2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The hybrid segment is becoming ever more competitive, with advanced entries like the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid making it increasingly difficult for Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers to identify the right model to meet their needs. Luckily, we’re here to help. If you’re not sure which one of these ultra-efficient models is the one for you, just read through our quick and easy comparison.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid advances its class without making any sacrifices when it comes to performance. With the Synergy Drive system combining a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a battery pack, you’ll find yourself with up to 200 hp at your disposal. That’s plenty to play with, and, according to Edmunds, you can expect to go from 0 to 60 mph in a stunning 7.7 seconds.

Of course, the Camry Hybrid is still defined by its outstanding efficiency scores. Despite boasting an aggressive output, you’ll still make up to 42 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway* across the roads of Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, or 40 mpg city and 37 mpg highway* if you opt for the SE or XLE models.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid provides similar mileage ratings, but otherwise falls short of the standard set by the Camry. Its own 2.5L four-cylinder gas engine works in concert with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to create up to 188 hp. Your ride is likely to feel sluggish and uninspiring after taking the Camry Hybrid out for a spin, and, according to Edmunds, your 0-to-60 time will increase to 8.5 seconds.

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid on the seaway

Interior

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid provides one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins in its class, with plenty of room in both the front, rear, and trunk. In contrast, rivals like the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid feel cramped and confining, particularly for those in the back:

  • Rear Head Room: Up to 38.1 inches in the Camry Hybrid vs. 37.8 in the Fusion Hybrid.

  • Rear Leg Room: Up to 38.9 inches in the Camry Hybrid vs. 38.3 in the Fusion Hybrid.

Cargo space is similarly unimpressive in the Fusion, with just 12 cubic feet in its trunk vs. 13.1 in that of the Camry Hybrid. You’ll also find it easier to control the interior atmosphere of the Camry thanks to the addition of a 6.1-inch version of Toyota’s Entune touchscreen infotainment system as standard with even entry-level models. The Fusion’s basic 4.2-inch central display screen simply can’t compete.

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid rear view

Features

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s interior isn’t just more spacious than the Fusion Hybrid’s — it also provides you with a diverse selection of comfort, convenience, and connectivity features that just aren’t available with the Ford.

Such features include:

  • Qi Wireless Smartphone Charging: Whether you’re heading into work, picking up the kids, or simply hanging out with some friends, you need to make sure your smartphone’s battery is full before you leave the house. At least, you did before the Camry Hybrid — it offers a wireless charging platform to let you refuel your phone as you drive.

  • JBL GreenEdge Sound System: Dedicated audiophiles will find themselves right at home within the Camry Hybrid. Its available premium audio system places ten speakers — plus a subwoofer and amplifier — in eight locations across the cabin to deliver flawless surround sound.

  • Entune App Suite: With the Camry Hybrid, you can access a wide variety of apps without even pulling out your smartphone. Just use the Entune touchscreen to access internet radio through Pandora, find, book a table through OpenTable, and much more.

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid features

Safety

Both the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid are well-equipped to protect you and your family in the event of a collision. However, the Camry Hybrid continues to outpace the Fusion with several exclusive safety features of its own, including:

  • Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) Seats: Your front seats will yield in a controlled fashion in order to reduce the likelihood of neck injuries.

  • Safety Connect: Provides emergency assistance via Toyota’s 24/7 call center, emergency assistance, stolen vehicle locator, roadside assistance, and automatic collision notification.

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Continues to Outclass the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Closer inspection shows the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid falling behind the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid across the board. It’s not that the Fusion Hybrid is bad — it’s just that the Camry Hybrid is better. If you’d like to experience it for yourself near Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, just visit Beaver Toyota today.

* 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.