Thrifty and modern, both the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid know how to cruise in style. So which of these hybrids should you choose? Our comparison guide dives into the details. We’ll help you make the right choice.
Interior Comfort and Style: 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Fusion will have you rolling in total style, thanks to its upscale cabin materials and smooth, quiet ride. Indeed, its comfort features make it one of the best picks in the segment. This Ford hybrid treats you to true luxury. Climb the trim levels for more to love, including front sport seats and leather upholstery.
Inside the Accord Hybrid, you’ll also find plenty of adult-friendly head- and legroom, perfect for road trips. If there are any comfort drawbacks, it’s the low seating position. Some drivers may find it difficult to get in and out of the Accord Hybrid cabin.
Best Infotainment Setup: 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid
To stay connected, choose the Fusion Hybrid. Every trim model comes standard with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. It includes an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. And every Fusion Hybrid also includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can always supplement your smartphone connectivity.
The Accord Hybrid doesn’t come standard with quite as many tech gadgets, though the base lineup does include a USB port and a 7-inch infotainment screen display. The EX, one trim level above the base model, offers increasingly modern features. Its HondaLink infotainment system supplies an 8-inch touchscreen interface and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. However, HondaLink isn’t as user-friendly as the Ford Sync 3 system. Menus aren’t as intuitive and the touchscreen can be slow on the uptake.
Refined Performance: 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Once more, the Fusion Hybrid pulls out in front. We’re big fans of its smooth, quiet performance. The suspension does an excellent job of soaking up bumps in the road. And the hybrid powertrain is quick to get you up to speed.
When you’re cruising in the Accord Hybrid, you’ll enjoy impressive bursts of speed for highway merging and sturdy, confidence-inspiring brakes. However, this hybrid isn’t as refined. Whether at high or low speeds, engine noise has a tendency to seep into the cabin. At high speeds, the throttle can be a bit jumpy, cutting back on ride comfort.
Highest EPA Ratings: 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
If efficiency is your primary concern, consider the Honda Accord Hybrid. But, if you prefer to combine excellent fuel economy with interior luxury and ride refinement, choose the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid.