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Features Comparison: Acura TL vs. Ford Fusion

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Model Year 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model TL TL Fusion Fusion Fusion Fusion Fusion Fusion Fusion Fusion
Trim Base SH-AWD S Hybrid S SE Hybrid SE Energi SE Titanium Hybrid Titanium Energi Titanium
Engines (show)  
3.5L V6
OHC-4v
280 hp@6200
254 lb-ft@5000
                 
3.7L V6
OHC-4v
305 hp@6300
273 lb-ft@5000
                 
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4500
               
2.0L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
141 hp@6000
129 lb-ft@4000
             
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
               
turbocharged
1.5L I4
DOHC-4v
178 hp@6000
177 lb-ft@1500
                 
2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
DOHC-4v
141 hp@6000
129 lb-ft@4001
               
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic          
6-speed manual                  
CVT          
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD  
AWD              
Tires (show)  
245/50VR17 tires                
245/45VR18 tires                
245/40VR19 tires                  
215/60HR16 tires            
235/50HR17 tires        
235/45YR18 tires                
235/45VR18 tires          
225/50VR17 tires                
235/40VR19 tires                  
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 276W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)                
ELS, 440W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)                
Unbranded, 4 speakers                  
Unbranded, 6 speakers            
Sony, 390W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)              
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.        
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.          
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.        
Cruise control            
Heated steering wheel        
Keyless entry keypadUnlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.        
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.        
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.    
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (locks, lights, HVAC) from a telephone or computer.                
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.    
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.    
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.    
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Daytime running lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Driver drowsiness monitorWarns when driver is drowsy and needs to pull over.        
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.        
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.                
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.    
Inflatable rear seatbeltsOutboard rear shoulder belts inflate in a collision.    
Knee airbag, driver    
Knee airbag, passenger    
Lane departure prevention system, steering-basedSteering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.        
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.        
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.        
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.        
Post-crash alert systemSounds horn and flashes hazad lights if airbags or seatbelt pretensioners have been activated.    
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.        
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.        
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Safety keyIndividual keys can be coded to enforce specific driving restrictions, such as maximum speed and audio volume.    
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire          
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.    
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.    
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo mat          
Cargo net
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.                
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.        
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.    
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.                
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
DVD-Audio-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVD-Audio discs.                
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.              
In-vehicle Internet capabilityConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.                
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Navigation, turn-by-turnSimple directions displayed on rudimentary screen and/or spoken over audio system. Fee after first 3-12 months.        
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.        
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.    
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.    
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.    
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.            
Surround sound          
SYNC        
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.                
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.            
Voice control for audio system    
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.    
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Wi-Fi hotspot capabilityProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Wireless charging stationWirelessly charger for phones and audio players.    
Exterior (show)  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Paint, special brown    
Paint, special red    
Paint, special white        
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.      
Sunroof    
Gas Guzzler Tax (show)  
-3750                
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.        
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.        
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.        
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.    
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.    
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.                
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.    
Detailed driving style feedbackDriving style evaluated with a grade or with changes in display graphics or lighting.          
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.    
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.          
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster displayThe information displayed by the instruments can be customized. Color display(s) of at least 20 square inches.      
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.                
Outside temperature display    
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.    
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors    
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.                
Powertrain (show)  
6.6 kW onboard chargerDouble level charger, faster charge times with 220V source.                
8 kWh battery pack                
Active rear differentialActively splits power between the left and right rear wheels, which generally yields sportier handling.                  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.        
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.            
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.                
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets            
Front sport buckets        
Second-row 3-person bench                
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.    
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row    
Cooled or ventilated front seats            
Door sill trim plates          
Floor mats
Floor mats, second row (optional)Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.    
Heated front seats    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel    
Memory system, driver seat    
Metal pedals                  
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat    
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat    
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.    
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable lower back support.          
Power recliner, driver seat    
Power recliner, passenger seat    
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Upgraded floor mats        
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.                
Upholstered door panels, leather                
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
All-season tires                
Alloy wheels    
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.                  
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.                
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an ultra-bright finish. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.                  
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Summer tires (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                

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Option Package Contents

Special Edition

Features
245/45VR18 tires

Technology Package

Features
Proximity key
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
Upgraded leather upholstery
Navigation system
CD player
Rear spoiler
Telematics service, such as OnStar
DVD-Audio-compatible player
Rearview camera
ELS, 440W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Advance Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Blind spot warning system

Advance Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Blind spot warning system
245/40VR19 tires

Technology Package

Features
Proximity key
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
Upgraded leather upholstery
Navigation system
CD player
Rear spoiler
Telematics service, such as OnStar
DVD-Audio-compatible player
Rearview camera
ELS, 440W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

MyFord Touch w/SYNC

Features
A/V input jacks
SD Card slot
In-vehicle Internet capability
Wi-Fi hotspot capability
SYNC

MyFord Touch Technology Package

Features
Automatic climate control, front
Dual-zone climate control
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display

Appearance Package

Features
Fog lights
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Rear spoiler

Luxury Package

Features
Fog lights
Memory system, driver seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Cargo mat
Special interior trim
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Machined alloy wheels

MyFord Touch Technology Package

Features
AC power outlet

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

MyFord Touch w/SYNC

Features
A/V input jacks
SD Card slot
In-vehicle Internet capability
Wi-Fi hotspot capability
SYNC

Appearance Package

Features
Fog lights
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Rear spoiler

Luxury Package

Features
Fog lights
Memory system, driver seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Cargo mat
Special interior trim
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Cargo mat
Special interior trim
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Machined alloy wheels

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Cargo mat
Special interior trim
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

Driver Assist Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Auto-dimming headlights
Auto-dimming headlights

Terracotta or Red Package

Features
Cargo mat
Special interior trim
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

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