2018 Toyota Prius vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

Looking to purchase a car in Milford Connecticut, and finding it difficult to choose between the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Toyota Prius?  Let us make your decision easier by comparing both these models, in terms of design, safety, technology and performance.

Design & Style

Both the models boast an attractive appearance from the outside, but the interiors tell a different story. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a comfortable 5-seater, with supportive front seats and welcoming rear seats as well. There is sufficient legroom and headroom, with easy accessibility on offer. One may find the rear seat a bit too reclined.

The 2018 Toyota Prius has a spacious cabin inside with an elegant interior that is worth all the praise. There is sufficient room for passengers with comfortable seating for everyone, including the driver. The high-end materials used for the interiors give it a more upscale look.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety are two important traits of any vehicle. Standard features in the 2018 Fusion include SYNC infotainment system and 4-speaker stereo with voice controls.  The SYNC 3 infotainment system is also available with an 8-inch touch-screen featuring clear and sharp graphics. The Ford Fusion comes standard with a rearview camera and MyKey Safety feature, which allows you to prevent audio from playing until passengers buckle up and set speed limit for other drivers. You need to get higher trim levels to get features like lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and automatic high beams.

The 2018 Toyota Prius, on the other hand, has a fully equipped Entune infotainment system, which includes Bluetooth for streaming audio, Siri Eyes Free and a USB port. The optional systems come with Entune App suite, HD Radio, satellite radio and navigation. Some standard safety features include emergency brakes, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. It is also available with a 10-speaker JBL audio system, a moonroof and wireless device charging.


Performance is an important parameter to judge, when looking to purchase a car. The base model of 2018 Ford Fusion comes with 4-cylinder 2.5 liter engine, producing an output of 2.5-liter. For the 2018 Toyota Prius, it generates an output of 121 Horsepower with a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engine. At lower speeds, the electric motor produces instant power off the line, with a standard continuous variable automatic transmission.

The Bottom Line

With a brief contrast of both the models, we come to a conclusion that even though the 2018 Ford Fusion is a good choice, the 2018 Toyota Prius is a complete package for the given price point.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Prius Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Prius, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Prius test drive appointment.

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