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2009 Ford Fusion

2008 Nissan Altima

  2009 Ford Fusion 2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,035
$18,620
Invoice $17,707 $18,243
MPG
City/Highway
17/29 19/33
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere. Read Full Review The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Responsive steering/handling
  • Good looks
  • Cutting-edge entertainment systems
  • Available all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • No manual V-6 option
  • Fuel economy lags behind class leaders
  • Availability of stability control is limited

Likes:

  • Base four-cylinder model is peppier than rivals
  • Very fuel-efficient with four-cylinder and CVT automatic
  • Especially torquey V-6 can keep up with some sports-cars
  • Crisp, responsive handling

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat not especially roomy
  • No way to avoid gimmicky keyless ignition system
  • Four-cylinder models don’t include stability control
Crash Test Ratings
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