If you’re looking for an everyday driver that will make your commute easier, then it’s possible you want a midsize sedan. With a number of options to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which model is right for you, though. Here, we’ve put together a comparison of two of the more popular sedan models — the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Ford Fusion — to help make your decision easier.
Performance & Efficiency
When it comes to standard power, the Accord pulls ahead of its competitor. Honda’s sedan comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode and puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The Fusion only offers 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque with its standard 2.5-liter 16-valve inline-four engine.
Along with more power, the 2019 Accord also has better EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency ratings than the 2019 Fusion. The Accord gets 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, whereas the Fusion gets 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with its standard engine.*
Despite being midsize sedans, both the Accord and the Fusion offer ample interior space. The Accord offers more when it comes to cargo capacity, along with head- and legroom. Passengers in the Accord will find that they can stretch out a bit more with 40.4 inches of second-row legroom and 39.5 inches of headroom. The Fusion only offers 38.3 inches and 39.2 inches respectively. In regards to cargo space, the Accord has a maximum cargo volume of 16.7 cubic feet in the trunk, whereas the Fusion only offers 16 cubic feet.
The 2019 Ford Fusion features Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of safety technologies including Auto High Beam Headlamps, Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and a Rear View Camera. The 2019 Honda Accord also boasts standard Auto High-Beam Headlights and features Honda Sensing®, which matches the Fusion with the Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and Road Departure Mitigation System while adding even more advanced technology like Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition. The Honda Accord also boasts a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Gridlines, which is more advanced than the Fusion’s.
From top to bottom, the 2019 Honda Accord offers a number of advantages over the Ford Fusion. Experience the Accord for yourself at Avery Greene Honda and found out why it’s your best bet among midsize sedans.
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 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.