2019 Toyota Camry | Harlingen, TX

2019 Toyota Camry vs. 2019 Ford Fusion | Harlingen, TX

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Looking for a sporty, new mid-size sedan that delivers incredible fuel efficiency, safety technologies, and first-class comfort?Then it is likely that the 2019 Toyota Camry and the 2019 Ford Fusion are on your list, probably at the top. In viritually every way, the 2019 Toyota Camry stands out above the Fusion and other competition as the true king of sedans. Here's why:

 

Performance

The base model of the 2019 Toyota Camry is the Camry L, which is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine generates 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This is significantly more potent than the engine in the base model of the 2019 Ford Fusion (the Fusion S): The engine is a 2.5-liter Duratec® 16-valve I4, partnered with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, that produces just 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Both the 2019 Camry and the 2019 Fusion offer hybrid variants. The hybrid engine powering the Toyota Camry is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an electric drive unit and sealed nickel-metal hydride battery that cranks out 208 net horsepower. The Ford Fusion’s hybrid engine is a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 and electric motor that produces 141 horsepower.

 

Fuel Economy

Despite being significantly more powerful, the 2019 Camry’s base engine is also significantly more efficient. Really, there is no contest. The Camry’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder yields up to 29 miles per gallon in the city and 41 on the highway.* The Fusion’s base engine? It achieves a paltry 21 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway.

The Camry’s hybrid engine is also more efficient, achieving up to 44 miles per gallon in the city and 47 on the highway.* The Fusion’s hybrid earns just 43 miles per gallon in the city and 41 on the highway.

 

Maintenance

When you buy a new Toyota Camry, Toyota pays for the scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. This includes maintenance like oil changes and lubrication. Ford does not pay for this maintenance for new Ford Fusions.

 

Safety

While both the 2019 Toyota Camry and the 2019 Ford Fusion earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Camry performed better in specific testing, earing five stars in front crash, side crash, and rollover test. The Fusion earned just four stars in frontal crash and rollover testing.

Stop by Bert Ogden Toyota to test-drive the 2019 Camry for yourself.

*2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.