Honda Accord Vs. Ford Fusion

By Justin Cupler | March 27th, 2019

Midsize sedans like the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Ford Fusion offer our Rochester area car shoppers all the room they need for their family and luggage. Did you also know they have a little giddy up too? Find out which of these peppy people haulers is best for your family below.

Exterior

In 2018, the Honda Accord underwent a big-time redesign that brought in a more premium look. With this upgraded look, the 2019 Accord has more mature feel to it with its more flat-nosed front end, a wide chrome strip on the front, and an almost coupe-like swoop to the roofline without impeding on rear-seat headroom.

The Ford Fusion is getting long in the tooth, as its last redesign came back in 2013. There was one big change recently with the V6 Sport model’s 2017 arrival that brought in a potent V-6 engine along with an aggressive front bumper, deeper air intakes, and a gloss-black grille insert.

In terms of size, the Accord is 0.4 inches longer, but the Fusion is larger in every other measurement, including curb weight.

 

Measurement 2019 Honda Accord 2019 Ford Fusion Difference
Length 192.2 inches 191.8 inches +0.4 inches
Width 73.3 inches 75.2 inches -1.9 inches
Height 57.1 inches 58.2 inches -1.1 inches
Wheelbase 111.4 inches 112.2 inches -0.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Curb weight 3,131 to 3,428 pounds 3,472 pounds -341 to -44 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Accord

  • More modern and mature look
  • Smaller body makes squeezing into tight spaces easier
  • More upscale features

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion

  • Sporty-looking V6 Sport trim
  • Aston Martin-like nose adds some class

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Honda Accord boasts the standard sedan interior, playing well to the masses. Beyond boasting a for-the-masses look, the 2019 Accord also has a more stylish cabin than the Fusion. The Honda Accord also boasts tons of premium features, including leather upholstery, wood trim, a 450-watt audio system, a high-resolution touchscreen, and more.

The weakest point of the 2019 Ford Fusion is its interior. Because it’s been a while since it went through a redesign, its age really shows in here. The dash is a sea of black with very little contrast to catch your eyes, but it has plenty of standard and optional equipment to match the Accord.

In terms of roominess, it is a see-saw battle between the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Ford Fusion. The Accord wins in a handful of areas, and the Fusion wins in a few too, but the big gaps are in legroom, as the Fusion has 2 inches more front legroom while the Accord has 2.1 extra inches of rear legroom.

 

Measurement 2019 Honda Accord 2019 Ford Fusion Difference
Front headroom 39.5 inches 39.2 inches +0.3 inches
Front legroom 42.3 inches 44.3 inches -2 inches
Front shoulder room 58.3 inches 57.8 inches +0.5 inches
Front hip room 55.3 inches 55 inches +0.3 inches
Rear headroom 37.3 inches 37.8 inches -0.5 inches
Rear legroom 40.4 inches 38.3 inches +2.1 inches
Rear shoulder room 56.5 inches 56.9 inches -0.4 inches
Rear hip room 55 inches 54.4 inches +0.6 inches
Luggage capacity 16.7 cubic feet 16 cubic feet +0.7 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Accord

  • More modern and stylish interior
  • Significantly more passenger room
  • Roomier trunk

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion

  • Plenty of standard features and advanced tech

Performance

Midsize sedans are a far cry from the slow-poke family rigs they were years ago. Today, they boast potent turbocharged engines and respectable on-road manners. The 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Ford Fusion are far from fast with their base powertrains, which produce 192 and 175 horsepower, respectively, but things change as you get into the optional engine.

 

The 2019 Accord and 2019 Fusion become quite the performers with their optional engines. The Accord’s optional 2.0-liter engine delivers 252 horsepower and launches it to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. The Fusion’s range-topping 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 checks in at 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque for a 5.3-second sprint time. While the Fusion is a bit faster than the Accord 2.0T, it is a pricey venture at over $40,000. With creative options checking, one can get the Accord 2.0T for $30,710.

In the corners, the 2019 Honda Accord is respectable, especially in its more performance-oriented Sport trim. The Fusion also handles well in the corners without being overly stiff in normal driving, which pairs well with its rowdier V6 Sport model.

