2015 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2015 Ford Fusion's basest model costs a little more than its competitors, and it can become legitimately pricey as you climb in trim levels.

The Nissan Altima is the price-leader in the group–offering all the necessary equipment and a comfortable ride, even at its cheapest.

The Hyundai Sonata is all-new for this year, and has grown more refined in design and features, not unlike the Fusion.

The Kia Optima also offers excellent value, attractive design, and a spacious rear seat.

The Chevy Malibu drives well if you choose the right tires and wheels, and it's attractive inside, too.

However, the rear seat is cramped, and gas mileage is low for the segment.

The Honda Accord offers good driving dynamics, a reputation for reliability, and an excellent infotainment system.

The Mazda6 is as attractive as the Ford Fusion, costs less, and drives better.

However, you can't dress the Mazda6 up quite as far as the Fusion Titanium model, leaving shoppers to choose between price and technology here.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2015 Ford Fusion continues to offer an excellent blend of top-notch safety, solid fuel economy, and stunning good looks–all without compromising on interior space and comfort.
7.8
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu ranks below our family-sedan favorites, mostly because of its back-seat space.
8.4
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans.
8.4
The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.
8.2
If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes.
MSRP From    
$22,500$22,465$21,150$21,840$22,300
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV4-Door Sedan EX4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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