2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Honda Accord sedan

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Ford Fusion blue exterior

2017 Ford Fusion

Unlike the 2017 Ford Fusion, the 2017 Honda Accord is one of the most beloved cars across the United States, and it’s equally beloved by drivers from Goshen, Monroe, and Newburgh. With higher available efficiency ratings, a number of exclusive technologies, and superior safety scores, the Accord is easily able to outpace the 2017 Fusion.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2017 Ford Fusion offers four engine options:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: Entry-level models receive a basic four-cylinder rated at 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission allows for up to 22 mpg in the city.
  • 1.5L Four-Cylinder Turbo: Produces up to 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy ratings come in at 25 mpg city.
  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Delivers up to 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, with mileage peaking at 22 mpg in the city.
  • 2.7L V6: Makes up to 325 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque; mpg ratings have not yet been released.

The 2017 Honda Accord takes a different tack, providing two state-of-the-art options to better cover the needs of drivers from Goshen, Monroe, and Newburgh. The 2.4L four-cylinder makes up to 189 hp, more than the Fusion’s 2.5L or 1.5L, while achieving up to 27 mpg in the city.*

For V6 performance, a 3.5L six-cylinder can put up to 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. Only the Fusion’s available 2.7L V6 can match it, and that engine is only available with the expensive Sport model.

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Interior

The 2017 Honda Accord comes elegantly appointed as standard, with available amenities such as leather seating and wood accents providing a first-class appearance. You can even opt for bolder interior styling thanks to the red accenting stitching and aluminum pedals of the Sport Special Edition model.

Comfort is also unrivalled, especially thanks to the addition of dual-zone climate control as standard. This feature provides both the driver and front passenger with separate temperature controls, but you won’t receive it as standard with the 2017 Fusion.

The Ford also lacks several other features that the Accord uses to keep your drive relaxed. The Accord’s heated front and outboard rear seats see you staying warm in even the depths of winter, and a 10-way power driver’s seat supplies exceptional support; the Fusion can deliver only an 8-way power driver’s seat and heated seats in the front only.

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Comfort and Convenience Features

Sedans need to possess the latest and greatest features if they are to stand out from the crowd. That’s why the Accord has been fitted with the following amenities that just can’t be had with the 2017 Fusion:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Provides three viewing modes (Normal, Wide, and Top-down) that you can cycle through to find a complete view of the area behind your Accord.
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto: Sync your smartphone to the vehicle’s systems to use a growing selection of its features as you drive.
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control: Automatically adjusts your volume up and down to account for changes in engine and road noise.
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Safety Features

The 2017 Ford Fusion scored only a 4-star rating in the NHTSA’s Rollover crash test, while the 2017 Honda Accord managed to earn a top score of 5 stars in the same test, securing a 5-star overall safety rating.** That’s largely thanks to Honda’s celebrated ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure, which is used to ensure that impact energy is directed away from the passenger compartment rather than through it.

Smarts under stress help the Accord keep you and your passengers protected in the unlikely event of a collision occurring, but the vehicle also offers the following driver-assistance technologies with the Honda Sensing Suite to prevent such a situation from arising:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take advantage of all of these technologies with the 2017 Ford Fusion.

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2017 Honda Accord Outdoes the 2017 Ford Fusion

From safety scores to creature comforts, the 2017 Ford Fusion simply can’t keep up with the 2017 Honda Accord. To take a test drive in the Accord today, or for more information, just come to Middletown Honda.

* 23 city / 32 highway / 26 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city / 34 highway / 29 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city / 33 highway / 25 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2017 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.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).