2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

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The midsize sedan segment is one of the most competitive around, so drivers from Glenview, Northbrook, and Highland Park often find themselves comparing models like the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2017 Ford Fusion. Everything from fuel efficiency scores to front legroom needs to be taken into account, so it can be tough to come to a verdict. That's why we've done the hard work for you. Keep reading to see how the 2017 Sonata compares to the 2017 Fusion.

Power and Efficiency

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata combines the agility you need for city driving with the raw power you need for controlled highway cruising. Even entry-level models are fitted with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine capable of up to 185 horsepower, so the Fusion's standard 175 horsepower engine is going to feel dull in contrast. You do have the option to upgrade to a 245-horsepower turbo engine for true front-line performance with the Sonata and a 2.0L Ecoboost engine that delivers the same power with the Fusion.

You might expect the 2017 Fusion to make amends when it comes to efficiency, but this isn't the case. Opt for the Sonata's 1.6L turbo engine on the Eco trim to enjoy up to 28 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. Fusion powertrains will only ever reach 23 in the city and 34 on the highway.


The 2017 Hyundai Sonata boasts a smart selection of family-friendly features to keep Glenview, Northbrook, and Highland Park drivers connected, comfortable, and entertained. Unfortunately, most of those features won't be available at any price with the 2017 Ford Fusion, with examples including:

  • Class-Exclusive Rear Side Sunshades: Keep the kids protected from the sun's rays by pulling your innovative integrated sunshades.
  • Class-Exclusive Smart Trunk: Opens up automatically when the Proximity Key is sensed within three feet for more than three seconds.
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto: Sync your smartphone with your Sonata, then use numerous apps and features through your onboard systems.

Interior Space

The total interior volume of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata (122.4 cubic feet) beats out models like the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and the Honda Accord. It also edges out the Fusion when it comes to breathing room, especially for you and your front passenger.

Here's how the specs level up:

  • Front Head Room: There's up to 40.4 inches in the 2017 Sonata vs. just 39.2 in the 2017 Fusion.
  • Front Leg Room: There's up to 45.5 inches in the 2017 Sonata vs. just 44.3 in the 2017 Fusion.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Easily Draws Ahead of the 2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Ford Fusion earns a strong place within the segment, but Glenview, Northbrook, and Highland Park drivers will feel cheated driving anything but a 2017 Hyundai Sonata. To find out more, just contact Loren Hyundai today.


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