Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Ford Fusion

Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Ford Fusion

Drivers in Richmond who are looking for a family friendly mid-size sedan with intelligent safety tech and class-leading crash test ratings have a few options from which to choose. In fact, the search may seem overwhelming.

Before making any big purchase, it’s important to do your research on any model you might be considering. To help you along in the decision between the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Ford Fusion, we’ve put together a one-to-one comparison:

Safety

Honda Accord

Honda has a reputation for designing vehicles that put passenger safety first, and the Accord lives up to the hype. It received perfect scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which named it a Top Safety Pick+**. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating* after it earned five stars in side crash and rollover, and four in frontal crash.

All six Accord trim levels (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring) have available or standard HondaSensing, a suite of driver assistance technology. The system includes a Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Road Departure Mitigation System.

Ford Fusion

The 2017 Fusion scored well in safety tests, too. The IIHS gave it a Top Safety Pick+ title, while the NHTSA awarded it a 5-Star Overall Rating. However, it did earn just four stars in tests for frontal crash and rollover.

While the Fusion likewise has active driver assistance tech - including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep system, and forward and side sensors - they are only available on the SE, Titanium, Platinum, and V6 Sport models, not the base S.

Features

Honda Accord

The 2017 Accord LX comes with standard dual-zone climate control, Intelligent Multi-Function Display, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio, Pandora compatibility, SMS text function, and USB audio interface. One level up to the EX adds a one-touch power moonroof, Smart Entry with push-button start, heated power side mirrors, 10-way power driver's seat, 7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touchscreen, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, and HD Radio.

Upper trim levels feature automatic dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, and a 360-watt premium audio system with seven speakers and a subwoofer. Additionally, there's available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

Ford Fusion

The 2017 Fusion S model has standard push-button start, SYNC infotainment, 4.2-inch LCD media display, single zone climate control, cruise control, and a manually adjustable steering wheel. Upper trim levels feature the SYNC 3 infotainment system with 8-inch display, SYNC Connect, Sirius XM Radio, voice-activated navigation, leather trim and accents, dual-zone climate control, and interior ambient lighting. The Fusion is not available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or Bluetooth connectivity.

Pricing

Honda Accord

Starting at $23,330

Ford Fusion

Starting at $22,610 MSRP

*The Honda lineup is full of safety-conscious choices, with the 2017 Accord, Civic, Fit, HR-V, Pilot, Ridgeline and Odyssey all earning top ratings with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
**The 2017 Ridgeline and Pilot with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights, and the 2017 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ and projector beam halogen headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.

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