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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 34 $20,422 $21,900
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,422
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,900
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.400 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.800 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 118.800 101.900
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 56.400
Front Leg Room (in) 44.300 45.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.000 54.000
Second Leg Room (in) 38.300 36.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.200 40.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.700 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.700 191.500
Height, Overall (in) 58.100 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 112.200 109.300
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.900 72.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.000 15.400
Brakes
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 - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.500 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.800 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.600 36.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.700 2.900
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3427 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ - TBD - 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ - TBD - 182 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.750 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.580 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.910 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.940 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.960 NA
Trans Order Code 44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.070 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.450 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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