2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Naperville and Oswego drivers may naturally find it hard to choose between the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. You’ll be able to boast top of the line mileage ratings and a vibrant drive with either model, but only one can make it to your driveway. Here’s how the two stack up against each other.

Hybrid Innovation

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid pairs a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Together, they generate up to a competitive 188 horsepower, with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coming as standard. Efficiency scores come in at an incredible 44 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway.

That places the Fusion Hybrid and the Accord Hybrid as roughly equal in terms of standard power and efficiency, but only the Fusion goes beyond the standard.

Naperville and Oswego drivers will be able to opt for the Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid to receive even stronger efficiency ratings. Top up your battery with ease, then enjoy a Best-in-Class maximum driving range of up to 610 miles. That works out to an unbelievable 104 MPGe in the city and 91 on the highway.

Interior and Technology

The cabin of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid proves just as impressive as what you’ll find beneath the hood, and it makes the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid look cramped, confining, and unequipped by comparison. The first thing you’ll notice is that amount of space on offer; there’s up to 102.8 cubic feet of passenger space in the Fusion vs. just 95.6 in the Accord. That means up to 44.3 inches of front legroom in the former vs. just 41.2 in the latter.

You’ll also be able to benefit from a whole host of technologies that aren’t available with the Accord Hybrid at all, including:

  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking: The Fusion can scan for suitable parking spaces, then help you back your vehicle into the chosen sport. All you need to do is shift, accelerate, and brake – the Fusion handles steering independently.
  • Park Out Assist: When you feel wedged into the parallel parking spot you took earlier, the Park Out Assist feature will provide instructions to let you slip out with ease, even operating the steering for you once again.
  • Cooled Front Seats: Like the Accord Hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid offers heated front seats. Unlike the Accord Hybrid, it also lets you cool yourself when temperatures begin to climb.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Offers More than the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Ford has been the driving force of automotive innovation for over 100 years, and it continues to advance engineering to this very day. That’s clear enough from a quick look at the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s specs, but nothing is going to compare to coming down to River View Ford so you can experience the vehicle for yourself. We look forward to putting our Naperville and Oswego customers behind the wheel of this innovative hybrid vehicle, so make sure to visit us soon to take it for a test drive!