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.
The 2016 Ford Fusion is available in three trim levels:
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.
Ford 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:
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.
Comfort 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:
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.
Both 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.
Like 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.
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.