Stylish sedans like the Hyundai Elantra and Ford Fusion should give you a confident drive, plenty of features to make everything more convenient, and the kind of fuel economy that comes in handy.

Which one offers the kind of performance and features that you're looking for? Maguire Hyundai wants to help drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre decide with this Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Fusion comparison.

Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

The Hyundai Elantra was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It features a structurally sound design with front and rear crumple zones and an energy-absorbing steering column than can reduce and redirect energy during a collision.

Inside, it has six airbags, including side curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats. There are also lots of available driver-assistance features that can help prevent accidents. You'll have more awareness during your drive with technology like:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning

The Blind-Spot Collision Warning system can even look out for you after you park. The available Safe Exit Assist will keep the back doors locked if it senses another car is passing you.

Unfortunately, the Ford Fusion wasn't able to earn the same safety rating from the IIHS. Plus, while it also has an advanced airbag system and offers lots of features, it doesn't offer as many. For example, there's nothing like Safe Exit Assist and it can't monitor how you're driving like the Driver Attention Warning.

Infotainment System

To give you a more relaxing and informed driving experience, the Hyundai Elantra comes standard with a 5-inch display in the center of your dashboard. Both a 7- and 8-inch touchscreen are also available.


All three options are Bluetooth® compatible. You can also connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. For some variety in your driving playlist, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is also available, plus HD Radio™ can provide you with great sound quality.

The Ford Fusion also has a Bluetooth®-compatible infotainment system. While SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ are all available as well, the standard system only gives you a small 4.2-inch LCD screen.

Fuel Economy

The Hyundai Elantra was built to deliver excellent fuel economy. There are lots of options under the hood, but the most efficient one is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain can work with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC®. While it provides you with a sporty performance, it can also get up to an EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 38 MPG highway.*

The Ford Fusion also features a lineup of engines to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them can give you the same level of fuel economy. Its most efficient engine is a 1.5L EcoBoost® that can only get an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city and 34 MPG highway.

Test Drive Your Next Sedan

Visit Maguire Hyundai to learn more about the Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Fusion and test drive the Hyundai Elantra. It offers a safe and efficient drive, plus lots of features to drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

*EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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