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2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Ford Fusion

  2013 Nissan Altima 3.5SL 2013 Ford Fusion
MSRP
$21,760
$21,900
Invoice $20,356 $20,422
MPG
City/Highway
22/38 22/41
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT. Read Full Review The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Styling's evolved in an Infiniti direction
  • Infotainment systems are better
  • More safety technology than ever
  • Gas mileage hits a 38-mpg high
  • Very quiet, controlled ride

Dislikes:

  • Cockpit is styled conservatively
  • Only CVT transmissions
  • Two-door's a carryover model
  • Softer, plusher handling than before

Likes:

  • Handsome, even stunning looks
  • Excellent interior space
  • Taut, inspired handling
  • Excellent EcoBoost fours--and a manual
  • Advances on the hybrid, plug-in hybrid front

Dislikes:

  • Gloss plastic trim in cabin
  • Average back-seat head room
  • Best fuel economy comes at a premium
  • No rearview camera on base car
  • Manual only on SE--for now?
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