2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has completely recast expectations by going above and beyond what Malin and Keno drivers would expect of competitors like the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. From efficiency to power and from cargo space to safety features, the Accord Hybrid delivers, leaving little reason to consider its erstwhile rivals.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has truly revolutionized the segment by offering performance and efficiency specs that blow away the competition:
- Performance: A 2.0L i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine is paired with the Dual-Mode system to deliver up to 212 hp to your command — that’s a higher output than other hybrid sedans on the market.
- Efficiency: Fuel economy is what counts when it comes to hybrids, and the Accord Hybrid is a game-changer. Expect up to 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.*
Honda has even switched out the traditional transmission system for a forward-thinking alternative. Instead of shifting between gears, the Accord Hybrid will automatically cycle between EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive.
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid has failed to innovate, and therefore fails to keep pace. It also fits a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle Hybrid engine, but it manages just 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. A year or two ago, those ratings might have been impressive, but the hybrid segment doesn’t sit still, and the Fusion Hybrid is now markedly less efficient than the Accord Hybrid.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid hasn’t just done away with the notion that superior efficiency ratings must necessitate a drop in power — you’ll also find yourself with more space than you’d expect from a traditional hybrid model. For example, this year’s Accord Hybrid comes with a smaller battery pack, meaning less trunk space is taken up. The result is up to 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the Accord Hybrid vs a meager 12 cubic feet with a competitor like the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Malin and Keno drivers will also find more headroom in both the front and the rear:
- Front Headroom: Enjoy up to 39.5 inches in the Accord Hybrid vs. 39.2 inches in the Fusion Hybrid.
- Rear Headroom: There’s up to a generous 38.3 inches in the Accord Hybrid vs. just 37.8 in the Fusion Hybrid.
Comfort and Convenience Features
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is clearly going to appeal to drivers who value performance and efficiency, but what about those who focus more on comfort and convenience? A quick comparison with a rival like the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid should be enough to show that the Accord Hybrid has you covered there too:
- Heated Rear Seats: Like most vehicles, the Ford Fusion Hybrid only lets you add heated seats in the front. The Accord Hybrid can also provide that sense of year-round comfort to those in the rear outboard seats.
- Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™: Drivers can use Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ to sync their smartphones up to the Accord Hybrid’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen.
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: The Fusion also offers a rearview camera, but it lacks the multiple viewing modes of the Honda alternative. With Normal, Wide, and Top-down angles available, you’ll be provided with a complete picture of the area behind your vehicle.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has already developed a reputation for first-class safety, and that’s partly down to the wide array of advanced driver-assistance features that come with the Honda Sensing Suite:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Forward Collision Warning
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid doesn’t provide all of these features, and it doesn’t offer a single one as standard in the entry-level Hybrid SE trim. The Accord Hybrid breaks with traditional by equipping these state-of-the-art protection technologies as standard across each and every trim level.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Outpaces the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid simply can’t compete with the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. To test drive an Accord Hybrid near Malin and Keno, or for more information, don’t hesitate to contact Klamath Falls Honda.
* 49 city / 47 highway / 48 combined mpg rating. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
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