2018 Toyota Camry vs Ford Fusion

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If you’re looking for a reliable midsize sedan for your commutes around Plainfield and Bloomington, both the 2018 Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion make for great picks. The question is, which is the right choice for your specific needs?

To help our Indianapolis area customers with this decision, the team at Andy Mohr Automotive considered the strengths of each sedan in our 2018 Toyota Camry vs. Ford Fusion comparison.

Toyota Camry vs Ford Fusion: Mechanical Specs

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2018 Toyota Camry

While both the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion offer impressive mechanics, they both have something slightly different to offer here.

If you prefer a highly efficient ride, the Camry is a good way to go. This sedan maxes out its fuel economy at an EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 41 MPG highway.1 Compare this to the maximum EPA-estimated fuel economy of the Fusion, which only reaches as far as 23 MPG city and 34 MPG highway.

However, if you’re looking for a thrilling ride, the V6 engine in the Fusion is sure to get your blood pumping. This 2.7L EcoBoost® engine produces 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The Camry also offers a V6 engine, but it only produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

It’s completely up to driver preference whether a more efficient ride or a more powerful one is a bigger draw.

Handling Capabilities

As you make your way around town in either the Toyota Camry or Ford Fusion, you’ll have the smooth shifting of an automatic transmission at work to keep you operating in an optimal gear.

You may find this gear a bit more optimized on the Camry, however, which offers an 8-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to the 6-speed in the Fusion. This may be one of the reasons why the Camry manages to remain so efficient.

The Camry also allows drivers to further customize their ride with selectable drive modes. Choose between ECO, Normal, and Sport mode to match your needs and preferences.

While the Camry provides a more customizable driving experience, the Fusion may offer a smoother ride. Both the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion come with front-wheel drive (FWD) as a standard, but only the Fusion makes intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) available for taking on tough bouts of winter weather.

The Fusion also includes available real-time suspension tuning through a continuously controlled damping system that adjusts the suspension to create a smooth ride, even over post-winter pot holes.

If you prefer a more optimized and customized driving experience, you’ll likely prefer the Camry, while drivers who want better traction and less bumps in the road will probably like the Fusion.

Camry vs Fusion Safety Technology

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2018 Ford Fusion

Many drivers make safety a priority when choosing their next car, as do both the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion; however, they take different approaches to what they offer as a standard feature.

The Camry makes Toyota Safety Sense™ P standard on all trims, including collision mitigation technologies, such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that scans for hazards up ahead and issues an alert or hits the brakes if necessary. The Fusion offers similar features, but with an upgrade to a package or higher trim level.

If a collision does occur, the Fusion comes standard with the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, which connects you to a trained professional who can walk you through what to do next. It also sends them your location via GPS, so they can deploy emergency personnel immediately. While the Camry makes a comparable system available, it doesn’t come standard.

Ultimately, drivers can decide if standard collision mitigation or personalized post-crash assistance is more important to them.

Will You Pick the Toyota Camry or Ford Fusion?

Both the 2018 Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion have their own unique benefits, but which is best for your drives around Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington is completely up to personal preference.

One of the best ways to know for sure is to take a test drive, so explore the Andy Mohr Automotive site to find your local Toyota or Ford dealership today!

 

 

1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.