Compare 2014 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Ford Fusion
2014 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,488
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,970
$22,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers. Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55 54
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.7
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)
11.9 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.35 - 0.39
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est) 5.8
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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