At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're always proud to lend a helping hand to our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland when it's time for them to settle in a new car. We've often helped friends who have been torn between the Ford Focus vs Ford Fusion. Both sedans offer a lot to their drivers, but to help you decide, we're going to focus on their differences.

This Focus vs. Fusion comparison will help you see what these vehicles offer, so you can determine which one is better suited towards you.

Does the Fusion Have the Same Transmission as the Focus?

Both the Ford Focus and Fusion offer some impressive engine options for drivers to choose for their desired power or efficiency. The difference between the Focus and Fusion is their transmission offerings. The Focus comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder that's mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Fusion features a 2.5L 4-cylinder that comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and is slightly more powerful.

  • The 2018 Ford Focus can deliver 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2018 Ford Fusion can produce 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Focus also offers a 1.0L EcoBoost® 3-cylinder, and a turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder.
  • The Fusion offers an optional 1.5L EcoBoost® engine, a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, and both a hybrid and an electric 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson-Cycle engine.

Ford Focus vs Ford Fusion Size

Both the Focus and Fusion offers spacious cabins to their respective five passengers. Each vehicle comes outfitted with fabric-trimmed seats that can be upgraded to higher-end materials. As far as the space goes, each vehicle has their strengths.

  • The Ford Fusion is the larger sedan that offers 16 cubic feet of trunk space, while the Focus features 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space. However, when you opt for the Focus hatchback, you get 23.3/43.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Front-row passengers get more room in the Ford Fusion with 39.2 inches of headroom and 44.3 inches of legroom vs. 38.3 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom offered in the front row of the Focus.
  • The Focus offers more rear headroom with 38 inches vs. 37.8 inches of rear headroom in the Fusion.

Focus vs Fusion Style & Appearance

Both sedans offer stylish appearances. There's no mistaking that the Ford Fusion is considerably longer than the Focus. Despite their differences in size, each vehicle shares some of the same designs, including the same grille and refined front fascia. If you opt for the Fusion hatchback, you get a more spacious rear, but it doesn't add any length to the vehicle's body.

Deciding Between the Ford Fusion vs Focus

Now that you're a little more familiar with your options after reading our Ford Focus vs. Fusion comparison, you're closer to making your decision. You learned that each Ford sedan has its advantages in these categories, but if you're still torn, you can always browse our inventory for a closer look. There's no better way to see which option is right for you than by taking them both out for a test drive.


At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're proud to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland along the way towards the right car. Schedule your test drives today!

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