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2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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2020 Ford
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MSRP*
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$23,600
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$23,170 to $36,450
Invoice* $21,851 $22,243 to $34,628
MPG - City 53 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 52 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid as you will with the Ford Fusion, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Fusion.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fusion.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Ford Fusion. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Fusion, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Fusion.