2015 Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Greenville

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Engine Comparison

The hybrid Accord uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 124 kW electric motor that make a combined total of 196 hp. The Fusion also uses a four-cylinder engine and electric motors for a total system output of 188 hp.

Honda’s Superior Storage

Ford positioned the bulkier parts of its hybrid system in the trunk area and that intrudes on the cargo space. Boxier objects might not fit, but the advantage is that the seats can be folded and that means it’s still possible to use the trunk and cabin as a single space.

2015 Ford Fusion HybridHonda Driving Experience

The Fusion’s steering feels quicker and slightly heavier than the Accord does. Honda’s product feels nimbler, but that’s probably as much a product of how light its wheel feels in your hand as anything else. The biggest difference between them is that Honda’s hybrid feels refined and is quiet under acceleration. Unfortunately, that isn’t true with the Fusion because you can hear the engine making a droning noise almost immediately.

Honda’s Superior Efficiency

As far as gas mileage goes, the Fusion scored an average 46 MPG – which is nothing to sneer at, but the Accord blew it away with 51 miles per gallon*.


It’s worth noting that the Fusion is available with automatic parallel parking and a “lane keep assist” feature that prevents the car from drifting over a painted line on the highway. Then again, Honda has “LaneWatch,” which is a camera mounted on the right-hand side-view mirror feeding into one of the two screens in the dashboard.

The Verdict

While the Fusion does have a lower starting price, the Accord Hybrid has many more standard features than the Fusion. Accord has a better fuel economy by several miles per gallon. The Accord has a quieter, more relaxing drive. The seventh-tenths of a cubic foot you lose in trunk space by choosing the Accord instead of the Fusion is more than made up for with all the other features you gain. Get to Barbour Hendrick Honda dealer and get yours today.

*Based on 2015 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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