Toyota Camry vs Ford Fusion

    By Autolist Staff | October 19, 2018

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Automotive Website Analyzed


    95%

    The Best

    You should buy it

    91%

    The Best

    You should buy it

    Our User's Take

    What owners think


    100%

    Would Buy Again

    2 Ratings

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    Would Buy Again

    - Ratings


    What’s better about the Camry?

    More standard power. The base Camry now comes with 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That’s better than the two base engines on the Fusion; they have 175 horsepower/175 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower/185 pound-feet of torque respectively.

    Better hybrid. Toyota is a pioneer in the hybrid world of autos so it’s no surprise that its Camry Hybrid is significantly more fuel efficient than the Fusion Hybrid. The 2018 Camry Hybrid is rated by the EPA at 51/53/52 MPG city/highway/combined. Meanwhile, the Ford is rated at 43/41/42 MPG city/highway/combined.

    Better standard safety features. All trim levels of this 2018 Camry come standard with an impressive grab-bag of active safety features. These include pre-collision warning and braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert with steering assist and adaptive cruise control. On the Ford, these features are optional.


    What’s better about the Ford?

    More space. The Fusion has a bit more passenger space and cargo space than the Camry. The numbers aren’t overwhelmingly in Ford’s favor but they’re enough to take note of if size is a crucial factor in choosing your midsize sedan.

    All-wheel-drive. For buyers who want the peace of mind that all-wheel-drive can bring, Ford’s Fusion has it as an option while Toyota’s Camry doesn’t.

    More performance options. Buyers looking to mix a little fun into their family sedans have better ways to do it with the Fusion since it offers a more robust performance-oriented engine option with its 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine. It makes 325 horsepower compared to the Camry’s optional (non-turbo) V6 that makes 301 horsepower.

    Plug-in hybrid availability. For all Toyota’s expertise in hybrids, they lack one thing the Ford Fusion offers: a plug-in hybrid model. It is rated at 97 MPGe by the EPA and comes with 21 miles of electric-only range before switching to gas.


    Autolist’s take:

    This generation of Ford’s Fusion has been one of the better-looking models in the family sedan segment since it first came out as a 2013 model. It also packs a nice variety of engine choices, great interior and trunk space and the option for all-wheel-drive. But the 2018 Camry counters all that will impeccable reliability, more standard power (matched with handling that got much better for 2018) and important safety features standard. These benefits are too good to ignore, so we say Buy the Camry.


    Cost of Ownership

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Annual Fuel Costs

    $650
    15k miles at $2.254/gal
    $805
    15k miles at $2.254/gal
    Fuel Economy

    51 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    43 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    53 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway
    41 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway

    Safety

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    NHTSA Crash Test Results

    5 stars
    Overall
    5 stars
    Overall
    Safety Features

    Standard
    Autonomous Braking
    Available
    Autonomous Braking
    Available
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    Available
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Standard
    Lane-Keep Assist
    Available
    Lane-Keep Assist
    Available
    Cross-Traffic Alert
    Available
    Cross-Traffic Alert

    Interior

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Interior Features

    -
    Leather
    -
    Leather
    Available
    Moonroof
    Available
    Moonroof
    Standard
    Heated Seats
    Available
    Heated Seats
    -
    Keyless Entry
    Standard
    Keyless Entry
    Standard
    Climate Control
    Standard
    Climate Control
    Technology

    -
    Apple Carplay
    Available
    Apple Carplay
    -
    Android Auto
    Available
    Android Auto
    Available
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    -
    Navigation System
    Available
    Navigation System

    Under the Hood

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Powertrain

    CVT w/Sequential Shift Mode
    Transmission
    CVT
    Transmission
    FWD
    Drivetrain
    FWD
    Drivetrain
    Drivetrain

    N/A
    Horsepower
    N/A
    Horsepower
    N/A
    Torque
    N/A
    Torque
    I4
    Cylinders
    I4
    Cylinders