New for 2018:Ford Cars

Christian Wardlaw | Oct 18, 2017
With the exception of performance vehicles, 2018 is a slow year for Ford’s car lineup. The C-Max, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus return virtually unchanged. New special-edition Focus RS and GT supercar variants debut, and the Ford Mustang gets a significant refresh for 2018 (with the exception of Shelby GT350 variants).


2018 Ford Mustang GT convertible front quarter left photo
Detailed changes for each 2018 Ford car model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Ford C-Max

  • Ford has announced no changes for the 2018 C-Max, which received minor styling updates and a new Titanium trim level for 2017

2018 Ford Fiesta

  • Standard rearview camera
  • New paint colors: Orange Spice Tricoat, Outrageous Green, Hot Pepper Red, Lightning Blue

2018 Ford Focus

  • Limited-edition Focus RS debuts for this model’s final year of production, with 1,000 units available in the United States
  • Limited-edition RS includes gloss black exterior detailing, carbon fiber interior trim, standard RS2 package contents, 19-in. painted forged aluminum wheels, and a specially developed Quaife limited-slip differential
  • New paint colors: Blue Metallic, Lightning Blue, Outrageous Green, Hot Pepper Red, Race Red (ST and RS only)

2018 Ford Fusion

  • Following a significant refresh for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Fusion receives no changes aside from a new Blue Metallic paint color

2018 Ford GT

  • New ’67 Heritage Edition debuts
  • ’67 Heritage Edition pays homage to the GT40 race car that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt drove to victory in the 1967 LeMans
  • Race Red paint, white stripes, frozen white numbers, and silver mirror caps distinguish the ’67 Heritage Edition, which includes the Exposed Carbon package, red brake calipers, and Silver Satin 20-in. forged aluminum wheels
  • Inside, the ’67 Heritage package includes leather with red stitching, red seat belt webbing, anodized gray shift paddles, dark satin interior trim, and matte carbon accents

2018 Ford Mustang

  • Restyled Mustang and Mustang GT
  • V-6 engine was cancelled last year, leaving a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder in Mustang and a 5.0-liter V-8 in Mustang GT
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder makes more torque for 2018
  • V-8 makes more horsepower, more torque, and gets better fuel economy
  • Mustang GT’s standard 6-speed manual gearbox is redesigned
  • Available 10-speed automatic transmission for both Mustang and Mustang GT
  • Electric Line Lock is standard for all Mustangs, allowing owners to perform impressive burnouts
  • New Drag Strip Mode for Mustang GT produces acceleration to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, according to Ford
  • All versions get revised suspension tuning; Mustang Performance package includes MagneRide adaptive damping
  • Optional Active Valve Performance Exhaust system for Mustang GT allows owner to personalize the exhaust note, or quiet it down in neighborly fashion
  • Pony package returns for standard Mustang, complete with chrome corral around the grille’s galloping pony
  • New 12-in. digital instrumentation option that changes appearance based on Normal, Sport, and Track driving modes
  • Available forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and drowsy driver monitoring systems
  • Sync Connect with FordPass technology is available for the first time
  • New interior colors: Tan, Showstopper Red, Midnight Blue
  • New exterior colors: Orange Fury, Royal Crimson, Kona Blue
  • Shelby GT350 and GT350R continue unchanged from 2017, save for new colors including Kona Blue, Orange Fury, and Lead Foot Gray

2018 Ford Taurus

  • No changes are in store for Ford’s full-size Taurus sedan aside from Blue Metallic and Burgundy Velvet paint colors

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