2012 Ford Fusion vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which Should I Buy?

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While most people believe that domestic sedans just cannot compete with the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, the industry leaders, that is not necessarily true. Yes, there are some metrics where the Camry just excels, however the Ford Fusion with its basic styling and modest sales is the third most popular vehicle in the coveted mid-size family sedan market.

No matter that Toyota has dominated the market for years and has an established record, the Ford is a scrappy newcomer that is determined to make others stand up and take notice.

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2012 Toyota Camry

Performance

Midsize family sedans are not known for their excellent performance as the vehicles are actually engineered to move people around, not for the fun and excitement of driving. The Ford Fusion, however, is actually fun to drive and keeps you from drowning in boredom. Camry’s ride is refined and comfortable, but definitely can’t be described as “fun”.

Exterior Style

Where the Camry is conventional with rounded and flowing lines that are hallmark of American-made sedans that are similar. However, the design cool factor isn’t because of a purposeful plan to make it look amazing—instead it’s just a more aerodynamic look for the sedan. The Fusion is more aggressive as far as styling with a prominent Ford three-bar grille.

Safety Features

Mid-size sedans are built for family safety, and both the Fusion and the Camry are the epitome of family comfort, stability and traction control – earning 5-star ratings regularly. The Camry does have a slight edge when it comes to crash tests, and a slight edge can be incredibly important when it’s your child or children that are part of the statistics.

Reliability

Camry’s stellar reputation for reliability has been slightly tarnished in the past few years with the advent of the U.S. News reliability rating, where it received a “Below Average” rating recently.

What it all comes down to between these two vehicles is what you’re looking for. If you want to get a proven vehicle with a record that you can know and trust, than the Camry becomes the option for you; however, if you’re looking for slightly new and more innovative options the Ford Focus may be the option for you. Either way, these vehicles will safely and easily make it onto your Christmas list for the coming season.


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