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

New 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2020 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

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New 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$28,000 to $34,595
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$33,400 to $36,600
Invoice* $26,600 to $32,865 $32,029 to $35,090
MPG - City 43 N/A
MPG - Hwy 41 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Hybrid than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Ford Fusion Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid is much higher than that for the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion Hybrid 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 Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Fusion Hybrid transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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.

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

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