9 Alternatives to the 2017 Ford Fusion

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We Look at Several Competitors in This Ford Fusion Comparison

Attention 2017 Ford Fusion owners: The midsize car market is competitive, and that’s good news for you. Like most cars, the Fusion has its high points, but in a crowded class, it lands somewhere in the middle of U.S. News’ midsize car rankings.

The Fusion is priced to start at $22,610, but the best value is in the next-level SE trim, which starts at $23,740 and adds more features and options. The Fusion has its strengths, including  innovative MyKey technology, designed to monitor teen or new driver habits by allowing you to set speed and audio limits in the car. The car is best enjoyed with one of the turbocharged engines. The Fusion’s Achilles heel is its low fuel efficiency, no matter which engine configuration you opt for.

The Fusion last went through a major redesign in 2013. If you want to consider another car, or possibly an SUV, that can deliver the best qualities of the Fusion, along with better fuel economy and more, see the models we’ve detailed below.

The top-ranked Toyota Camry brings valuable advanced safety technology to the table, while the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima have a more attractive warranty. The award-winning Honda CR-V makes the most of its cargo space, and the Mazda CX-5 capitalizes on a mix of cargo space and performance. If you just can’t part with the Fusion, consider upgrading to its hybrid sibling and cash in at the gas pump.

Click through the list to see if a new car or SUV may be in your future.

We list each car’s U.S. News score on the slides below. Keep in mind that our scores are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available.

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