The 2016 Ford Fusion vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry
Both the 2016 Ford Fusion and the 2016 Toyota Camry are now available, so Chicago and Manteno drivers are naturally trying to decide which one offers more. We’ve conducted a competitive analysis to find out – here’s how the Fusion and the Camry measure up.
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The 2016 Ford Fusion is offered in three well-balanced trim levels, offering Chicago and Manteno drivers a strong list of standard features across the board:
- S: Starting at $22,110, the entry-level Fusion is equipped with a rearview camera for confident reversing, a voice-activated SYNC system with MyFord communications, and a keyless entry-system to let you access the vehicle after just a touch of the door handle.
- SE: Starting at $23,680, the SE trim upgrades both comfort and on-board technology. Drivers will be able to find their own perfect support thanks to a 10-way power driver's seat, while controlling a 6-speaker sound system with a complimentary all-access subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.
- Titanium: Starting at $30,630, Titanium models includes first-class features as standard, including leather-trimmed and heated sport seats, dual-zone climate control, 19-inch H-Spoke stainless aluminum wheels, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system.
The 2016 Toyota Camry starts at $23,070 with the LE, which is fitted with an Entune audio system and 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Models work their way right up to the $26,310 XSE, which fails to match the technology of the Titanium Fusion by offering features such as 18-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2016 Ford Fusion is available with three cutting-edge powertrain options.
- 2.5L i-VCT 4-Cylinder: Even the standard engine is capable of generating up to 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, while earning up to 22 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
- 1.5L EcoBoost: The Fusion’s ultra-efficient 1.5L Ecoboost upgrades your output to 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, and earns a stunning 25 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.
- 2.0L EcoBoost: For those who like an adrenalin surge during every drive, the 2.0L EcoBoost offers the outstanding performance which comes with 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. It also earns up to 22 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.
At 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, the Camry’s standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is comparable to the Fusion’s, while an available V6 can generate 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. However, the Camry can’t match the Fusion when it comes to efficiency. At best, you’ll earn 35 on the highway.
The 2016 Ford Fusion offers marginally more interior passenger space than the 2016 Toyota Camry – 102.8 cubic feet vs. just 102.7. However, the team at Ford have ensured that every square inch is put to good use, with the Fusion offering far more space to stretch out during long journeys.
- Driver Head Room: Up to 39.2 inches in the Fusion vs. just 38.8 in the Camry.
- Driver Hip Room: Up to 55 inches in the Fusion vs. just 54.5 in the Camry.
- Driver Leg Room: Up to 44.3 inches in the Fusion vs. just 41.6 in the Camry.
You’ll also have much more trunk space for storing groceries and other items; the 2016 Ford Fusion comes with a 16 cubic foot trunk, while the 2016 Toyota Camry’s trunk measures just 15.4 cubic feet.
Comfort and Convenience Features
Chicago and Manteno drivers will be thrilled to know that the 2016 Ford Fusion’s remarkably spacious interior can be equipped with a varied range of technology to enhance every part of your drive.
Available with the 2016 Ford Fusion, but not with the 2016 Toyota Camry:
- Ambient Lighting: Illuminate your interior with a selection of subtle colors, including Ice Blue, orange, soft blue, red, green, blue, and purple.
- Heated and Cooled Front Seats: The Camry features heated seats, but doesn’t offer the three cooling settings which can come with the Fusion.
- Active Park Assist: Ultrasonic sensors gauge the distance to the curb and between parked cars to find an appropriate parking spot, then you’re automatically guided inside – all you need to control is the shifting, accelerating, and braking.
- SYNC 3: All-new for 2016, the SYNC 3 system offers enhanced voice recognition, high-speed performance, an 8-inch touchscreen, and dual 4.2-inch cluster screens.
The 2016 Ford Fusion Utterly Outclasses the 2016 Toyota Camry in Every Way That Matters
With its spacious, well-equipped cabin and fuel-sipping engine line-up, the 2016 Ford Fusion rests far ahead of the competition. To take a closer look, just come down to Terry’s Ford of Peotone today. We can’t wait to put our Chicago and Manteno customers behind the wheel of this impressive sedan.