Even in this competitive segment, the 2019 Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata stand out with their smooth-riding comfort and upscale style. Which is the best mid-size sedan for your daily drive? Dive into the details with our comparison guide.
More for Your Money: 2019 Ford Fusion
Both of these mid-size sedans have similar starting price tags, but we think that the Fusion's lineup is the bigger draw. Its long list of standard features includes some you won't see on the Sonata, like a height-adjustable driver's seat. Sync voice controls give you easy access to infotainment options, which comes in handy when you're navigating heavy traffic but just really want to listen to a different playlist.
The Sonata's standard lineup also includes some cool features. For instance, Hyundai's mid-size sedan provides Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB ports to keep devices charged. You'll also find a rearview camera for an expanded look at what's behind you. But you can find all of this on the Fusion as well.
Best Safety Lineup: 2019 Ford Fusion
The 2019 Ford Fusion comes standard with Ford's new Co-Pilot360 safety package. That means every single trim level features high-tech safety aids-think forward collision mitigation and lane-keeping assist-to actively help you steer clear of danger. If this technology saves you just once, it'd be worth any price. And you get it at no extra cost!
Like any good sedan, the Hyundai Sonata also offers these savvy driver aids. But, if you want a Sonata with features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, you're going to have to pay extra. This tech comes standard only on the top-of-the-line Sonata Limited, or comes optional for the mid-grade SEL and Sport trims.
Comfiest Car Pooler: 2019 Ford Fusion
If you do a lot of highway cruising, do it in the Fusion. This sedan supplies the kind of seating that you can sink into but that also bolsters you for long-term support. And it's got head- and legroom to go around, so you can take a cabin full of coworkers along for the ride. The cabin's quiet interior and elegant design are two more big bonuses for your daily commute.
Spaciousness is the Hyundai Sonata's forte. And the suspension is even tuned to soak up the imperfections in the road, adding to this sedan's overall ride comfort. But, while the Sonata does all the basics well, this Hyundai sedan lacks the kind of style that's abundant in the Fusion cabin.
Thriftiest Commuter: 2019 Hyundai Sonata
Get a little extra fuel mileage in the Sonata. When you choose the Sonata Eco trim, its exclusive powertrain helps you earn 28 city/37 highway mpg. The Fusion puts more focus on power, so this Ford earns a bit less mileage, with EPA ratings of up to 23/34 mpg. But these are pretty good figures for a sedan that's so quick on its feet.
Once you get past what these mid-size sedans have in common, the 2019 Ford Fusion pulls way ahead of the competition. We think you'll agree that its spacious cabin, standard safety gear, and smartphone integration features are exactly what your daily drive needs.