Midsize sedans are great because they give you more space for just a slightly higher price than a compact car. You might be stuck between choosing the newly redesigned Ford Fusion and the trusty dependability of the Toyota Camry. Worry no more! This comparison can help you figure out which sedan you should purchase.
How much are you willing to pay for your next vehicle? No one wants to pay too much for their car each month, which makes these two choices ideal. Both have a reasonably low MSRP, especially when compared to some of the other cars on the market.
According to Ford, the 2017 Fusion S has a starting MSRP of $22,120, which is the cheapest of the two. The Camry SE isn’t much more expensive with a starting MSRP of $23,840. At first, that price may seem far more costly, but if you spread out the amount over a 60-month car loan, you only pay an extra $28.67 per month before interest and taxes.
Many people choose to upgrade from a compact car to get a little more power, as mid-size cars usually have a comparatively stronger engine. Another plus for mid-size cars is that while they usually sport a four-cylinder, you can upgrade to a V6 if you’re looking for a little more oomph. In this case, both the Camry LE and Fusion S come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
The previous model of the Toyota Camry had a V6 to increase the amount of power and control you feel behind the wheel, but the 2017 models opted for a four-cylinder to provide better gas mileage. Despite this fact, both cars should be relatively similar in terms of power and the ability to go from zero to 60 in 8.3 seconds.
Similar four-cylinder engines mean that you’ll get great gas mileage in both of these vehicles. However, the Toyota Camry has managed to get slightly better mileage this year with 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Alternatively, the Ford Fusion achieves 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. It’s a small difference, but three extra miles per gallon could mean a lot for a town driver.
No one wants to purchase a car that has a history of breaking down, which is why you need to know the reliability of every auto you buy. It’s no secret that Toyota has some of the top reliability scores of any car manufacturer on the market, and it shows with the Camry. While we don't yet have reliability ratings for the 2017 model, J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2016 Toyota Camry a 4.5 out of 5 reliability rating, which is a pretty high score.
The Ford Fusion didn’t perform as well. Again, we can’t look at 2017, but the 2016 model only received a 3 out of 5 reliability rating from J.D. Power, which is about average for most cars. This means that of the two vehicles, the Toyota Camry is less likely to break down and require extensive repairs.