In comparing the Ford Fusion's and the Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fusion's and the Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Ford Fusion.
Ford Fusion vs. Honda Civic Pricing
A used 2020 Ford Fusion ranges from $16,997 to $25,151 while a used 2020 Honda Civic is priced between $19,391 to $26,991.
Ford Fusion vs. Honda Civic Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic retains 19.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Fusion.
Ford Fusion vs. Honda Civic Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
Ford Fusion vs. Honda Civic Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Fusion.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Honda Civic base engine makes 158 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles.This gives the Honda Civic the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Ford Fusion the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Fusion, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Ford Fusion and the Honda Civic have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.