Whether you're driving from Harrisville to Kittanning or Clarion to Slippery Rock, you need a safe, reliable car. The sporty compact Ford Focus and the refined midsize Ford Fusion are dependable cars with convenient features that'll help you on the way to Worthington.

So, which one is right for you? To find out, check out this 2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Ford Fusion comparison by Butler County Ford.

Focus vs Fusion: Performance

The 2018 Ford Focus offers a variety of engines, starting with a compact 1.0L EcoBoost® I-3 engine with a 123-horsepower output. It's most powerful option is a sporty 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine that produces 350 horsepower.

There are four engines offered for the 2018 Ford Fusion. They range from a 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine that generates 173 horsepower to a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine that delivers 325 horsepower.

Both feature a 6-speed automatic transmission with available SelectShift® that allows you to manually shift between gears with no clutch. The Focus also offers both a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Together, these engines and transmissions help the Focus and Fusion achieve great fuel efficiency. The Ford Focus gets an EPA-estimated 34 MPG highway, while the Fusion gets an EPA-estimated 32 MPG highway. For increased efficiency, check out the Focus Electric and the Fusion Hybrid.

Comfort and Space

The 2018 Ford Focus is a comfortable compact with 43.1 inches of front legroom and 33.2 inches of rear legroom. The trunk in the Focus Sedan has 13.2 cubic feet of space. The Focus Hatchback gives you 23.3 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seats and features a removable cargo cover. With the seats folded down, there's a total of 43.9 cubic feet of storage space.

As a midsize sedan, the 2018 Ford Fusion is bigger and has 44.3 inches of front legroom and 38.3 inches of rear legroom. Its trunk has room for 16 cubic feet of space.

Focus vs Fusion Safety & Features

Both the 2018 Ford Focus and 2018 Ford Fusion are loaded with features for driver assistance and safety. Some of their available features are:

  • SYNC® 3: An all-in-one system that brings voice-activated navigation, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ together on a color LCD touchscreen on your dashboard.
  • Rear View Camera: Assists with backing up by putting what's behind you up on the dashboard touchscreen.
  • Lane Keeping Assist: Alerts you if the car starts to drift out of its lane.
  • Blind Spot Information System: Warns you if there are any cars in your blind spot.

These convenient features are all located on your dashboard. FordPass™ is a feature you can take with you. Download the app to your phone and you'll be able to find, reserve, and pay for parking before arriving at your destination. It can even compare gas prices for you while you drive.

With all these features, along with seven standard airbags in the Focus and eight in the Fusion, both cars have earned a 2018 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Safety Administration.

Test Drive the Focus and Fusion

Both Ford cars can help you get around Clarion and Harrisville. To see for yourself whether the 2018 Ford Focus or the 2018 Ford Fusion is more your style, head over to Butler County Ford for a test drive. They'll get you on your way to explore Kittanning, Slippery Rock, and Worthington.

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