Midsize sedans can offer families the space they need without being too clunky to drive. While the demand for sedans has slowed down in recent years, there are still plenty of drivers who prefer them over larger vehicles. The Honda Accord and the Ford Fusion have been competitive in the past, as they offer many of the same features at similar prices and sizes.
However, they are a bit different from each other. So if you are considering which model is right for you, we'll compare the Accord vs. the Fusion in important categories like price, engine, fuel efficiency, and technology. We'll also go over specific details of the most current model for each one.
The current model year Accord doesn't stray far away from its longstanding reputation for high quality and reliability. You can expect decent performance, good fuel efficiency, and a lot of standard safety features. The roomy and upscale cabin has plenty of features designed for comfort and convenience as well, making this a popular choice among car shoppers with families.
There are six trims available, including three hybrid options. The trim levels are the LX (base trim), EX, Sport Hybrid, EX-L Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid. For those who are looking at purchasing the most affordable option, the LX is the lowest-priced trim at $27,295. The most expensive trim available (Touring Hybrid) is available for $37,890.
One of the biggest selling points for families looking to purchase a new car is safety features. The Accord is packed with standard safety features for even the base trim. You can expect features like a collision mitigation system, traffic jam assist, adaptive cruise control, and a traffic sign recognition system. Additionally, you'll also enjoy modern technology features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, wifi hotspot capability, and touchscreen display.
The Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that was discontinued after the 2020 model. However, the Fusion remains popular as a used sedan and retains its value well. Its refined style combined with well-equipped features, make it a favorite among sedan drivers.
The 2020 model is available in different trims, which include the S, SE, SE Hybrid, Titanium, and Energi Hybrid. If you're looking for the cheapest base trim, the suggested retail price of a used S costs $23,170. More expensive trims, such as the Energi Hybrid has a suggested retail price of $34,595. The Ford Fusion holds its value well, so you'll find a lot of options to match these suggested prices.
The Ford Fusion doesn't have all the same safety features as the Honda Accord. However, you can expect automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and available adaptive cruise control. The interior of the car ranges in quality depending on the trim, but you can expect an attractively designed cabin in all trim levels.
Though they compete in the same market, the two models have a few differences between them. We'll compare the Accord vs. the Fusion in some of the most important categories to car shoppers, like pricing, fuel efficiency, interior space, and driving capabilities.
If you're looking for the most affordable option, opting for one of the Fusion's base trims will be the cheapest car available. However, since the Fusion has been discontinued, only used options are available. If you want a brand-new car, the Accord has options that start at $27,295 and climb upwards.
If you're looking for the most fuel-efficient car, then you'll prefer the Accord vs. the Fusion. The best option from the Accord line is the EX-L Hybrid which has a 48 combined city/highway mpg rating. In comparison, the Fusion's plug-in hybrid option has an estimated 44 combined city/highway mpg rating. Additionally, the Accord trims powered by a gas engine are more fuel efficient than the Fusion.
If you're looking for a car with a lot of horsepower, then you'll prefer the Fusion over the Accord. The Titanium trim has an estimated 240 horsepower engine, while the Honda hybrid trims only reach 204 horsepower.
If having an all-wheel drive is an important feature to you, then you'll appreciate the Fusion. The Accord doesn't offer this option on any of the trims. So, if you're looking to have better traction in the snow, rain, or other kinds of hazardous road conditions, you might want to factor this feature into your final decision when car shopping.
For a lot of people, but especially for families, having enough space for daily commutes or even long road trips is important. The Fusion's hybrid options have very little trunk space because the hybrid battery is stored there. So, if you're looking for an option that can carry all of your family's luggage, then you'll want to go with the Accord vs. the Fusion.
Overall, there are pros and cons to each model. The right decision will depend on your family's needs and budget, as well as your own personal driving preferences. The Fusion is a good option if you want an affordable and powerful all-wheel drive vehicle. However, If you're looking for an all-around great family car, then you should consider the spacious Accord. It has an abundance of safety features and modern technology to make the riding experience great for all passengers. If you're interested in test-driving the Accord, stop into our dealership or get in touch with us.