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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2020 Ford
Fusion

MSRP*: $23,170 to $36,450
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2021 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $33,400 to $36,600
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Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $32,029 to $35,090
MPG - City 20 - 23 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 15.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 175 - 245 hp 103 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 - 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 191.7 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 36.2 in
Head Room Front 39.2 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

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 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion is much higher than that for the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion is a little wider than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, 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 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Ford Fusion has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Fusion does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Ford Fusion as you will in the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Ford Fusion comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.