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2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Alexandria, VA

And the Winner is... the 2016 Sonata!

Those interested in making a new midsize sedan purchase have a lot to consider. If you know you want a thrilling performance and state-of-the-art features, but aren’t sure which option is going to give you what you need, let us help! Here at Pohanka Hyundai, we have done the research for you with our 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Alexandria, VA, comparison, so you can spend more time enjoying your purchase and less time researching.

For a dynamic driving experience, both the 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Ford Fusion give you a choice of engines. Both are standard with a 4-cylinder powertrain, but the Sonata edges out the Fusion with 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Fusion lags with 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. To kick performance up a notch, both midsize sedans have an upgraded 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and the Sonata wins here too with 245 horsepower. The Fusion falls short with only 240 horsepower.

This comparison of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs the 2016 Ford Fusion near Alexandria, VA, also breaks down the features the Sonata offers but that you won’t find in the Fusion at all. For instance, the Sonata is the first in its class1 to offer convenience in the form of a hands-free smart trunk. Just stand behind the Sonata with the Proximity Key for three seconds, and it’ll open automatically. Inside, the Sonata ensures everyone is comfortable with available heated front and rear seats, and the class-exclusive2 rear side sunshades to keep the glare out. Better yet, the Sonata gives you the latest in smartphone integration – standard Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™4. Just pair your compatible smartphone and your favorite apps are brought to life on your touchscreen.

Now that you are aware of what features you won’t find at all in the 2016 Fusion, but which are present in the 2016 Sonata, let’s break down the differences between the features that they do have in common. For starters, the Sonata ensures you are always able to see vehicles at your side with standard heated side mirrors. The Fusion only has this available in higher trim levels. A vibrant touchscreen is standard across all trim levels of the Sonata, but you’ll only obtain one in the Fusion in higher trims after you add on a package. Your tunes sound better in the Sonata thanks to the standard 6-speaker sound system, while the Fusion only boasts a 4-speaker sound system as standard. And while both midsize sedans come with an available sunroof for a cool breeze through your cabin, only the Sonata comes with a tilt/slide option and a larger panoramic option, which you won’t have in the Fusion.

Don’t settle when it comes to your new midsize sedan, go with one that truly thrills. Here at Pohanka Hyundai, we hope that our 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Alexandria, VA, comparison has helped you make a decision. To see all of this excitement in the Sonata, visit our new-vehicle showroom seven days a week to take one for a test drive. 


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1 Class comparison based on primary midsize sedan competitors as defined by Hyundai Motor America. Competitors within this class are Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord. Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites.

2 Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites.

3 Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

4 Android Auto™ is compatible with Android phones running Android Lollipop or newer. Android Auto may not be available on all devices and is not available in all countries or regions. Additional apps may be required. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Maps and Google Play Music are trademarks of Google Inc.

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Alexandria, VA

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