Compare 2010 Ford Fusion vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2010 Ford Fusion
2008 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $25,666 $27,950
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$20,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,950
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 89.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 7.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3095
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 2250 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
993 QR25
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.35 - 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 -

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