Ford Fusion Hybrid  vs Honda Accord Plug-in 

Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE

  • $39k
  • 8 kWh Hybrid
  • 44 city 41 hwy
Front view of Ford Fusion Hybrid
Instead of running the 156-hp, 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four that the old Fusion paired with a 106-hp electric motor, the new Fusion gets a more efficient 2.0-liter, 141-hp Atkinson-cycle four and a 118-hp electric motor.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

Honda Accord Plug-in

  • $40k
  • 2.0L Hybrid
  • 47 city 46 hwy
Front view of Honda Accord Plug-in
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid uses a 2-motor hybrid system consisting of a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a 124-kilowatt electric motor.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Fusion Hybrid vs Accord Plug-in

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog-first view of Ford Fusion Hybrid

Reasons to consider the
Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE

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Better city driving range 616 miles vs 573 miles Around 10% further in the city
Front view of Honda Accord Plug-in

Reasons to consider the
Honda Accord Plug-in

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Much less energy used per car made 1,916 kWh/vehicle vs 2,449 kWh/vehicle 20% less per car made; less dirty energy used in the manufacturing process benefits everyone

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$38,700 8.7¢/mile Ford Fusion Hybrid
Honda Accord Plug-in $39,780 7.9¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is cheaper (per year) for infrequent and average drivers, but the Honda Accord Plug-in is cheaper for heavy drivers due to its cheaper fuel costs per mile.
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Ford Fusion Hybrid Honda Accord Plug-in
Price $7,740 ($38,700) $7,956 ($39,780)
Fuel $1,303 (1,761 gallons) $1,192 (1,611 gallons)
City 44 MPG 47 MPG
Highway 41 MPG 46 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Fusion Hybrid  vs Accord Plug-in 

All Plug-in models are front-wheel drive and use an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission.
Accord Plug-in

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Fusion Hybrid  vs
Accord Plug-in 
Brand Ford Honda
Body style
Model year 2013 2014
City range 616 miles 573 miles
Highway range 574 miles 561 miles
MSRP $39k $40k
Annual cost $9,018 $9,125

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders I4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc 11.5 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.89 in Disc 11.1 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 225
Front wheel diameter 17 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50 50

safety features

Active head restraints No No
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A Standard
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system MyFord None

physical dimensions

Width 72.9 in 67.7 in
Front track width 62.3 in 62.4 in
Height 58 in 57.7 in
Length 191.8 in 193.5 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 109.3 in
Curb weight 3,913 lb 3,799 lb
Has a rear spoiler No Yes
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 58 ft³ 56 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³ 47 ft³


Fusion Hybrid  vs
Accord Plug-in 
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

Manufacturing Emissions

Energy per car made 2,449 kWh/vehicle 1,916 kWh/vehicle

power & handling

Max torque 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 122 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max HP 141 HP @ 6,000 RPM 195 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 27.75 lb/hp 19.48 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 feet 38.1 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 6 6
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes Yes
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard N/A
Entertainment system N/A N/A


Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C Standard N/A
Front passenger A/C Standard N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $995 N/A
Navigation system Optional, $795 N/A
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi SE
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