The 2016 Ford Fusion vs. the 2015 Honda Accord

2016 Ford Fusion

The 2016 Ford Fusion remains one of the most well-equipped and versatile sedans which Chicago and Manteno drivers can drive, offering far more than the 2015 Honda Accord. With a greater range of engines, more space for both driver and luggage, plus exclusive available features, the new Fusion is streaks ahead of the competition.

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Trim Levels and Price

2016 Fusion TrimsThe 2016 Ford Fusion is available in three trim levels:

  • S: Starting at $22,110, the S model is fitted with top-of-the-line technology, such as a SYNC system with MyFord voice-activated communications, a stereo with four speakers, climate control, and a rearview camera.
  • SE: Starting at $23,645, the SE trim utilizes a 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support to keep you feeling relaxed during even the longest of journeys. Your sound system now has six speakers and a complimentary 6-month all-access subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio.
  • Titanium: Starting at $30,390, the Titanium boasts everything which you’d expect from a high-end trim, including leather-trimmed and heated sport seats, a 12-speaker Sony Audio system, and dual-zone climate control.

The 2015 Honda Accord starts slightly lower – with the entry-level LX asking a minimum of $22,105 – but doesn’t provide drivers with as much for their money. There are five other trims to choose from, but a top-of-the-line model will set you back far more than the Fusion Titanium – with a Touring trim demanding at least $33,630.

 

Powertrains and MPG

2016 FusionFord has always offered a diverse range of engine options to allow drivers to choose their own blend of power and efficiency. The 2015 Fusion is no exception, with three powerhouses to choose from – each mated to an advanced 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission system. Chicago and Manteno drivers will enjoy the following engine options:

  • 2.5L i-VCT I-4: The Fusion’s standard engine is good for an impressive 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, while still allowing for 22 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
  • 1.5L EcoBoost: This available fuel-sipper boosts mileage to a stunning 25 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, but still delivers 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.0L EcoBoost: This turbocharged EcoBoost puts you in control of 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, with mileage peaking at 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.   

The 2015 Honda Accord falls short in terms of driver choice. There are just two engines available, and which one you get depends on the model you choose rather than your own requirements. The standard in-line 4-cylinder is capable of 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, and you’ll need to spend at least $30,495 for an Accord that will offer 278 horsepower, 252 lb-ft of torque with a V6 engine.

 

Interior Space

2016 Ford Fusion InteriorComfort should always be a primary concern when designing a quality sedan, so Ford have ensured that you’ll have more room to breathe and relax in the 2016 Fusion than you would in the 2015 Honda Accord:

  • Front Head Room: Up to 39.2 inches in the Fusion vs. 39.1 in the Accord.
  • Front Hip Room: Up to 55.6 inches in the Fusion vs. 55 in the Accord.
  • Front Leg Room: Up to 44.3 inches in the Fusion vs. 42.5 in the Accord.

Of course, you shouldn’t make the mistake of assuming that enhanced driver comfort means a sacrifice when it comes to cargo space – the Fusion still supplies more than the Accord. The difference is minimal in standard models – with the Fusion providing 16 cubic feet to the Accord’s 15.8. However, upper level Accord trims drop that amount of space to just 15.5.

 

Comfort and Convenience

2016 FusionBoth the 2016 Ford Fusion and the 2015 Honda Accord offer a generous level of standard technology, including climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4-speaker audio system with speed sensitive volume control.

However, the Ford Fusion pulls ahead when it comes to available features, offering several devices which cannot be provided by the 2015 Honda Accord. The Fusion’s Active Park Assist system, for example, is perfect for guiding you into tight spaces, but it’s not a feature you’ll find in any Accord. Similarly, you won’t have access to the premium 12-speaker audio system from Sony, just a 7-speaker system at best.

 

Safety and Security

2016 Ford FusionLike the 2016 Ford Fusion, the 2015 Honda Accord enjoys a strong reputation for safety. Both vehicles have been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the NHSTA, and offer Chicago and Manteno drivers an extensive array of standard and available safety equipment. However, the 2015 Honda Accord doesn’t feature the Fusion’s innovative SecuriCode keyless entry keypad, which allows you to substitute the key for a personal entry code, providing an additional layer of protection.

 
 

Test-Drive the 2016 Ford Fusion at Terry’s Ford of Peotone

The 2016 Ford Fusion is a sedan without equal – test-drive yours today at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We are not far from Chicago and Manteno, and we can be easily located at 363 N Harlem Ave in Peotone. Call us on 888-832-3250 or stop in Monday through Saturday to talk to one of the team. 

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