Compare 2013 Ford Fusion vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 34 $20,422 $21,900
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury N/A N/A $35,701 $38,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium N/A N/A $36,992 $40,100
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2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,283 $27,660
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,422
$23,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,900
$25,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid makes an extraordinary leap forward in fuel economy--but also, in its appealing looks and handling. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.400 47.600
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.800 53.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.800 89.300
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 35.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 52.400
Front Leg Room (in)
44.300 42.500
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.000 54.200
Second Leg Room (in)
38.300 34.400
Front Head Room (in)
39.200 39.700
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.700 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.300
Length, Overall (in)
191.700 180.900
Height, Overall (in)
58.100 55.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 61.200
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 105.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.900 70.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.000 8.200
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 - 11.500 x 0.350
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 - 11.700 x 1.020
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.500 20.000
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.800 16.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.600 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 2.830
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/55TR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/55TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3427 3124
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.910 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940 1.750
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.960 NA
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.070 5.790
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.450 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.750 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.580 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 5.9
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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