The 2018 Ford Fusion is a smooth, stylish, and efficient sedan that is often imitated, but very rarely equaled. Some drivers think that the 2018 Hyundai Sonata gives the Ford sedan a run for its money. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, our team is here to settle the score once and for all for our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas looking to know which sedan truly outshines the other.

Our Ford Fusion vs. Hyundai Sonata comparison will help you see how these two popular sedans differ. We'll be looking at the engine specs and options, the media and technology, and the safety features. Comparing the similarities and differences between both sedans can help you make up your mind about which sedan you'd prefer to take out on the road.

Ford Fusion vs Hyundai Sonata: Specs

Both the 2018 Fusion and the 2018 Sonata each come with a variety of engine options with their varying trims. The Ford Fusion starts out with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and the Hyundai Sonata features a 2.4L 4-cylinder. Both engines can hit the 175-horsepower mark; however, each engine option offers a different degree of power.

  • The highest output of the Ford Fusion comes from the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, which delivers 325 horsepower.
  • The 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo in the Hyundai Sonata delivers the highest output of the engines with 245 horsepower, which falls short compared to the Ford Fusion.
  • Each vehicle comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Media & Technology

The Fusion and Hyundai Sonata come with a variety of media features that can help the driver enjoy lengthy road trips or routine commutes. Each sedan provides some significant technology. Still, there's noteworthy differences in what these sedans offer.

  • Each vehicle features a dashboard-mounted screen, but the SYNC® system in the Ford Fusion features enhanced voice recognition, which lets you use your voice to select your media.
  • The Ford Fusion and the Hyundai Sonata both feature AM/FM radios, CD/MP3 players, USB/auxiliary connections, and Bluetooth®.
  • Both sedans offer trials of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with an upgrade; however, the Ford SiriusXM® trial is six months long, while the Hyundai SiriusXM® trial only lasts for three months.

Safety Features

When it comes to vehicle safety, each of these sedans deliver. Both vehicles are equipped with stability and traction control systems to provide better handling when traveling over slick terrain. When it comes to passenger protection, though, there are a few differences you should be aware of.

  • Both vehicles feature front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, and a driver's knee airbag.
  • The Ford Fusion also includes a knee airbag for the front passenger.
  • The SOS Post Crash Alert System™, featured with the Ford Fusion, activates after a collision by flashing the emergency lights and unlocking all of the doors, so passengers can exit the vehicle.

Getting to Know the 2018 Ford Fusion More

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we hope that this 2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Hyundai Sonata comparison helped you notice the glaring differences between these two popular sedans. While this comparison may have provided you with the information you were looking for, you can always learn more by stopping by our dealership for a closer look at the Ford Fusion. We encourage our friends that are interested in this sedan to get behind the wheel and see how it handles on the road.

Contact our team today for more information. We're always thrilled to provide our friends and neighbors in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas with informative guides and hands-on experience with the vehicles they're interested in.

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