The Keystone Ford team in Chambersburg, PA knows how difficult it can be to determine which Sedan to buy. Here is a comparison of two popular options on the market—the 2020 Ford Fusion and 2020 Honda Accord.
Fuel Efficiency / Capability
Both Sedans comfortably seat up to five people and have impressive fuel efficiency making either option optimal for any commute with or without friends and family. The Fusion can get up to 23 mpg City / 34 mpg Highway with its standard engine, and up to 43 mpg City / 41 mpg Highway if you opt for the Hybrid Fusion. The Accord comes in slightly higher with 30 mpg City / 38 mpg Highway and 48 mpg City / 47 mpg Highway for the Hybrid option.
The Accord has two available engines in its lineup in addition to its hybrid engine. The most powerful of the three can produce up to 252 horsepower and 273 lb. ft. torque. On the other hand, the Fusion has three engine options with an additional two hybrid configurations. The most powerful of the three non-hybrid engines produces up to 245 horsepower and 275 lb. ft. of torque.
In this category the Accord outranks the Fusion in regards to fuel efficiency. However, both vehicles are pretty comparable when it comes to top horsepower and torque ratings. The Fusion also has an available AWD configuration whereas the Accord doesn’t, bringing the Fusion out on top for this head to head when it comes to power and versatility.
Neither of these high-tech Sedans are lacking in the infotainment department. They both come standard with 2 12V powerpoints and in upgraded trims add up to 2 USB charging ports. The Fusion comes standard with 1 USB smart-charging port where the Accord doesn’t. Both vehicles have 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities, however the Accord only offers this as a standard feature on its highest trim, whereas the Fusion comes standard with it from the get-go.
Having a top-of-the-line sound system is a must in order to enjoy every commute. The Accord has an available premium sound system with 10 speakers and HD radio technology. The Fusion heats things up a bit by offering an available Sony® 12 speaker sound system with HD radio technology, truly making any drive exciting!
Another necessity for long commutes is the ability to sit confidently and comfortably behind the wheel.
Starting out strong with available heated and ventilated seating options, along with an available heated steering wheel, both vehicles will get you to your destination in style. The Fusion takes its ventilated seating to a new level with fully cooled seating, taking your summer comfort to new heights.
To put icing on the cake, both vehicles have available power driver’s seats with power lumbar control and power passenger seat options, available Dual-Zone electronic automatic Temperature Control with Rear A/C and Heat Vents. Not to mention beautiful available moonroof options.
The Fusion and Accord share the majority of their standard safety features. These features include Lane-Keeping System, Hill Start Assist, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Auto-High Beam Headlamps, Traction Control with Electronic Stability Control, and Brake Assist.
Ford recognizes the need for additional standard features to ensure the most confident driving possible. Because of this, the Fusion also comes standard with things such as Rain-Sensing Wipers and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, which are only offered on higher trims for the Accord. The Fusion also offers technology like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go as an upgrade for all trims whereas some Accord trims don’t have these advancements available for upgrade.
One of the largest safety advantages the Fusion has to offer over the Accord is Ford’s standard MyKey®. This intuitive feature allows you to set restricted driving settings, specific to each keyfob, such as top speed, max audio volume, and the requirement of seat belt usage to better promote driving safety and responsibility with a teenage driver.
Although comparable in some areas, the Accord and Fusion take different approaches to standard and upgraded features making the clear winner the Fusion. With more all-season capability options, more advanced infotainment additions, better overall comfort amenities, and more included standard safety features, the Fusion is the vehicle that will introduce you to a whole new way of commuting.