2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Toyota Camry

The midsize sedan has long been the staple family car. This class is still going on strong, driven forward by several great new models currently hitting the market. The 2017 Ford Fusion vs the 2017 Toyota Camry look at two of the newest entries in this segment.

This comparison starts out on very equal footing. Both sedans offer 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines on their base trim levels. The two engines each deliver similar power and fuel economy ratings. After this first engine, the similarities between the power sources of the two cars end. Four total engine options are offered on the 2017 Focus, while the Camry only offers two.

To maximize fuel economy, the Fusion can be equipped with a turbocharged EcoBoost 1.5-liter four-cylinder that earns an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The best fuel economy ratings on the Camry come from the base four-cylinder engine. Both cars offer six-cylinder engines that maximize horsepower and performance. On the 2017 Camry, this is done via a 3.5-liter V6 that offers 268 horsepower. The Fusion is able to outperform this number with its available 2.7-liter V6. This engine is exclusive to the Fusion V6 Sport trim and produces 325 horsepower.

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2017 Ford Fusion VS 2017 Toyota Camry
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
25 city/37 hwy mpg Best Fuel Economy 25 city/35 hwy mpg
325 Max Horsepower 268
4 Engine Options 2

2017 Ford Fusion, 2017 Toyota Camry Features and Trim Levels

Both the 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Toyota Camry spread their standard and available features out over multiple trim levels. Toyota offers the Camry in only four models, while Ford provides five Fusion trims.

Fusion models begin with the base S trim before moving up to the SE, Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport models. Each trim offers an excellent collection of comfort and technology features. The Fusion can be equipped with automatic headlights, LED taillights, a rearview camera, smartphone app integration, USB, auxiliary and USB connectivity, rear heat ducts, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, heated mirrors, heated seats and the Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system.

In addition to the standard rearview camera, the Fusion offers blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, driver drowsiness detection, lane-departure warnings and forward collision alert systems as available safety features. After government safety testing, the 2017 Ford Fusion came away with the highest possible score of five stars.

2017 Ford Fusion interior
2017 Ford Fusion steering wheel
2017 Ford Fusion front
2017 Ford Fusion shifter