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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,433
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$310 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 100.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 44.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.1 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.5 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 36.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60VR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code T6M NA
Front Tire Size P205/60VR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code T6M NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285 3112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4500 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code 99A QR25
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.39
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.95
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.81
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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