2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ioniq Hybrid Limited offers optional Rear Parking Sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Fusion Hybrid doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Ioniq Hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Ioniq Hybrid the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 106 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Fusion Hybrid was last qualified as a “Top Pick” in 2017.

Warranty

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The Ioniq Hybrid comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Fusion Hybrid’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Ioniq Hybrid 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Fusion Hybrid. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Fusion Hybrid ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Ioniq Hybrid’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Fusion Hybrid’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked fourth.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 22 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 10 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is faster than the Ford Fusion Hybrid:

Ioniq Hybrid

Fusion Hybrid

Zero to 60 MPH

8.4 sec

8.5 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Ioniq Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Fusion Hybrid:

MPG

Ioniq Hybrid

Blue 1.6 4-cyl. Hybrid

57 city/59 hwy

1.6 4-cyl. Hybrid

55 city/54 hwy

Fusion Hybrid

2.0 4-cyl. Hybrid

43 city/41 hwy

Suspension and Handling

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The Ioniq Hybrid BLUE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Fusion Hybrid SE (27.5 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 28.7 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Ioniq Hybrid’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Fusion Hybrid’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.5 feet).

Chassis

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The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 650 pounds less than the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

The Ioniq Hybrid is 1 foot, 3.8 inches shorter than the Fusion Hybrid, making the Ioniq Hybrid easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Ioniq Hybrid uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Fusion Hybrid doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ioniq Hybrid a Large car, while the Fusion Hybrid is rated a Mid-size.

The front step up height for the Ioniq Hybrid is 1.3 inches lower than the Fusion Hybrid (14.5” vs. 15.8”). The Ioniq Hybrid’s rear step up height is .8 inches lower than the Fusion Hybrid’s (14.5” vs. 15.25”).

Cargo Capacity

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The Ioniq Hybrid has a much larger trunk than the Fusion Hybrid (26.5 vs. 12 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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Consumer Reports rated the Ioniq Hybrid’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Fusion Hybrid’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Ioniq Hybrid’s available headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the Fusion Hybrid’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Ioniq Hybrid Limited offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Fusion Hybrid doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Ioniq Hybrid owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Ioniq Hybrid will cost $550 less than the Fusion Hybrid over a five-year period.

The Ioniq Hybrid will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Ioniq Hybrid will retain 42.38% to 42.93% of its original price after five years, while the Fusion Hybrid only retains 40.01% to 40.9%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will be $6856 to $7677 less than for the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

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