Compare 2014 Nissan Altima vs 2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,971
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,170
$21,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT. The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54 55
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 102.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P215/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3431
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA 44W
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 3.07
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.0 (Est)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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