2008 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Fusion S
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Altima comes with a manual-transmission option in four-cylinder versions, has great handling, and also a little more room than the Ford.

Car shoppers want style, and the Accord has newly sharpened handling and a snappy shape, while the Camry is the more conservative choice in this class.

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Quick Specs
8.2
If great handling and good looks are your first consideration, the 2008 Ford Fusion's a great choice. But there are more fuel-efficient, more roomy sedans for families.
9.0
Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota Camry won't set hearts racing, but it's still one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy sedan.
MSRP From   
$18,135$20,360$18,620$18,570
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Mid-Size SedanLargeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
ManualManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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