2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

For a long time, the Ford Fusion has been the darling sedan for many due to its durability, ease of use and longevity. The fact that the manufacturer has won many international rallies further proves this point. However, a close examination of the details between the Ford Fusion and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata shows that the Ford pales in comparison in many areas. If you are choosing between the two, the Hyundai would be a wise choice and the facts below explain why.

Design & Style

The 2017 Ford Fusion has an odd design principle. The front end resembles an Aston Martin, but that is where the similarity ends. While Aston Martins are usually very beautiful cars all around, the rest of the Ford Fusion simply looks dull. The same can be said of the interior, where the use of materials of the same color in nearly the entire car makes it feel dull and depressing.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a more refreshing look, with an aggressive front end and flowing body lines which create an overall pleasant balance to the car. Most people would not expect this, but the interior is also pleasing, as high quality material has been used on all surfaces giving it a luxurious and expensive feel.

Technology & Safety

As the car has been manufactured recently, you can expect the Ford Fusion to have amazing technology and safety features, and it really does. These include Apple CarPlay support, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and even a rearview parking camera with proximity sensors. Advanced safety features include lane departure detection, lane change assist and more.

However, it is the 2017 Hyundai Sonata that really pulls out all the stops when it comes to technology and safety. In addition to all that the Ford has to offer, the Hyundai also provides Android Auto, an electronic parking brake, HomeLink connectivity, smart cruise control with stop/start capability and more. For safety, you get blind spot detection, lane change assist, lane departure warning, a driver’s knee airbag and dynamic bending lights for clear visibility when driving at night.


At the heart of the 2017 Ford Fusion is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 325 horsepower for the platinum edition of the vehicle. This is connected to a six-speed transmission.

The base 2017 Hyundai Sonata ships with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 185 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This makes the Hyundai a lot more economical compared to the Ford Fusion Platinum edition. However, if you are interested in power that matches or even surpasses the Ford, you can easily buy one of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata with larger engine options. Either way, you will find the 2017 Hyundai Sonata to be more fun to drive compared to the Ford, as it is easy to control and provides a lot of feedback to the driver.

The Bottom Line

Truthfully, the Ford Fusion is an excellent car, and chances are that this status quo will remain as is for a long time to come. However, when put alongside the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, it’s very easy to see that the Hyundai is simply much better in so many aspects that choosing it would be a no-brainer.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.