2019 Honda Accord 2019 Ford Fusion Difference
Engine 1.5-liter turbo 4-cyl 2.5-liter 4-cyl
Horsepower 192 hp at 5,500 rpm 175 hp at 6,000 rpm +17 hp
Torque 192 lb-ft at 1,600 to 5,000 175 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm +17 lb-ft
Standard transmission CVT 6-speed automatic
Optional transmission 6-speed manual (Sport)
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time 7.3 seconds
MPG City 26 to 30 mpg* 21 mpg +5 to +9 mpg
MPG Highway 35 to 38 mpg* 31 mpg +5 to +7 mpg
MPG Combined 30 to 33 mpg* 25 mpg +5 to +8 mpg
Optional engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl 1.5-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 252 hp at 6,500 rpm 181 hp at 6,000 rpm +71 hp
Torque 273 lb-ft at 1,500 to 4,000 rpm 185 lb-ft at 4,320 rpm +88 lb-ft
Standard transmission 6-speed manual (Sport) 6-speed automatic
Optional transmission 10-speed automatic
Driveline FWD FWD (std.)/AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 5.5 seconds 9.1 seconds -3.6 seconds
MPG City 22 to 23 mpg* 23 to 24 mpg -2 to 0 mpg
MPG Highway 32 to 34 mpg* 34 to 36 mpg -4 to -2 mpg
MPG Combined 26 to 27 mpg* 27 to 28 mpg -2 to 0 mpg
Optional engine
2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower
245 hp at 5,500 rpm +7 hp
Torque
275 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -2 lb-ft
Standard transmission
6-speed automatic
Optional transmission
Driveline
FWD (std.)/AWD (opt.)
0-60 time
7.3 seconds -1.8 seconds
MPG City
20 to 21 mpg +1 to +3 mpg
MPG Highway
29 to 31 mpg +2 to +5 mpg
MPG Combined
23 to 25 mpg +2 to +4 mpg
Optional engine
2.7-liter turbo V-6
Horsepower
325 hp at 5,500 rpm -73 hp
Torque
380 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -107 lb-ft
Standard transmission
6-speed automatic
Optional transmission
Driveline
AWD
0-60 time
5.3 seconds +0.2 seconds
MPG City
17 mpg +5 to +6 mpg
MPG Highway
26 mpg +6 to +8 mpg
MPG Combined
20 mpg +6 to +7 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Accord

  • Quicker with base powertrain
  • Better standard fuel economy
  • Zippy 2.0-liter engine

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion

  • Performance-oriented V6 Sport model
  • More engine options
  • Optional all-wheel drive
  • Better standard fuel economy

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Honda Accord lineup features five trim levels — LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring — and pricing ranges from $23,720 to $34,990.

 

There are also five trim levels in the 2019 Ford Fusion lineup, and they are: S, SE, SEL, Titanium, and V6 Sport. Their starting prices range from $22,840 to $40,015.

2019 Honda Accord Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LX: $23,720**

  • 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric parking brake
  • Eco Assist System
  • Hill-start assist
  • Active noise cancellation
  • 17-inch silver-painted alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body-color power mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • LED brake lights and LED taillight bars
  • LED low-beam headlights with auto-on/off
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power windows with auto-up/down front windows
  • Power door locks
  • Push-button ignition
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Center console with armrest
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Map lights
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Two 12-volt power outlets
  • Floor mats
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Four-speaker 160-watt audio system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Pandora radio
  • Front 1-amp USB port
  • Body-color door handles
  • Variable-intermittent wipers
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Road-departure mitigation
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Traffic-sign recognition
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

 

Sport: $26,180**

  • All LX features, plus
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Larger front disc brakes
  • 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with black Inserts
  • Chrome exhaust finishers
  • LED fog lights
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Power moonroof
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Sport pedals
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • SMS text message function
  • One front 2.5-amp USB port
  • Eight-speaker, 180-watt audio system
  • 8-inch Display Audio infotainment system with high-resolution screen
  • HondaLink
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM

 

EX: $27,620**

  • All LX features, plus
  • Remote ignition
  • 17-inch machine-finish wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Smart entry with walk-away auto lock
  • Heated, body-color mirrors
  • Power moonroof
  • Active grille shutter (1.5T only)
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Driver-side seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • SMS text messaging
  • Two 2.5-amp USB ports (center console and front console)
  • Eight-speaker, 180-watt audio system
  • 8-inch Display Audio infotainment system with high-resolution screen
  • Honda Link
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • Blind-spot monitoring

 

