes as no surprise as this vehicle has nearly 30 safety features, including eight different types of airbags that essentially envelop the car’s interior in the event of an accident.
More so, these airbags are enhanced by the Personal Safety System™, which uses advanced technology to adjust airbag deployment depending on crash severity, as well as safety belt usage sensors, and seat position sensors. These technologies customize the airbag deployment in order to maximize protection in the event of an accident, and minimize injury from the airbag.
The standard 2018 Ford Fusion marries a 2.5L Duratec® I-4 engine with an automatic six-speed transmission that achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/32 highway/25 combined MPG. This standard engine produces 175 horsepower for a ride that’s smooth and powerful. The engine’s advanced design and sound proofing in the cabin result in a relatively silent ride. Additionally, this standard trim comes equipped with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional for all other trims, too.
If you opt for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, you’ll see a nice boost in MPG. For instance, the top of the line 2.0L I-4 Energi Plug-In Hybrid engine will get you 43 city/41 highway/42 combined MPG.
Four other engines are available for the 2018 Ford Fusion including the 1.5L I-4 EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop technology, the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost®, the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, or the 2.0L hybrid engine.
Among other otherworldly technology features, the 2018 Ford Fusion is FordPass™ compatible. FordPass™ allows you to not only maintain nearly every aspect of your vehicle from the convenience of your handheld smartphone such as scheduling service appointments, but it also allows you to access your vehicle remotely. Want to start your car or unlock the doors? Just pop into the app with an easy click of a button.
The Ford Fusion is also fitted out with Ford SYNC® 3. This voice-activated infotainment hub lets you do things like control your smartphone using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, or find directions to that new Italian grill you can’t seem to remember the address of.
Now that we’ve touched the tip of iceberg, you’re probably wondering what other benefits you could get from purchasing the 2018 Ford Fusion as your next vehicle. Well, the last thing we want to do is leave you hanging. We highly recommend that your next step be a test drive. Setting one up is easy; just contact The Lake Dealerships, only a short drive from Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte today.