The 2016 Ford Fusion vs. the 2016 Hyundai Sonata
The 2016 Ford Fusion and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata are both at the top of their class, but which one is best for Chicago and Manteno drivers? Each offers dependable power and remarkable fuel-efficiency, but there are still plenty of points where one draws ahead.
Trims and Prices
The 2016 Ford Fusion is available for Chicago and Manteno drivers in three well-balanced, feature-packed trim levels:
- S: Starting at $22,110, the entry-level 2015 Fusion includes premium technology as standard. A rearview camera lets you reverse with confidence without even turning your head, a SYNC system with MyFord voice-activated communications keeps you connected, and a keyless entry system is fitted for convenient access.
- SE: Starting at $23,645, the SE trim places its focus on comfort and entertainment, so it’s perfect for drivers who regularly tackle long distances. They’ll sink into a 10-way power driver's seat for flawless support, while enjoying an upgraded 6-speaker stereo which comes with a complimentary 6-month all-access subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio
- Titanium: Starting at $30,390, the Titanium trim includes the first-class atmosphere of leather-trimmed and heated seats as standard, and also offers dual-zone temperature control, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, and numerous additional high-tech features. It’s a top-of-the-line sedan all the way.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata starts at slightly less – $21,750 – but fails to match the Fusion in terms of standard features, with devices such as air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, and cloth seating surfaces. Models work their way up to the $34,075 Limited 2.0T. For close to $4000 more than the Titanium Fusion, you’ll receive a 6-way power passenger seat, a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, and the same dual-zone temperature control system.
Powertrains and MPG
Both the 2016 Ford Fusion and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata come with three engines for Chicago and Manteno drivers to choose from, with power and efficiency roughly equal between them.
Each engine in the Ford Fusion line-up comes with a cutting-edge 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission system, with options including:
- 2.5L i-VCT I-4: Even the standard engine commands an output of 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, while allowing for up to 22 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
- 1.5L EcoBoost: Even while generating 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque for punchy, agile performance, the 1.5L allows drivers to achieve 25 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.
- 2.0L EcoBoost: Puts up to 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque at your disposal, while earning up to 22 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.
Engine options for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata include:
- 2.4L 4-Cylinder: Delivers up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, while allowing for 25 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway.
- 1.6L Twin-Scroll Turbo: Produces an output equal to 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, plus the ability to earn 28 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway.
- 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo: Generates 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while promising 23 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.
Chicago and Manteno drivers often find it tricky to compare the cabin of the 2016 Ford Fusion to that found within the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. After all, both vehicles provide plenty of interior space, whether that’s for stretching out and relaxing during a long journey or stowing all your cargo with ease. However, the devil is in the details, and it really takes a look inside the 2016 Fusion to understand where the difference truly lies.
The Sonata is now 30 years old, and, despite several refreshes, that’s starting to show. In contrast, the interior of the 2016 Fusion is cool, modern, and polished. Quality materials are evident throughout the cabin, and the available MyFord Touch touchscreen system means that central buttons are removed for a clean, minimalist appearance.
Comfort and Convenience
The 2016 Ford Fusion completes its fun, cutting-edge cabin by adding several technologies to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible.
Available with the Fusion but not with the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, Chicago and Manteno drivers will find:
- Active Park Assist: Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance between parked cars to help find an available parking spot. You’re then signaled to stop, and the vehicle itself will take care of the steering; all you need to do is shift, accelerate, and brake.
- Voice-Activated SYNC System: Controlled via either voice commands, a customizable 8-inch touchscreen, or one of the dual 4.2-inch cluster screens, this system lets you take calls, read incoming texts, select your music, and even contact 911 Assist in the unlikely event of an emergency.
The 2016 Ford Fusion Edges out the 2016 Hyundai Sonata
With stronger standard and available features, plus a nicely refreshed cabin, the 2016 Ford Fusion pulls ahead of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. To find yours today, just come down to Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We hope to see our Chicago and Manteno customers soon!