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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 24 31 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 24 31 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,826 $23,600
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,427 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 29 $25,340 $27,400
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 29 $27,421 $29,650
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,421 $29,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,017
$17,343
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$17,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$296 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 110.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8 15.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3151 3001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 156 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99Z NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6250 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.94
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.42
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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