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Hyundai Elantra vs. Ford Fusion

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Hyundai Elantra

$442
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Fusion

$575
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Hyundai Elantra Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Elantra is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Ford Fusion Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 14th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $575 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Fusion.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$442
inexpensive
expensive
$575
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.22
not often
very often
0.28
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(11)
4
(36)
3
(21)
2
(5)
1
(2)
The Hyundai Elantra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.
“While I have only 30,000 miles on it in 6 years, (purchased in October 2012), it has the original tires. Just replaced the battery last month, and have had no unusual repairs on this great little r...”
“While I have only 30,000 miles on it in 6 years, (purchased in October 2012), it has the original...”
5
(9)
4
(18)
3
(12)
2
(4)
1
(1)
The Ford Fusion ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in drive train.
“Owning this car has been a pleasure. Only wish the ride was smoother and more like my old caddy, LOL”
“Owning this car has been a pleasure. Only wish the ride was smoother and more like my old caddy, LOL”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Fusion are two different-size four-door sedans. The Elantra is a compact car with front-wheel drive, while the Fusion is a midsize with either standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The Fusion also is available in either a conventional hybrid or a plug-in hybrid version. 

The standard engines in the Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Fusion differ a bit in terms of power output, as you might expect. The Elantra is rated at 147 horsepower, while the Fusion has more, with 175. For more power, you can escalate to 201 horsepower in the Elantra Sport, while the high-performance Fusion Sport offers an impressive 325 horsepower. 

When it comes to interior and trunk space, the bigger car wins again. The Elantra gives you 95.8 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Fusion has 102.8 cubic feet. The Elantra’s trunk holds 14.4 cubic feet of cargo, while the Fusion offers 16 cubic feet. 

The choice between the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Elantra all comes down to how much car you need, and what you can afford. The Fusion has more power and room, but also a bigger price tag. Evaluate your requirements and decide.

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