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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2020 Ford

MSRP*: $23,170 to $36,450
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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,750 to $35,300
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Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 20 - 23 MPG 45 - 50 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 MPG 51 - 54 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 16.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 175 - 245 hp 150 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 - 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 191.7 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 39.2 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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

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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Fusion.

With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Sonata 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Since the Ford Fusion is much wider than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

The Ford Fusion has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Fusion transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.