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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
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 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$18,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$19,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$328 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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