2015 Ford Fusion vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Central Illinois Drivers Shopping for a 2015 Ford Fusion…

The 2015 Ford Fusion is available in Central Illinois, and drivers seeking a new family sedan with a nice selection of upgrade options could have found their next car. Features like Ford’s Sync and MyFord Touch let the high-end Fusion Titanium trim compete against some of the better cars in the mid-size sedan class, but the basic Fusion S is much less practical and much more barren of features. Standard features on the Ford Fusion S are limited to power accessories, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and a rearview camera. Ford has managed to give the Fusion a decent fuel economy on its basic engine, though: 34 highway and 22 city mpg.

The 2015 Fusion is far from a bad choice, but we think Central Illinois drivers can do better. You deserve a vehicle that was named to the Car and Driver 10Best list (a record 29 times, in fact), and that car is the 2015 Honda Accord.* Why don’t we begin with the fuel economy: The 2015 Accord LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg,** placing it well beyond the reach of the Fusion on fuel efficiency. But that’s just the start of it; the Accord’s entry-level LX trim features dual-zone climate control, Honda’s exclusive 8-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, a rearview camera, and more. Ford does make available many similar features, they require upgrades to put the Fusion on the same level as the Accord LX.

See the differences for yourself in our chart below, then see the Accord in person at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.