Ford Fusion vs. Honda Accord

2016 Ford Fusion white exterior

2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Honda Accord white exterior

2016 Honda Accord

When Oswego and Naperville drivers compare the 2016 Ford Fusion to the 2016 Honda Accord, what they’re really doing is comparing the new to the old. The Accord is an old favorite, but the Fusion is winning over American drivers with forward-thinking design choices, cutting-edge engines, and futuristic technologies, including automated parallel parking. Let’s take a closer look now at how the 2016 Ford Fusion compares to the 2016 Honda Accord.

Design

The 2016 Honda Accord looks fine, but it hasn’t really been noticeably restyled in some time. In contrast, the 2016 Ford Fusion appears fluid and modern, with an eye-catchingly aerodynamic exterior and a bold front grille.

Once inside, you’ll find yourself relaxing into eco-friendly REPREVE seats – a fiber which uses 100 percent recyclable material – and enjoying thoroughly up-to-date features like available ambient lighting, a feature not offered with the Accord. Superior design choices also contribute to your comfort; while the Accord only offers heated front seats, the Fusion provides heated and cooled front seats, so you can feel perfectly relaxed during both summer and winter.

Power Options

Ford has always been a manufacturer dedicated to customer choice, and the 2016 Fusion proves the rule. It is provided with three engine options, so Oswego and Naperville drivers can specify the exact kind of drive they need.

Options include:

  • Standard 2.5L i-VCT I-4: Puts you in control of up to 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available 1.5L EcoBoost: Able to harness up to an impressive 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available 2.0L EcoBoost: Provides an exhilarating level of performance thanks to an output of up to 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

In contrast, the 2016 Honda Accord provides just two engine options. There’s either a 2.4L 4-cylinder or a 3.5L V6, with nothing in between.

Features

When it comes to comfort, convenience, and entertainment features, the 2016 Ford Fusion leaves the 2016 Honda Accord far behind. The big draw is the coveted SYNC system with Ford MyTouch, which lets you make calls, change your music, and use a growing selection of apps using the SYNC AppLink system. It even provides No-Extra-Charge 911 Assist and Automatic Phone Book Download.

Other technologies you’ll be able to enjoy in the 2016 Ford Fusion but not in the 2016 Honda Accord include the Class-Exclusive Available Active Park Assist function. Activate this feature while driving slowly to have it search for a space for you. It will then signal you to stop and perform the steering, you just need to control the shifting, accelerating and braking.

The 2016 Ford Fusion Makes the 2016 Honda Accord Appear Completely Outdated

Though the 2016 Fusion and the 2016 Accord share the same model year, the former is the only one looking to the next frontier of driving engineering and technologies. To experience it for yourself, just pay a visit to the team here at River View Ford. We look forward to serving our customers from Oswego and Naperville soon!