Honda Accord vs Ford Fusion
When seeking a reliable midsize sedan in the Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or Galloway areas, there are many factors to consider. Some are fuel economy, amenities, and safety options. Two vehicles that encompass these characteristics are the Accord and the Fusion. But which would be right for you?
To help answer that question, our team at Boardwalk Honda created this 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Ford Fusion comparison. We’ll give you a complete breakdown of the similarities and differences between each model, so that you can make an informed decision. Read all about these vehicles below, and contact us if you have any questions.
The 2018 Accord comes standard with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. It also has an available 2.0L 4-cylinder that delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Fusion, on the other hand, comes standard with a 2.5L I-4 engine that puts out just 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.
The Accord also lets you travel farther for longer, as it can achieve an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG.* The Fusion, meanwhile, can only achieve an EPA-estimated 21 city/32 highway MPG, which means you’ll need to stop more frequently to refuel.
Each sedan offers plenty of features to help keep everyone on board nice and comfortable. For example, they both offer heated and ventilated front seats. But the Accord goes a step further and offers heated rear seats, so all passengers can get cozy on colder nights.
The Honda Accord additionally comes standard with a dual-zone automatic climate control system. This allows the driver and front-seat passenger to each choose their preferred temperature settings, so no one needs to stay too hot or too cold.
But to get this feature in the Ford Fusion, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.
Advanced Safety Options
Both vehicles are considered to be very safe. In fact, the Accord comes standard with Honda Sensing®. This suite of driver-assisting technologies was designed to help you stay aware on the road so that an accident doesn’t occur. Some of the features included in this suite are:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™: Will help apply the brakes in an otherwise unavoidable collision with a vehicle in front of you.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow: Will maintain a pre-set distance from the car ahead of you, no matter how fast or slow the other cars are going.
- Lane Keeping Assist System: If you begin to stray from your lane without using a turn signal, the system will use corrective steering to get you back into your lane center.
The Fusion does have similar safety features, but none of them come standard.
Which Midsize Car Is Right for You?
The 2018 Ford Fusion is an impressive sedan. However, the 2018 Honda Accord has a better performance and more available features. But to help determine if the car is right for you, you’ll need to get behind the wheel.
If you live in the Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, or Galloway areas, and want to experience the Accord in person, then schedule a test drive at Boardwalk Honda today!
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.