2009 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2009 Ford Fusion

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

Car shoppers want style, and the new-for-’08 Accord has newly sharpened handling and a snappy shape.

Meanwhile, the Camry is the more conservative choice in this class, with the best ride comfort and an especially spacious interior.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
7.6
The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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.
MSRP From   
$19,035$19,145$20,360$18,620
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Mid-Size SedanMid-SizeLargeMidsize
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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   
ManualManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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