Compare 2011 Ford Fusion vs 2011 Nissan Altima

2011 Ford Fusion
2011 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 $26,270 $28,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
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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 32 $22,385 $23,880
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $21,917 $23,380
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,431 $20,270
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,270
$22,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,600
$23,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes. The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 89.3
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)
61.3 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 8.2
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 Pwr
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 Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/706
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3124
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 2250 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
993 QR25DE
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 26
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)
NA 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 - - TBD -
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/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar & Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 7.2
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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