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2014 Ford Fusion Energi vs. 2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Fusion Energi than in the Lexus ES 300h, due to the Ford Fusion Energi's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion Energi will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Fusion Energi, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fusion Energi will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fusion Energi carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lexus ES 300h.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion Energi is a little wider than the Lexus ES 300h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion Energi takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fusion Energi doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Energi has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Fusion Energi has less horsepower than the Lexus ES 300h, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion Energi and the Lexus ES 300h. The Ford Fusion Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion Energi is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus ES 300h.

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2014 Ford
Fusion Energi

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MSRP*: $34,700 - $36,500
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2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 44 40
Highway MPG: 41 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,011 - $33,671 $37,000

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