2016 Honda Accord

The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Ford Fusion are both winning midsize sedan options for drivers here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. If you’re in the market for a vehicle in this segment, you’ve no doubt narrowed it down to these two compelling vehicles. Both offer remarkable efficiency, the latest technology, and plenty of safety features. Of course, there are some big differences that you should be aware of, so read on to find out more!

Fuel Economy and Performance

When you compare apples to apples – or in this case, four-cylinders to four-cylinders – your choice might be easy. The 2016 Ford Fusion comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. It’s rated by the EPA at 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

The 2016 Honda Accord uses a 2.4L four to generate 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The base model earns an EPA estimated 27 mpg highway/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission.

But what about upgrade options? The Fusion offers a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This model nets an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the Accord offers a 3.5L V6 that cranks out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This model earns an EPA estimates 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with the six-speed automatic.

It’s clear that the Accord offers both more performance and efficiency than the Ford Fusion.

Safety

The 2016 Honda Accord earned ‘Good’ ratings across the board in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, while the 2016 Ford Fusion only earned an ‘Acceptable’ in the small overlap front crash test. The Accord also earned a ‘Superior’ rating for front crash prevention when equipped with the Honda Sensing system, while the Fusion only earned a ‘Basic’ rating.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the Accord and Fusion both earned a five-star overall rating, but the Fusion fell short in the side crash and the rollover tests with just a four-star compared to the five-star rating of the Accord.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park to Drive the Accord

Come drive the 2016 Honda Accord right now at your local Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealership, Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, so visit us today to find out more about the latest Honda Accord!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.