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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 31 $21,917 $23,380
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $22,385 $23,880
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,431 $20,270
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,431
$18,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,270
$19,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$331 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices. The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 53.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.2
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 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 107.4
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 Pwr 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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.83 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - 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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7E
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size T135/906 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3180 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Manual
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.68 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar & 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/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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