Toyota vs Ford

Comparing the 2016 Camry SE and the 2016 Fusion SE FWD

The Ford Fusion has long been in a class of its own thanks to Ford’s dedication to innovation, but the same is true of the Toyota Camry series which, in addition to its long history of forward-thinking design changes also boasts an impressive safety and reliability record that has contributed to it being among the most popular cars ever to hit the American road. To understand just how these two models have been leading the pack, you need to put them head to head. Only then is it easy to understand which one has a bit of an edge.

Technology and Options

Both vehicles feature some of the best out-of-the-box technology synchronization systems, including Bluetooth capabilities and the computerized infotainment system. They also both offer long-popular creature comforts like heated and cooled seats, with the extra efficiencies that continued revision of the concepts can bring.

Safety Features

This is another area where both models are close. After all, both offer features like driver and front passenger airbags. The Camry vs. Fusion question doesn’t settle around electronic stability or traction controls either, or even new technologies like rear view cameras and collision warning systems. Both of them lead the class with their ability to bring these kinds of innovations to the market.

Price and Cost of Ownership

This is the area where the Camry clearly pulls ahead. Not only is the Fusion around a thousand dollars more expensive on its initial sticker price, it doesn’t quite hold its value like a Toyota does, and it does have slightly higher repair estimates in many of its 5 year cost of ownership projections. This makes the Toyota a clear winner for initial price, overall cost of ownership, and comparative depreciation.

Which to Choose

Both vehicles provide some pretty stellar options and upgrades, but if you are looking at your overall value, the Camry comes in as a more affordable car with a better resale value. It also has better fuel efficiency, getting 25 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway to Ford’s 22 and 33. For cost conscious customers and those looking at vehicles as a long term investment, the determination is clear. When it comes to the Camry vs. Fusion question, the Camry has it.