How Does the Ford Fusion Shape Up Against its Mid-Size Sedan Competitors?

Mid-sized sedans aren't just one part of the auto industry. They're one of the biggest parts. Popular among drivers of all stripes, mid-size models hit a sweet spot of size, comfort, and ability that's hard to resist.

When you're searching for a mid-sized sedan of your own, the new Ford Fusion might be what you're looking for. Built to the same sturdy standards as the rest of the Ford lineup, it provides a comfortable interior, a rich selection of standard safety technology, and some of the most efficient engine options in its class.


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It's not without competitors, of course. Automakers across the board also offer options for mid-sized sedans. The next time you're in the market for one of your own, you'll have to decide which one is better. A task that our sales team aims to make a little bit easier.

Let's take a look at how the Ford Fusion compares to its competitors.

The Ford Fusion

While its chassis offers a safe and attractive design, the really impressive parts of the Ford Fusion are waiting inside and under the hood. Its feature selection now offers the Co-Pilot360 Assist suite as standard equipment; packing the Fusion full of valuable active safety technology. Its five engine options also provide a range of driving experience that runs the gamut from powerful to fuel efficient and in-between.

Performance: 2.5-liter inline-4 (173 horsepower, 174 pounds-feet of torque, 21/32 miles per gallon), 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (181 horsepower, 185 pounds-feet of torque, 23/34 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (245 horsepower, 275 pounds-feet of torque, 21/31 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter inline-4 + magnetic AC synchronous motor (195 horsepower, 129 pounds-feet of torque, 104 miles per gallon equivalent), 2.7-lite twin-turbocharged V6 (325 horsepower, 380 pounds-feet of torque, 17/26 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Sync 3 Infotainment System, Built-in Wi-Fo, Heated/Cooled Seating, Remote Start, Inflatable Seatbelts, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Monitors, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Lane-Keeping Assist, Automatic High Beams


The Toyota Camry

Well-known for its durability and delivery some considerable value thanks to its standard efficient engines and safety features, the Camry is a solid option for family drivers looking for an affordable and well-equipped sedan.

Performance: 3.5-liter V6 (301 horsepower, 267 pounds-feet of torque, 22/33 miles per gallon), 2.5-liter inline-5 electric hybrid (208 horsepower, 51/53 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Dual-Zone Climate Control, Built-In Wi-Fi, Automatic High Beams, Collision Warnings, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Departure Warnings

The Honda Accord

Revamped recently with a sportier, more aggressive design, the newest Accord is a comfortable and dependable mid-size sedan that can deliver a solid array of standard technology, as well as some impressive and efficient powertrains under the hood.

Performance: 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (192 horsepower, 192 pounds-feet of torque, 30/38 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (252 horsepower, 273 pounds-feet of torque, 22/32 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter inline-4 + Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor (212 horsepower, 232 pounds-feet of torque, 48/48 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Remote Start, Heated Seating, Keyless Entry, Blind-Spot Monitoring Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Dual-zone Climate Control, Lane-Keeping Assist, Automatic Emergency Breaking



The Nissan Altima

The recipient of a major overhaul, the Nissan Altima is more aggressively styled than in previous years. Its new look is matched by some powerful engine options and complemented by a solid suite of technology features.

Performance: 2.5-liter inline-4 (188 horsepower, 180 pounds-feet of torque, 28/39 miles per gallon) 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (248 horsepower, 280 pounds-feet of torque, 25/34 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Dual-zone Climate Control, Leather Seating, Built-In Navigation, Rear-Door Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Monitoring

Which Sedan is the Right One for You?

While the rest of the market's mid-sized sedans certainly bring a lot to the table, the Ford Fusion has some unique advantage that makes it the better model in our minds.

Its starting price is lower, for one, than most of its competitors. With its Co-Pilot 360 Assist system now standard, that means you can enjoy a wealth of valuable technology out of the gate at a better price. If you're looking for efficiency, as well, the Fusion's hybrid engine options are some of the most impressive available in its size class. With an estimated battery range of 25 miles, you could do an entire day's driving without using much fuel at all.

To learn more about everything the Ford Fusion brings to the table, consider getting in touch with the sales team Team Ford Lincoln. Our location in Las Vegas, NV serves customers coming from Moapa, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, and more.