Compare 2010 Nissan Altima vs 2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Nissan Altima
2010 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$18,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$19,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.02 - TBD -
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)
11.5 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T6M
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/906 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T6M
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3180 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
QR25DE 99A
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.31
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.12 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.63
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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