Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the Ford Fusion has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Rating from the NHTSA, both of which are the highest scores possible. Impressive!1
If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 20 more MPGs between the 2014 Ford Fusion and the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan in the city and the 11 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings: the average driver could save up to $635 in fuel costs each year by choosing the Fusion.2
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan 473 EPA Estimated City MPG 274 473 EPA Estimated Highway MPG 364
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2014 Ford Fusion. Want it on the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan? You'll have to pay extra.
The 2014 Ford Fusion has optional rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers. This futuristic (and safe, and convenient) feature isn't available on the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan at all.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2014 Ford Fusion, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan standard5 Premium Sound System - optional6 Rain Sensing Wipers - standard5 Rear Parking Aid -
Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:
“I traded in a base model BMW 328i for this Titanium Fusion because I wanted a longer wheel base and a better ride with more amenities. I have driven the car on one road trip that used to kill my body in the harsh riding BMW. There was no comparing the ride quality. I'm not comparing vehicles here just how my body reacts to the different road feel. All I can say is I have no regrets on the switch despite the odd looks from my neighbors and the dealership staff. This car drives every bit as well as my BMW and my VW CC prior to that. It's a bit more substantial than both of them which is exactly what I was after. The handling is tight but not harsh and I love the increased size of the car.” alphadog731 - 11/17/2013 9:54 AM
“Owned the car for almost 2 weeks now, nothing but good to say about it. Has the 2.0 with the Sport Appearance Pkg. While test driving the car, was surprised at the power this engine has. Quiet inside & very comfortable. Excellent visibility all around & controls placed good. Has over 800 miles on it already, mpg via the dashboard around town has been from 26.5 to 28.0, highway from 31 mpg to 33 mpg with a/c on driving easy. I know the dashboard reads higher from what I have read on the Forums, will write an update at a later time as times goes on regarding gas mileage. BTW, using premium fuel. Have owned 2 Fords before this one, have put well over 100K on each one, sure this one will also.” 2014se20turbo - 9/9/2013 2:34 PM
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2014 Ford Fusion's increased torque7 can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
Stopping power is important, too, especially when you're carrying a heavy load. The clear winner in this category is the 2014 Ford Fusion, with another horse in braking power per ton than 2014 Honda Accord Sedan, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan 2706 Torque 2528 1289 Braking Power Per Ton 12710
The 2014 Ford Fusion's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating. 11
According to the NHTSA, the 2014 Ford Fusion's standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan.12
The 2014 Ford Fusion's all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or staying on the road in slippery conditions.
Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2014 Ford Fusion's optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan.
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan has5 All Driven Wheels - has6 Turbocharged Engine -
Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 148 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2014 Ford Fusion will keep you on the road longer than the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan.
No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2014 Ford Fusion's increased storage volume13 means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
The 2014 Ford Fusion's slightly smaller turn radius14 means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
The 2014 Ford Fusion's wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan 6583 Estimated Combined Tank Range 5104 169 Storage Volume 154 379 Turning Circle 384 1129 Wheelbase 1094
The 2014 Ford Fusion's MSRP is slightly less than the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan - about $55 less - but to a budget-conscious buyer, every penny counts.
2014 Ford Fusion VS 2014 Honda Accord Sedan $21,9009 MSRP $21,9554
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1 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings and http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
2 - Assumes a per-gallon fuel cost of $3.65 and 15,000 miles driven annually