Ford Fusion vs. Accord, Camry, & Altima

2017 Ford Fusion vs the Competition

The 2017 Ford Fusion remains one of the finest sedans on the market. In a competitive market, the Ford Fusion still manages to stand out thanks to its distinctive Ford touches. While it does face stiff competition from the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and the Nissan Altima, the Ford Fusion proves more than capable. While its competitors do have their perks, they all fall short of the Ford Fusion in various ways. Below are just a few of the reasons that give the Ford Fusion a leg up over its competitors.

 Ford FusionHonda AccordToyota Camry Nissan Altima 
MSRPFrom $22,610From $22,455From $23,070From $22,500
MPGUp to 23 city / 34 hwyUp to 27 city / 36 hwyUp to 24 city / 33 hwyUp tp 27 city / 39 hwy
Horsepower175 to 325 hp 185 to 278 hp178 to 268 hp179 to 270 hp Rating4.9 / 5  4.8 / 54.8 / 5 4.8 / 5 

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2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Honda Accord

  • For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Ford offers the Ford Fusion Platinum trim. With a leather steering wheel and dashboard, SYNC 3 infotainment system, and 12-speaker Sony sound system, the Ford Fusion Platinum brings the feeling of a luxury car to the classic Ford Fusion. There is no Platinum equivalent for the Honda Accord.
  • If you want a sedan that's capable of going fast, you want a Ford Fusion. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine gives an acceptable 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. For those looking for something with a little more kick, the available twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine, however, gives 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque-more than enough to leave the Honda Accord in the dust.
  • When going on long trips, it helps to have a car that is as comfortable as possible. The Ford Fusion has available cooled seats, letting you stay cool on the hottest day. The Honda Accord has no such option. When you're going on a long drive on a hot day, cooled seats are the greatest thing imaginable, and they can be found in the Ford Fusion.
  • Ford believes that the driver should have as much comfort and convenience as possible on all trim levels. A power driver's seat is standard on every trim of Ford Fusion; it is optional on the base level of the Honda Accord.

2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Toyota Camry

  • The Ford Fusion manages to make highway driving all but silent. Expertly designed by Ford auto engineers, the Ford Fusion manages to keep outside sound down to a minimum, ensuring a quiet, relaxing drive, no matter where you go. While many cars do have noise cancelation technology, the Ford Fusion is more effective than others.
  • If you're looking for a sedan that won't break the bank, the 2017 Ford Fusion is a better choice than the Toyota Camry. With a lower base price, the Ford Fusion is great for people shopping on a budget, and the higher level trims are great for people with a little more to spend.
  • The Ford Fusion has a greater cargo capacity than the Toyota Camry. With its 16 cubic feet of storage, the Ford Fusion can carry around equipment, luggage, or anything you may need on the road. You might have a bit of trouble carrying all that in a Toyota Camry. The seats of the Ford Fusion can fold down for even more storage space.
  • Drivers will appreciate the extra headroom and legroom in the Ford Fusion. While the Toyota Camry can be a bit cramped for tall drivers, the Ford Fusion remains comfortable for everyone. Ford believes in making cars that everyone can be comfortable driving.

2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Nissan Altima

  • For people looking for a car that's a little greener, or who just want better gas mileage, the Ford Fusion is available as a regular sedan, as a hybrid, or as a plug-in hybrid. There are many kinds of Ford Fusion for many kinds of drivers. The Nissan Altima is only available as a regular sedan; the Nissan Altima Hybrid was discontinued in 2011.
  • The Ford Fusion is going to turn heads while you go down the road. With its Aston-Martin inspired design, the Ford Fusion looks both sleek and powerful, and makes the Altima look positively drab in comparison. The Ford Fusion cuts an impressive figure as it goes by, and other sedans just can't compare.
  • For drivers looking for a little extra performance, the 2017 Ford Fusion has optional all-wheel drive. This helps improve the handling of the Ford Fusion in more unstable conditions, such as in rain or mud. There is no all-wheel drive available on a Nissan Altima; they are all only front-wheel drive.
  • No matter how careful you are, it's good to always be prepared. If you get into an accident out on the road and the airbags deploy, the Ford Fusion SYNC infotainment system will automatically call 911 if paired with a compatible phone. This is standard in every trim of Ford Fusion; Ford wants to make sure their drivers are safe no matter what happens.
While there are definitely many great choices of midsize sedan, they all fall short of the Ford Fusion in one way or another. The Ford Fusion provides quality, reliability, and affordability, and it shows just how much Ford knows about cars. At Theodore Robins Ford, we're proud to carry the Ford Fusion, as well as a wide variety of other Ford models. If you're interested in driving the best midsize sedan on the market, or any other Ford, just give us a call at (888) 798-9696, or come visit us in person right here in Costa Mesa, CA. Ford knows cars, and we know Ford. We will help you find just what you're looking for.
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