2011 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2011 Ford Fusion Sport2011 Ford Fusion
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2011 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LS w/1LS Angular Front Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Malibu
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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Limited Angular Front Exterior View2011 Hyundai Sonata
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2011 Kia Optima2011 Kia Optima
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2011 Subaru Legacy 4-door Sedan H4 Auto 2.5i Prem Angular Front Exterior View2011 Subaru Legacy
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek.
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile.
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.
The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive.
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Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4
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Mid-Size SedanMidsizeLarge CarsMidsize CarsCompact
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4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
ManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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