A head to head comparison of a 2016 Ford Fusion to a 2015 Chevrolet Impala Limited in Ergonomics.


 
  • Jones Ford Verde Valley Journal
  • Nov 20th 2017 - 389 days ago
  • Verde Valley, AZ
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Compared To Chevrolet Impala Limited 2015



To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Fusion has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

When three different drivers share the Fusion (except S), the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Fusion’s optional easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Fusion’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Impala Limited’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

If the windows are left down on the Fusion the driver can raise them all using the keyless remote; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Impala Limited can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Fusion SE/Titanium’s exterior keypad. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar ® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

Intelligent Access optional on the Fusion (except S) allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Chevrolet Impala Limited doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Fusion’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Impala Limited’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Fusion SE/Titanium’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Fusion SE/Titanium detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Fusion offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Impala Limited offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

The Fusion Titanium’s optional air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Fusion SE/Titanium’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Fusion has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Fusion SE/Titanium offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Optional SYNC AppLink for the Fusion allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations, following twitter accounts and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.

The Fusion SE/Titanium’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Impala Limited’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

With standard voice command, the Fusion offers the driver hands free control of the radio, climate controls and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a voice control system.

The Fusion SE/Titanium offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Fusion SE/Titanium’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer an automated parking system.