The 2017 Honda Accord vs. The 2017 Ford Fusion

Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Ford Fusion are both leading midsize sedans that definitely provide a good blend of efficiency, safety, and power. They’re both affordably priced and ready to provide reliable transportation for your family here in the Crystal Lake and Elgin area. But which one will be the better value? Find out how they compare below.

Fuel Economy and Performance

Both of these cars start with a capable four-cylinder engine. However, they don’t result in similar results when it comes to performance or efficiency.

  • Ford Fusion: The Fusion is equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder good for 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. With a standard six-speed automatic transmission, this engine earns up to 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined based on EPA estimates*.
  • Honda Accord: The Honda Accord comes with a 2.4L that cranks out 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. With continuously variable transmission, it earns an estimated 27 mpg highway/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined in EPA estimates*.

Plus, in Autoblog testing, the Accord was quicker. The base trim Accord EX went from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds, compared to the 8.5 seconds it took the Fusion S.


The Honda Accord achieved the best possible 5-Star overall crash test safety rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing. The Ford Fusion also received a 5-star overall rating, but reached only a 4-star rating in both the side crash test and the rollover crash test. The Honda Accord earned a 5-star rating in the side crash test and rollover test*.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Come check out the latest Honda Accord here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake today. We’re just a short drive from Elgin, IL at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave in Crystal Lake. Visit us today or contact us online now with any questions!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Models tested with frontal airbags, side curtain airbags, torso/pelvis airbags, and knee airbags.