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2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda Accord Review

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2020 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,000 to $34,595
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2021 Honda

MSRP*: $24,970 to $36,900
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Invoice* $26,600 to $32,865 $23,807 to $34,017
MPG - City 43 MPG 22 - 30 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 141 hp 192 - 252 hp
Exterior Length 191.8 in 196.1 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.2 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Fusion Hybrid than in the Honda Accord, due to the Ford Fusion Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fusion Hybrid as you will with the Honda Accord, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Ford Fusion Hybrid or the Honda Accord, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hybrid is much higher than that for the Honda Accord.

Since the Ford Fusion Hybrid is much wider than the Honda Accord, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Fusion Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Honda Accord, which may make it easier to park.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Honda Accord, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Honda Accord. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid has much less torque than the Honda Accord, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

The Ford Fusion Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Accord.