2018 Ford Fusion vs Focus - Brownsville, TX

Tipton Ford Dare To Compare: 2018 Ford Fusion vs Focus

If you're shopping for a new car, the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Ford Fusion are both excellent options. At Tipton Ford, we've put together a guide to help you choose the one that's best for your needs.


The Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan, which means it's the roomiest option for carrying five passengers. The Fusion's large 16-cubic-foot trunk is near the top of its class, and its 60/40 split-folding rear seats add even more cargo flexibility.

The Ford Focus can also hold five passengers, but as a compact car, it doesn't have quite as much back seat room. The Focus sedan has 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space, but the Focus hatchback provides an outstanding 23.3 cubic feet - and 40 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Here, the Fusion is a better choice if you want more comfortable space for passengers, while the Focus hatchback is the roomiest option for hauling cargo.


With the 2018 Ford Focus S base trim, you'll get 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, but an upgrade to SE raises fuel economy to 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.* The Focus Electric gets 118 MPGe in the city and 96 MPGe on the highway.*

The 2018 Ford Fusion S base trim provides 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.* The Fusion Hybrid gets 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, while the plug-in Fusion Energi gets 104 MPGe in the city and 91 MPGe on the highway.*

The Focus is the superior choice if you're looking for an electric or gas-fueled vehicle, while the Fusion is your best bet for a hybrid.


The 2018 Ford Focus possesses an overall five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Focus its highest score in all but one category.

The NHTSA gives the 2018 Ford Fusion an overall five-star safety rating. The IIHS also approves of the Fusion, naming it as a Top Safety Pick.

With high ratings from these major organizations, both the Focus and the Fusion are excellent options for safety-conscious drivers.

Whether you choose the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Ford Fusion will depend on your specific driving needs. However, either one of these vehicles will provide you with options for roomy space, high efficiency, and outstanding safety. Test drive them both at Tipton Ford.

*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.

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