Ford Fusion Hybrid Vs. Toyota Camry Hybrid

By Justin Cupler | April 16th, 2019

Hybrid sedans offer room for the entire family and incredible fuel economy. Two prime models in this class are the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2019 Fusion Hybrid is a little older but still plenty of car for most buyers, while the 2019 Camry Hybrid offers great fuel economy and a sportier look. Which one is better for our Jacksonville area buyers? Find out below.

Exterior

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a little older than most in its class, as it went through its last generational change in 2013. Despite its age, it is still stylish with its Aston Martin-like grille and sharp ridges on its hood. Also helping style up the 2019 Fusion Hybrid are its standard 17-inch wheels, LED signature lighting, and LED taillights.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the newest models in its class, as its last redesign came in 2018. While the Fusion Hybrid focuses more on a classic look, the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s looks are sportier with its sharp grille, sporty bumper, and more. The sportiness is further enhanced in the SE trim with its black mesh grille and black-painted wheels. In standard features, the 2019 Camry Hybrid is simpler than the Fusion Hybrid with 16-inch steel wheels and a gray grille.

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid is shorter than the Camry Hybrid in length, but it is larger in every other key measurable.

 

Measurement 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Difference
Length 191.8 inches 192.1 to 192.7 inches -0.9 to -0.3 inches
Width 75.2 inches 72.4 inches +2.8 inches
Height 58 inches 56.9 inches +1.1 inches
Wheelbase 112.2 inches 111.2 inches +1 inches
Ground Clearance
5.7 inches
Curb weight 3,668 (base) 3,472 to 3,571 pounds +117 to +196

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • Classier good looks
  • Standard 17-inch wheels

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • Sportier looks
  • Smaller footprint is easier to handle

Interior

Inside, the Fusion Hybrid again shows a little more age with its simpler design and limited contrasting colors and use of straight lines. But where the Fusion does not show its age is its features, as it comes standard with two 4.2-inch driver-information centers to allow the driver to monitor energy and fuel economy. It also features a modern rotary-style gear shifter, a standard 10-way power driver’s seat, standard SYNC infotainment, and more.

The younger 2019 Toyota Camry has a more modern and stylish look with its swooping center stack character line, wood trim, contrasting colors, and sharper seat design. The Camry Hybrid also has standard in-car Wi-Fi to keep you connected and other features to almost match the Fusion.

The 2019 Toyota Camry has more front shoulder room, rear hip room, and luggage capacity, but the Fusion is larger in every other key variable.

 

Measurement 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Difference
Front headroom 39.2 inches 38.3 inches +0.9 inches
Front legroom 44.3 inches 42.1 inches +2.2 inches
Front shoulder room 57.8 inches 57.7 inches +0.1 inches
Front hip room 55 inches 55.4 inches -0.4 inches
Rear headroom 37.8 inches 37.6 inches +0.2 inches
Rear legroom 38.3 inches 38 inches +0.3 inches
Rear shoulder room 56.9 inches 55.7 inches +1.2 inches
Rear hip room 54.4 inches 54.6 inches -0.2 inches
Cargo room 12 cubic feet 15.1 cubic feet -3.1 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • Basic-looking cabin may appeal to some
  • Plenty of standard tech
  • Premium amenities in the higher trims
  • Available Android Auto
  • Standard navigation

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • Stylish cabin
  • Wood trim

Performance

These are no sport sedans, as the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid have their sights set squarely on fuel economy. The 2019 Fusion features a 2.0-liter engine and an electric motor that combine for 188 horsepower. This routes through an electronic continuously variable transmission and out to the front wheels for an eight-second 0-to-60 time.

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid uses a 2.5-liter engine and an electric motor to produce a combined 208 horsepower. This sedan also uses an e-CVT to ship its power to the front wheels for a 7.4-second 0-to-60 time. The Camry gets a slight leg up with its SE trim’s sport-tuned suspension.

In fuel economy 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s more modern powertrain delivers significantly better fuel economy.

 

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Difference
Engine 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cyl 2.5-liter 4-cyl
Horsepower 141 hp at 6,000 rpm 176 hp at 5,700 rpm -35 hp
Torque 129 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm 163 lb-ft at 3.600 to 5,200 rpm -34 lb-ft
Transmission e-CVT e-CVT
Electric motor Permanent-magnet AC-synchronous electric motor Permanent-magnet AC-synchronous electric motor
Electric motor horsepower
118 hp
Electric motor torque
149 lb-ft
Combined horsepower 188 hp 208 hp -20 hp
Combined torque 129 lb-ft
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time 8 seconds 7.4 seconds +0.6 seconds
MPG City 44 mpg 44 to 51 mpg -7 to +0 mpg
MPG Highway 41 mpg 47 to 53 mpg -12 to -6 mpg
MPG Combined 42 mpg 46 to 52 mpg -10 to -4 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid

  • Tons of nannies helping keep mpg in check

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

  • More power
  • Quicker to 60 mph
  • Big-time fuel-economy advantage

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Titanium. Their starting prices range from $27,555 to $34,485.

