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 Leg Room (in)
36.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 70.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 7.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60R16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3095
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -

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