In order to do a comparison with the Hyundai Sonata and the Ford Fusion, we must first look at what both of these cars have to offer. The 2010 models of these cars have various differences, working out the good from the bad aspects of these cars will ultimately determine which one is the better buy. To do this, we have to look at performance, reliability, safety, resale value, and what features these two cars have to offer the consumer.
* 2010 Hyundai Sonata *
The tweaked suspension proves a winner for the Sonata, giving it a very smooth ride. It is powerful to a certain extent, but not sporty in looks or performance. The five speed automatic transmission could do with some fine tuning, although Hyundai has increased the horsepower on the 4 cylinder model. This mid-sized class is acceptable in fuel economy when compared to other vehicles of this type.
Buyers will be pleasantly surprised by the quality anti-lock braking system. Taking a look at the interior, it is very spacious inside, and could almost be classed as a large car. The blue back lighting for the gauges is a definite hit amongst test drivers of the Sonata. The 4 cylinder model also has the option of a navigation system. One of the unique features of the Hyandai Sedan for 2010 is that it comes equipped with an ionizing system to prevent mold growth. The controls and features are abundant, and very user friendly.
During controlled crash tests the Sonata gets a 5 out of 5 for safety to passengers and driver. It has not yet been tested for front crash rating as yet. Safety features include, six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control.
* 2010 Ford Fusion *
This car looks good, and reviewers are saying that it is one of the best 4 cylinder vehicles on the market today. It is available with a six speed transmission, which also has a manual gear mode. Ford are expecting the car to have a 23/34 mpg rating. It gives the effect of a sporty ride, which is surprising from a 4 cylinder engine. The 2010 Ford Fusion has terrific handling capabilities, as with most of Fords cars of this type. Some test driver’s have said that the brakes feel soft, although they do work perfectly, stopping the car promptly when necessary.
As far as the exterior goes, Ford has made the car more modern by adding the three bar chrome grille to the front of the car. It still has the same angular design as previous Fusions, but the new grille makes the car look more prominent. On the inside, the seats are comfortable, and the cloth looks as if it will be durable and last for a long time. The SYNC system gives the latest Fusion an advantaging, it can be used to control the various functions and features the car has to offer.
Stability control comes as standard with the 2010 Ford Fusion, when it was once costing consumers extra for this feature. A blind spot indicator is also optional, which can help with parking and backing out of parking spaces. There is also the anti-lock braking system and all the airbags required for safety.
Now we know all about these two cars it is a tough decision when thinking which one to buy. Both of these 4 cylinder cars look great, they have a sporty look, and yet they are not in the sporting category. The two cars have a lot to offer as far as safety features, with both of them meeting the safety standard expected for todays cars. When looking at power, there is not much of a difference between the two of them. The 2010 Ford Fusion may take a slight advantage with the blind spot indicator and for economy values it may also have the edge.
The conclusion of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata versus the 2010 Ford Fusion is, that it all depends on personal preference. They both have their pros and cons, but the two cars have more positive aspects than negative features. There are a few quirks with both of these vehicles, but nothing major that won’t be solved after getting used to the cars.