2011 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The family sedan segment is as broad and varied as it gets.

The Chevy Malibu and Honda Accord are the big guns in the class--the Accord on sheer interior volume, the Malibu on heft and weight, though both seem more maneuverable than they may look.

The Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are kin under the skin, but the Sonata Hybrid is on sale now, and it's a major threat to the Fusion Hybrid's budding sales.

The Subaru Legacy is bigger than ever, and more refined too; with all-wheel drive on its options list, it's a top choice for anyone who lives next to Canada or at any elevation over a few thousand feet.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
7.8
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek.
8.2
Though the 2011 Honda Accord is missing Bluetooth connectivity on the more affordable trims, it’s a very compelling package otherwise, with top-notch refinement, performance, and comfort.
8.6
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile.
8.6
Kia simply gets it; basic doesn't have to be boring, and the 2011 Kia Optima shows that mid-size sedan shoppers don't have to settle to design boredom or a lack of features.
8.4
The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive.
MSRP From     
$19,850$21,975$21,380$19,395$19,200$19,995
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size SedanMidsizeLargeLarge CarsMidsize CarsCompact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
ManualAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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