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2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Nissan Altima

  2012 Ford Fusion 2012 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Side Exterior View
MSRP
$20,705
$20,550
Invoice $19,381 $19,699
MPG
City/Highway
17/36 18/32
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • A standout in a sometimes bland crowd
  • Good fit and finish
  • Soaring gas mileage numbers from the Hybrid
  • Firm, fine ride and handling

Dislikes:

  • On the smaller end of the family-car scale
  • No paddles for shifting Fusion Sport's transmission
  • Smaller V-6 groans when pushed

Likes:

  • Still one of the best-looking mid-sizers
  • Responsive handling
  • Simple, comfortable interior
  • Strong six-cylinder acceleration

Dislikes:

  • Back seat can seem tight
  • Pushbutton start, whether you want it or not
  • Some interior materials look drab
  • Safety scores fall a bit shy
  • CVT is an acquired taste
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