EX-L: $30,120**

  • All EX features, plus
  • Chrome exhaust finishers
  • Mirror-integrated LED turn signals
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel
  • HondaLink remote system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Two-position seat memory
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leather seating
  • 10-speaker, 450-watt audio system with subwoofer

 

Touring: $35,950**

  • All EX-L features, plus
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive dampers
  • Head-up display
  • Chrome-accented door handles
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto-on/off LED headlights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reverse-gear tilt-down side-view mirrors
  • Door pull ambient lighting
  • Rear outboard heated seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Satellite-linked navigation
  • HondaLink subscription service
  • Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless phone charger

2019 Ford Fusion Key Features and Pricing by Trim

S: $22,840

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Brake assist
  • Electric parking brake
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Electric power steering
  • Bright body-side molding
  • Body-color door handles
  • Chrome upper grille surround
  • Black lower grille surround
  • LED taillights
  • Automatic halogen headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Body-color side-view mirrors
  • Body-color rocker moldings
  • 16-inch steel wheels with silver hubcaps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 4.2-inch configurable driver-information display
  • Two 12-volt power ports
  • Manual climate control
  • Overhead console
  • Carpeted front floor mats
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Power door locks
  • Rotary gear-shift knob
  • Seatback map pocket
  • Cloth seating
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down front glass
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Sync infotainment system with 4.2-inch LCD screen
  • One smart-charging USB port
  • Four-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Ford MyKey
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rearview camera
  • Hill-start assist

 

SE: $24,120

  • All S features, plus
  • 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Securipad keyless entry keypad
  • Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 17-inch Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
  • Two 4.2-inch configurable driver information center screens
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Remote ignition, lock and unlock
  • Parked-vehicle locator
  • Rear parking sensors
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • AppLink
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Two smart-charging USB ports

 

SEL: $28,580

  • All SE features, plus
  • Bright door and window trim
  • Body-color door handles with chrome inserts
  • Upper chrome grille with chrome surround
  • High-gloss-black lower grille
  • 18-inch premium painted aluminum wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with two memory positions
  • Heated front seats
  • ActiveX seating material
  • LED headlights with LED signatures
  • Auto-dimming driver’s side mirror
  • Heated mirrors
  • Power mirrors with two-position memory
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Intelligent Access and Remote Start System
  • 11-speaker premium audio system
  • Universal garage door opener

 

Titanium: $34,340

  • All SEL features, plus
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • Chrome mesh grille insert with chrome surround
  • LED fog lights with chrome bezels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Upgraded LED taillights
  • 19-inch machined-face Magnetic-painted aluminum wheels
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Bright scuff plates
  • 10-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leather sport seats
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Inflatable rear seat belts
  • 12-speaker Sony audio system
  • HD Radio with CD player
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated navigation with pinch-to-zoom function
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go

 

V6 Sport: $40,015

  • All SEL features, plus
  • 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6
  • Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifter
  • All-wheel drive
  • Upgraded door trim
  • High-gloss-black fog light bezels
  • Quad-tip dual exhaust
  • Rear spoiler
  • Unique lower grille
  • Unique high-gloss-black upper grille
  • 19-inch Premium Dark Tarnish-painter aluminum wheels
  • Aluminum sport pedals
  • Ambient lighting
  • Floor mats with “Sport” logo
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 10-way power passenger’s seat
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Leather-and-Miko Suede sport seats with unique stitching
  • Active noise control
  • 12-speaker Sony audio system
  • HD Radio and CD player
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated navigation with pinch-to-zoom function
  • Inflatable rear seat belts
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist

Who Should Buy the 2019 Honda Accord?

The Honda Accord is a great buy for someone looking for a sedan that can perform but will not make them stand out. Plus, with its extra interior room, it is great for larger families.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Ford Fusion?

With its optional all-wheel drive, the 2019 Ford Fusion is a great buy for buyers who live in areas with snow and ice. Also, its zippy V6 Sport model adds a little extra grunt.

 

Want to tackle your daily commute to Rochester in a stylish, efficient, and surprisingly quick sedan? Stop down at Garber Honda to test drive the 2019 Honda Accord today. Maybe you just need to zip around Henrietta or take the kids to school in Pittsford. The 2019 Honda Accord can get this job done too. If you can’t make it to our Rochester area showroom today, you can also check out our online inventory to see what Accord models we have in stock and schedule a test drive for later.

 

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 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.

 

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.