2017 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2017 Ford Fusion Sport

The 2017 Ford Fusion remains slightly pricier than competitors, but even after five years it's near the top of its segment for styling, performance, technology, and interior quality.

The price leader is the Nissan Altima, with a comfortable ride and an impressive equipment list even in the base model.

The Hyundai Sonata has moved toward the Fusion in features and design, though it's not quite at the same level—but it too may be better value for money.

The Kia Optima's latest generation looks just like its predecessor, but refinement and features are both upgraded.

The new Chevy Malibu is a strong competitor, with elegant looks, fuel-efficient engines and a strong hybrid model at last, and superlative noise suppression and ride quality.

As always, the Honda Accord offers crisp lines, good driving dynamics, an excellent infotainment system, and a reputation for reliability.

Finally, the Mazda6 may be the one entry that's equally as attractive as the Fusion; it costs less and drives even better, but Ford dealers are everywhere and Mazda dealers aren't.

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades.
7.0
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid mid-sizer in the segment, punctuated by good, efficient powertrains, and a quiet ride.
7.2
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy.
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The Kia Optima is a distinctively stylish and capable mid-size sedan worth serious consideration.
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The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
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Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
S FWD4-Door Sedan L w/1VL2.4LLX 1.6T DCT2.5 Sedan
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/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/OD
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