 

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a trio of trims — LE, SE, and XLE — and their starting prices range from $28,250 to $32,825.

2019 Ford Fusion Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SE: $27,555

  • 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine
  • Permanent-magnet AC-synchronous electric motor
  • Electronic continuously variable transmission
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Regenerative braking
  • Electronic power steering
  • 17-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Power, body-color mirrors
  • Body-color outside door handles
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Five-bar grille with chrome finish
  • LED signature lighting
  • Auto-on-off headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Body-color rocker molding
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Six-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio system
  • SiriusXM
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • Dual 4.2-inch LCD driver information center screens
  • Rotary dial gear shifter
  • Front floor mats
  • Power door locks
  • Intermittent, speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Two 12-volt power outlets
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Rear climate-control vents
  • Keyless ignition
  • Navigation
  • Rearview camera
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with full stop and go
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Keyless entry
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Passive anti-theft system
  • Brake assist
  • Hill-start assist
  • Ford MyKey

 

SEL: $31,520

  • All SE features. Plus
  • Heated mirrors with puddle lights, turn signals, auto-dimming driver’s side, and memory
  • Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  • Rear deck-lid spoiler
  • Single-exit exhaust with a bright tip
  • LED headlights
  • Two-position memory driver’s seat
  • Partial-leather upholstery (ActiveX)
  • Heated front seats
  • 11-speaker premium audio system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Bright front scuff plates
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Intelligent access with remote engine start

 

Titanium: $34,485

  • All SEL features, plus
  • 18-inch premium wheels
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • 10-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leather sport seats
  • 12-speaker Sony audio system
  • HD Radio
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Chrome mesh grille
  • LED fog lights
  • Inflatable rear seatbelts

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LE: $28,250

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Electronic continuously variable transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Electric power steering
  • Electric parking brake
  • EV, ECO, Normal, and Sport driving modes
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Bi-LED combination headlights with automatic on/off
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED combination taillights
  • Dark-grey front grille
  • Color-keyed power mirrors
  • Color-keyed outside door handles with one-touch lock/unlock
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 4.2-inch driver information center
  • Cloth seating
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Six-way manual passenger’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Soft upper-door material
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Layered wood trim
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Keyless unlock on front doors
  • Keyless ignition
  • Power windows with auto up/down
  • Power door locks
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • One 12-volt power outlet
  • One 1.5-amp USB port
  • Entune 3.0 Audio with App Suite
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Scout GPS Link
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Brake hold
  • Hill-start assist
  • Anti-theft system with alarm

 

SE: $29,950

  • All LE features, plus
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Black grille with sport mesh insert
  • Color-keyed sport rocker panels
  • 18-inch black-painted machined wheels
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Single exhaust with dual chrome tips
  • Leatherette seating with fabric inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Embossed mesh interior trim

 

XLE: $32,825

  • All LE features, plus
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery
  • 18-inch silver machined-finish alloy wheels
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Full-LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • Full-LED taillights
  • Bright-metallic grille
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Single exhaust outlet with chrome tip
  • Rear-seat vents
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • 7-inch multi-information screen
  • Leather seating
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • 10-inch color head-up display
  • Tiger Eye wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • HomeLink universal home remote
  • Two 2.1-amp USB ports
  • Ambient lighting
  • Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with App Suite
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • AM/FM/HD Radio audio system
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • SiriusXM
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor

Who Should Buy the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid?

Need to max out interior room and get more features per dollar? The 2019 Ford Fusion offers this with its lower price, additional standard features, and roomier cabin.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

Want a little sportiness with your great fuel economy? The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the right option with its sportier looks and the SE trim’s improved handling. Plus, the 2019 Camry Hybrid gets significantly better fuel economy at up to 52 mpg combined.

 

Ready to handle your daily commute to Jacksonville or your errands around the Orange Park area in the thrifty and roomy 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid? Head down to Garber Automall serving the Fleming Island area today to take it for a test drive and see what it offers you. Can’t make it to our Orange Park Ford dealership today? Check out our online inventory to see our in-stock 2019 Fusion Hybrids and schedule a test drive later.