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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 honda accord vs 2018 ford fusion split screen accord red fusion white

If you’re trying to balance comfort, safety and performance, you’re probably aware of the midsize sedan class. This segment contains the vehicles that have historically been about the most popular and significant – cars. Additionally, without operating in a lower budget segment like compact cars, or featuring extravagant luxury features, the midsize sedan segment often gives a brand a chance to put its best foot forward.

Both the Honda Accord and the Ford Fusion are perfect examples of this. Redesigned and constructed on a brand-new platform, the 2018 Honda Accord brings a refreshing and sophisticated exterior appearance and new engine options. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a slight refresh, bringing some technology improvements and features to Ford’s midsize benchmark. Both vehicles promise style, performance and the reliability behind their respective manufacturers, but how do they measure up? Let’s take a look!

2018 Honda Accord


2018 Ford Fusion

192-horsepower (@ 5500 rpm) Base horsepower 175-horsepower (@ 6000 rpm)
40.4 inches Second-row leg room 38.3 inches
Standard on all trims Active safety features Available
38.1 inches Turning diameter 37.6 inches

2018 Honda Accord Advantages vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Among the above advantages, the Honda Accord enjoys a striking new design and lower, sportier stance thanks to its new platform. Additionally, the 2018 Honda Accord has a base curb weight that is almost 10% lower than that of the 2018 Ford Fusion, making acceleration and passing more spirited and enjoyable – none of that to say anything about the more powerful engine standard on the 2018 Honda Accord.

While the 2018 Ford Fusion offers only one transmission option, with the 2018 Honda Accord, drivers can choose between an engaging manual transmission, a smoothly-accelerating CVT or a precise and evocative Automatic.

The 2018 Ford Fusion features Ford’s advanced active safety suite, but it is an available feature for which drivers need to pay more. Conversely, the 2018 Honda Accord includes Honda Sensing® as a standard feature – from the base LX, all the way up through the Touring model.

Honda Sensing® includes important driver assist and active safety features like a pre-collision detection and avoidance system, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System, adaptive cruise control system and more. Peace of mind doesn’t come with a premium price tag in the 2018 Honda Accord.

By all counts, the Accord is the superior midsize sedan – it’s faster, more comfortable and features better standard safety and entertainment technology features. For more information on the 2018 Honda Accord, or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

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Technology and Safety Features on the 2018 Honda Accord

In addition to an extensive list of infotainment features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and an available 8” display audio color touchscreen, the 2018 Honda Accord provides several standard active safety features that ensure you get from A-B safely and soundly. Read about these features, the available 450-watt premium audio system and more in the 2018 Honda Accord.

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