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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,422 $21,900
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,356
$20,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,760
$21,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$365 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 56.900
Front Leg Room (in) 45.000 44.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.000 55.000
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 38.300
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 39.200
Second Hip Room (in) 52.100 54.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 57.800
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.900 118.800
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.500 191.700
Height, Overall (in) 57.900 58.100
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 109.300 112.200
Liftover Height (in) 26.900 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.000 72.900
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 62.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.400 16.000
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.500 x 0.350 - 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) 11.700 x 1.020 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.000 16.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.400 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.100 37.600
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.900 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size T135/90R16 T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 3427
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000 170 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 170 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.910
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 0.745 2.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.960
Trans Order Code NA 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.828 3.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.450
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.750
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.580
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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
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