Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Subaru Legacy

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Subaru Legacy
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Platinum AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $39,123 $41,400
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,563 $33,400
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,508 $34,400
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,315 $37,370
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,248 $25,390
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $24,891 $26,340
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,172 $30,870
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,846
$20,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,990
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings. The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 55
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 104.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 108.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P225/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3681 3514
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
231 @ 5500 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
44W-A NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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