2019 Honda Clarity Electric vs. 2019 Ford Fusion Energi

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Clarity Electric and the Fusion Energi have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 12th in reliability, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 3 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Clarity Electric gets better fuel mileage than the Fusion Energi running on electricity (126 city/103 hwy vs. 104 city/91 hwy MPGe).

On the EPA test cycle the Clarity Electric gets better fuel mileage than the Fusion Energi running its gasoline engine (126 city/103 hwy MPGe vs. 43 city/41 hwy).

The Clarity Electric’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 89 miles on a full charge. The Fusion Energi can only travel about 20 miles before it has to start its internal combustion engine.

Passenger Space

The Clarity Electric has .8 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear hip room and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Fusion Energi.

Cargo Capacity

The Clarity Electric has a much larger trunk than the Fusion Energi (14.5 vs. 8.2 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

Both the Clarity Electric and the Fusion Energi have standard heated front seats. The Clarity Electric also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Fusion Energi.

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