Compare 2011 Nissan Altima vs 2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Nissan Altima
2011 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 $19,431 $20,270
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
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
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
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 FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,431
$18,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,270
$19,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$331 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
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
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.8
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 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 16.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/906 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3180 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
QR25DE 99A
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.5
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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