Compare 2012 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Honda Accord Sedan
2012 Ford Fusion
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,666
$19,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,480
$20,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 100.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4300 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.31
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Ford Fusion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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