If you’re looking for fuel-efficient, eco-friendly hybrids, Ford’s 2020 Fusion and Toyota’s 2020 Camry are two top ranking hybrids. You can have the best of both worlds with the option to plug in as well as a gas back-up. By combining the increased power and reduced fuel consumption, they certainly are the cars of the future cleaning up our environment. Let’s compare the two hybrids.
The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s sportier look and upscale interior, along with one of the most intuitive infotainment systems on the market, help it remain one of hybrid’s best choices. It’s standard Ford Co-Pilot360 protection package, with blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, pre-collision assists with automatic emergency braking, rear view camera, and adaptive cruise control makes this model a step above most; all while retaining its affordable base price. Its deluxe cabin design that remains quiet at highway speeds, makes it a strong competitor in its class of hybrids. The Fusion’s well-weighted steering and agility lets it tackle twists and turns with composure and makes it a fun car to drive. You don't have to sacrifice comfort with Fusion’s smooth ride.
Toyota’s 2020 Camry Hybrid is definitely a contender in the hybrid market, but it trails in performance behind the sportier Fusion. This hybrid engineers a regenerative braking system, which takes a little getting used to if you haven’t driven hybrids before and a brake pedal that has a different feel to it. All Camry Hybrid models come standard with a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) group of safety and driver assistance features, but some of Fusion’s standard safety features are optional in the Camry.
The Fusion Hybrid pricing begins at $28,000 for the SE and ranges to $34,595 for the Titanium Hybrid, with 43/41 MPG in the city and highway. With a full charge, the Fusion plug-in hybrid has an estimated driving range of 26 miles. Put that full charge with a full tank of gas and that range jumps to 610 miles. Conserve your energy and drive efficiently with standard features like regenerative braking, EcoSelect and EcoCruise.
Starting price for the Camry is $28,430 and ranges to $36,783 for the XLE loaded hybrid. The base 2020 Camry Hybrid LE gets an estimated rating of 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. These figures are above average, but the LE uses a lithium-ion battery, while the SE and XLE trims use a nickel-metal-hydride battery; making these models return lower estimated ratings of 44/47 MPG city and highway
Similar in price, these two cars offer eco-friendly buyers an option in the hybrid market; but the Ford Fusion’s ride and complete package will not disappoint.