2018 Ford Fusion in Ruby RedFor the drivers in Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Nazareth, Easton, and the rest of the Lehigh Valley area, deciding between the 2018 Ford Fusion AWD and the Subaru Legacy can be a tough choice. After all, the Ford Fusion offers a V6 Sport trim with a powerful 2.7L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine and standard All-Wheel Drive, while the Subaru Legacy offers many comparable features and systems. Luckily, we can help!

Our team here at Ray Price Stroud Ford wrote this Ford Fusion All-Wheel Drive vs. Subaru Legacy comparison to help all our friends across Pennsylvania decide which model is better for your life.

Fusion and Legacy: AWD and Engine Specs

Here's the thing about this Ford sedan's available V6 engine: it slams home 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, which is a lot of power for a car that gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 21 city/32 highway MPG on its standard trim level!We haven't even dived into its All-Wheel Drive system, either.

In the 2018 Fusion, Intelligent AWD sensors distribute torque to either the front or rear axles based on road conditions and traction. This ensures that the torque goes where it needs to go prior to any wheel slippage. Best of all, this feature is standard on the V6 Sport, and available on the Fusion SE, Titanium, and Platinum trims.

For good measure, we'll give you a brief overview of a few other performance-boosting features:

  • 6-speed automatic transmission with optional steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • European-inspired independent MacPherson strut-type suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Electric power-assisted steering with pull-drift compensation for road irregularities
  • Technology: Turbocharge, Direct Injection, Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing

Unfortunately, on the other hand, the Subaru sedan's available 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine is only capable of producing 256 horsepower-that's almost 70 less horsepower than the Ford Fusion!

Ford Fusion vs Subaru Legacy: Style

2018 Ford Fusion with stylish Lightning Blue exteriorWe also understand the importance of style when you're driving a sedan. Everybody wants to look good.

In the Ford Fusion sedan, that's not an issue at all. Not only does it let you upgrade with options like the S Appearance Package (with its leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch premium dark stainless wheels, and rear spoiler), but it also comes in cool colors like Lightning Blue, Ruby Red, and Oxford White.

The 2018 Legacy's exterior color palette is limited to significantly blander options, such as Tungsten Metallic and Crystal Black Silica. Plus, without upgrade options like the Fusion S Appearance Package, it just can't compete. The Fusion's optional halogen fog lamps with their black bezels take the cake, each time.

Contact Us at Ray Price Stroud For a Ford Fusion Test Drive 

Well, now that the verdict's in, you're probably dying to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Ford Fusion AWD for yourself. We encourage you to reach out to us to schedule a test drive as soon as you can.

Located in the heart of Lehigh Valley, our Ray Price Stroud Ford dealership is just a few minutes down (or up!) the road from Nazareth, Easton, East Stroudsburg, and Stroudsburg. Of course, we're just a couple of seconds away via the phone or the internet, too. We can't wait to hear from you soon!


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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