2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2012 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

10.0

starting from

$29,395

Reasons to buy the Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Fantastic range in the city
697 miles
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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
41 mpg
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Has continuously-variable transmission
2011 Honda CR-V

8.5

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average number of gears
5
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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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Folding rear seats
Standard
Luxury Features 7.2 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Winner: Fusion Hybrid
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Fusion Hybrid's power seats; not available on the CR-V
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Fusion Hybrid
Crash Test Ratings 8.7 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Winner: Fusion Hybrid
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  • The Fusion Hybrid has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Fusion Hybrid has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Winner: Fusion Hybrid
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  • Gets around 2x more miles per gallon in the city, 41 mpg vs 21 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers roof rails
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 8.5 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Fusion Hybrid's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Fusion Hybrid

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs 5 stars The Fusion Hybrid is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Cost

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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MSRP $23,405 vs $29,395 The CR-V has a great price and the Fusion Hybrid is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 41 mpg The Fusion Hybrid gets great city mileage, and the CR-V gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 191 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs Continuously variable The CR-V has an OK number of gears, while the Fusion Hybrid has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 19.5 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Fusion Hybrid gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 37.5 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 428 miles vs 612 miles The Fusion Hybrid gets fantastic distance, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 11.8 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Fusion Hybrid has very little
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Fusion Hybrid is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The CR-V 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Fusion Hybrid
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Fusion Hybrid offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Fusion Hybrid, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Fusion Hybrid; but it's not available at all on the CR-V

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford
Fusion Hybrid
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 8.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 127 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Fusion Hybrid is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 16.7 s @ 85 mph The Fusion Hybrid's 1/4 mile time is average, but the CR-V 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.79 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 115 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Toyota RAV4 CR-V vs RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge Limited CR-V vs Edge Limited
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2011 Toyota Prius Five Fusion Hybrid vs Prius Five
2012 Ford Fusion SE 2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco Fusion SE vs Cruze eco
2012 Ford Fusion S 2012 Ford Focus S Fusion S vs Focus S
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2012 Chevrolet Volt Fusion Hybrid vs Volt
2012 Ford Fusion SEL 2012 Lincoln MKZ Fusion SEL vs MKZ

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