2017 Ford Fusion vs Honda Accord
At the crossroads of smooth performance, roomy cabins, and top technology, you’ll find the best midsize sedans of the bunch, like the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Honda Accord. The question becomes, should you get behind the wheel of the Fusion or the Accord?
To help you settle that very task, The Lake Dealerships in Lewistown created the following vehicle comparison, highlighting the Fusion and the Accord’s similarities and differences, grille to bumper.
Check it out below!
2017 Fusion vs 2017 Accord: Outer Style
The way a car looks contributes quite a bit to our decision in choosing the right model. After all, we all want to see something we like in our driveways every day!
The 2017 Ford Fusion’s sleek, athletic build and daring stance demand attention. Its hexagonal grille and sculpted hood give it an attractive look with an inherent sense of movement.
On the flip side, the 2017 Honda Accord is more neutrally styled, wearing the traditional grille you’ll find across Honda’s other models and more basic features.
The Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord both offer a variety of powertrain options, which is part of what makes them so appealing to an array of different buyers. Let’s take a closer look at what their respective powertrains offer.
- Fusion: turbocharged 4-cylinder options or twin-turbo V6, max horsepower 325 hp.
- Accord: naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine or V6, max horsepower 278 hp.
When it comes down to comparing their drive manners, each car’s performance mimics its exterior looks: The Ford Fusion’s sharp handling and exhilarating power bring out your inner enthusiast, while the Honda Accord’s dynamics are more calm and straightforward.
Many of the 2017 Fusion’s and the 2017 Accord’s cabin dimensions coincide to the inch. But the Ford Fusion’s spacious front seat wins out with:
- 44.3 inches of front-seat legroom (Fusion) vs.
- 42.5 inches of front-seat legroom (Accord).
Luckily, both of these midsize rides leave plenty of room for cargo. Each has roughly 16 cubic feet out under the hatch. Between groceries, hiking gear, and more, this space is sure to come in handy when traveling through State College, Bellefonte, and Port Matilda.
Ford vs Honda: Technology
To help you see which model is better suited to keep you connected and aware in transit, we ran down how the Fusion and the Accord’s infotainment and connectivity features compare.
- Both vehicles offer intuitive touchscreen infotainment systems with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ capability.
- The Fusion offers more advanced safety technology like Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection and automatic perpendicular and parallel park assist.
- Only the Fusion has Ford MyKey®, which allows parents to set vehicle speed limits for teen drivers.
2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Honda Accord
From its outer build to its varied engine options and available technology list, the 2017 Ford Fusion is one midsize sedan that stands out for all the right reasons.
If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Fusion, schedule a test drive with The Lake Dealerships in Lewistown today! We’re proud to be your local family-owned Ford dealership helping shoppers in the State College, Bellefonte, and Port Matilda areas get into the Ford of their dreams.