2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

The next wave of new midsize sedans is hitting the roads. Looking at the 2017 Ford Fusion vs the 2017 Subaru Legacy is a great way to determine which one of these sedans best suits your needs as an owner and a driver. The two sedans have some similarities, but there are several key differences car shoppers should be aware of.

Under the hood, the two cars start out on similar footing. Both Ford and Subaru decide to equip their sedans with standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines. These two engines deliver similar power and efficiency numbers.

If engine variety is a major selling point, the 2017 Ford Fusion is clearly the best choice. The Fusion offers four different engine options, while the Legacy only offers two. This engine variety allows the Fusion to offer better fuel economy and performance ratings than the Subaru. The best fuel economy numbers on the 2017 Legacy come with the base engine, which earns an estimated 25 city/34 highway miles per gallon. The Fusion can be equipped with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that also earns 25 city/37 highway miles per gallon. The best performance numbers offered by the Legacy come with the car’s available 256-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Fusion’s top engine, a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 is easily able to best the Legacy.

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2017 Ford Fusion VS 2017 Subaru Legacy
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
25 city/37 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 25 city/34 hwy mpg
325 Max Horsepower 256
4 Engine Options 2

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Options

In addition to the four gasoline engine options, Ford offers the 2017 Fusion in two hybrid models. The first is the conventional Fusion Hybrid and second is the plug-in Fusion Energi. A hybrid option is not offered on the Subaru Legacy. These two great hybrid options are able to maximize fuel economy in a way a traditional gasoline engine cannot.

The 2017 Ford Fusion is offered in five total trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport. Each trim level offers a great collection of safety, comfort and technology features. Every 2017 Fusion comes equipped with a rearview camera along with emergency crash notifications and the Ford MyKey parental control system. Additional available safety features offered include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warning and intervention system and forward collision alerts with brake priming.

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