We know that Prius will offer better fuel economy but with vehicles like 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid we are getting much better looks and design in combination with higher level of comfort. This is something many drivers will certainly accept and will sacrifice few mpg for it. As a result there is a need for these two models to be compared and we certainly do hope that this article will make the decision slightly less complicated.
Much like Fusion Energi, Ford Fusion Hybrid comes in three available trim levels: S Hybrid, Hybrid SE and Hybrid Titanium. It is a mid-size 4-door sedan of a second generation that comes with 2.0L I4 engine working on Atkinson cycle and produces 141 hp and 129 pound-feet of torque and is combined with electric motor of 118 hp which receives power from 1.4 kWh Lithium Ion battery pack that is air cooled to maintain optimum temperature.
As a carryover, 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid will remain much like its predecessor, visually. Its exterior consists of a wide grille with active shutters and corresponding front end fascia and fine looking headlights that give a modern look to it. Its sweeping roofline has a symmetric fall on both ends and its rear end is completed with a set of big long tail-lights. Fusion Hybrid has luxurious and elegant interior made of contemporary materials. Lots of space, fine upholstery and chrome details can be found in it. There are many more features, including rear view camera, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and many other safety features.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
It is able to return up to 47 mpg in a city and the same amount on a highway which makes it one of the best fuel-efficient hybrids on the long distances. Starting price of the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid in S trim is set to about $26,270 while the Hybrid Titanium costs $32,600 which is around average numbers for sedans.
2015 Honda Accord will be a ninth generation carryover model. Accord Hybrid is a 4-door sedan with 2.0L I4 engine developing 141 hp and 122 lb-ft of torque. It also has 124 kW electric motor with 166 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque, together with 6.7 kWh li-ion battery that starts it. There are three trims to choose from: Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Vs 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
It has a distinctive look about it, especially with those long laid-back headlights of his that melt together with grille in perfect harmony. Its roofline rises up steadily and falls even more slowly towards the rear end that is adorned with angular tail-lights. It gives away its luxurious feel at first glance with finely crafted leather-trimmed interior. There’s plenty of room for everyone and everything, including music, for it has internal hard drive with 16 gigabytes of music storage. Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, adaptive cruise control, forward collision and lane departure warning and, of course, airbag system are only some of the features that keep the passengers safe and sound.
As far as fuel efficiency goes, Accord Hybrid travels 50 mpg in a city and 45 mpg on a highway. Hybrid can be bought for at least $29,155, while Hybrid Touring trim costs $34,905 at minimum.
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
These classy vehicles are similar in a way. 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid is insignificantly cheaper and stronger car than 2015 Honda Accord is. The former is more fuel-efficient on the highway, while the latter performs better in the city. Fusion also has a bit stronger battery, but not by much. Considering all, it is very hard to find something to divide these cars.