2018 Ford Fusion Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Ford Fusion Prices - How Much is a Ford Fusion?
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What's New For 2018?
No significant changes were made to the 2018 Ford Fusion. Essentially, everything carries over from the outgoing 2017 lineup.
The 2018 Ford Fusion is available as a regular, gas-powered midsized sedan. There is a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid variant, which is known as the Fusion Energi, available as well.
There are five different trim levels available on the Ford Fusion. The base is known as the S model and is powered by a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The S includes cruise control, a standard rearview camera, and Ford's Sync system. The next trim up is the SE, which features larger wheels, heat ducts in the rear, and satellite radio. The S and SE can be equipped with the Appearance package while the Luxury package is available only for the SE. The Luxury package adds a higher-powered engine, heated front seats, and heated mirrors. There is also a Technology package available for the SE. The Titanium trim includes all optional features found on the SE and adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. This trim can be equipped with the optional Driver Assist package. The line-topping Platinum trim includes everything found on the Titanium plus upgraded leather and interior trim. The Fusion also has a V6 Sport which features an upgraded engine and can be equipped with the Upgrade package.
The 2018 Ford Fusion is not exactly a speed demon, and this is the vehicle's only significant downfall. The 1.5-L engine can only get from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is considerably sluggish for this class. Braking, however, is easily modulated and has a natural feel to it. The pedal has just the right amount of firmness to feel secure while making a panic stop. The Fusion's steering remains fairly well-centered and fluid in low-speed situations but is a bit too disconnected when you get the vehicle going at higher speeds. The Fusion manages to handle quite well, and there is a noticeable lack of body roll to this vehicle. You can take the Fusion over bumpy dirt roads or pothole-ridden city streets without too many issues. Overall, the Fusion could use some tweaks to improve its steering and acceleration abilities but delivers an otherwise solid performance. The Fusion is certainly a much more pleasing car to drive than some of its competitors.
As far as the gasoline-powered version goes, the Fusion is a rather fuel efficient vehicle. The 2.5-L engine that comes standard on the S and SE nets 25 combined mpg (21 city/32 highway) while the 1.5-L engine bests that at a combined 27 mpg (23 city/34 city). The 2.0-L with FWD gets 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway), and the AWD version gets 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway). Predictably, the V6 gets the worst fuel economy at a combined 20 mpg (17 city/26 highway).
The 2018 Ford Fusion is slated to be one of the best-selling midsized sedans, and it's no wonder why. With a decent fuel economy and strong driving performance, the Fusion is one of this model year's top picks for a daily driver.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Ford Fusion
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ford Fusion invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Ford Fusion MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.