Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid

If you have a long commute throughout the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Hershey area, then getting a hybrid car might be worth serious consideration. Two great options are the new Honda Accord Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid, but which one is the right choice for you?

To help you answer that question, the team at Faulkner Honda created this Honda Accord Hybrid vs. Ford Fusion Hybrid comparison. Discover everything these midsize cars have to offer and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid: Specs

With deft handling and smooth acceleration on command, the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid prove fun companions for your everyday drives. However, the main focus of any hybrid sedan has to do with its fuel efficiency.

The Fusion certainly does well, achieving up to an EPA-estimated 43 city/41 highway MPG. This makes it a nice option for short-to-medium trips around town.

However, the 2020 Accord is a fuel-sipping camel compared to its counterpart, achieving up to an EPA-estimated 48 city/47 highway/48 combined MPG.* As a result, you’ll spend less time pulling over to refuel and more time enjoying the long, open highway.

Not only is the 2020 Accord Hybrid extremely efficient, but it also knows how to pack a powerful punch, too. When equipped with a 2.0T 4-cylinder engine and an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor, you can expect 212 total system horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Ford Fusion Hybrid isn’t able to generate quite the same level of giddy-up. Its combination of a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 hybrid engine and an electric motor produces only 188 total system horsepower.

Torque power is also noticeably weaker, clocking in at 129 lb-ft. While you might not notice this lack of grip while traveling around the neighborhood, it can be felt whenever climbing a steep grade.

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Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid: Interior

Honda Accord HybridSince the Accord Hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid are so fuel efficient, you can easily take a long road trip with friends. That’s great, considering how much room each midsize sedan offers inside their spacious cabins.

Able to comfortably seat up to five passengers with lots of space to stretch out, the 2020 Accord offers 42.3 inches of front legroom, 40.4 inches of rear legroom, and 105.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume. On the other hand, the Ford Fusion again comes up a bit short with less room overall, offering only 102.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. This tighter design is especially felt behind the wheel, where drivers will only get 39.2 inches of headroom.

When going on a long weekend trip, you’ll also need plenty of room to take along luggage, camping gear, or any other essential items. The Accord can fit all your belongings easily inside its 16.7-cubic-foot trunk.

Need help fitting a beach umbrella? Simply drop the fold-down rear seatback and go about your weekend!

Unfortunately, the Ford Fusion again comes up short, offering 16 cubic feet of trunk space. It might not seem like much less, but it can easily be the difference between fitting in an ice chest or leaving it back home.

However, like the Accord Hybrid, the Ford Fusion Hybrid lets you fold down the rear seats to increase cargo room.

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Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid: Technology

The Honda Accord Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid have lots of high-tech features to help make your drives more enjoyable.

They both offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. This feature allows you to send text messages, listen to podcasts, and more, without handling your phone while driving. Your apps will appear on an 8-inch touch-screen in both vehicles.

The Accord Hybrid also offers Wi-Fi® hotspot capability so you can stay fully connected to the internet wherever you travel. You can also leave your phone charger at home and still have a full battery thanks to an available wireless charger.

While a Wi-Fi® hotspot is available in the Fusion Hybrid, unfortunately a wireless charger is not. Like the Accord, it does supply a voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Want to learn more about the Honda Accord Hybrid? Read our vehicle reviews here!

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Ford Fusion Hybrid: Active Safety

Honda Accord HybridWherever you to choose to venture, each hybrid sedan puts the safety of you and your passengers high on their list.

To help you remain prepared for the unexpected, the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid employs special Honda Sensing® technologies. Working like an invisible shield around your vehicle, its complex system of cameras and sensors alert you to potential trouble. Standard features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System

For its part, the Ford Fusion Hybrid offers the Ford Co-Pilot 360™. Similar to the Honda Sensing® system, it uses everything from a Lane-Keeping System and Rear View Camera to Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking.

Which Hybrid Ride Is Right for You?

When it comes to the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. Ford Fusion Hybrid, both vehicles are quite impressive. However, the Honda model is more fuel efficient, powerful, and spacious.

If you want to experience the Accord Hybrid for yourself near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Hershey, then don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Faulkner Honda today!


*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.