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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|17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
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|S FWD||4-Door Sedan L w/1VL||2.4L||LX 1.6T DCT||2.5 Sedan|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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