Compare 2014 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Ford Fusion
2014 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 $20,488 $21,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $32,011 $34,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,671 $36,500
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520

Pricing

Invoice Price

$20,488
$20,971

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$21,970
$22,170

Monthly Payment Estimate

$366 / month
$370 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers. Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 38 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.8 101.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55 54

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 36.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 40

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

54.4 52.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 56.4

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 37.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

44.3 45

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 109.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.9 72

Track Width, Front (in)

62.7 62.4

Length, Overall (in)

191.7 191.5

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 57.9

Liftover Height (in)

- 26.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16 15.4

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 11.7

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)

11.9 11.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.5 18

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.6 36.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3431 3108

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 16 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 16 X 7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 110

Engine

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

175 @ 4500 180 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

997 NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 6000 182 @ 6000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 38

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 27

Transmission

Trans Order Code

44W NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 2.35 - 0.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.07 4.83

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 -

Trans Type

6 1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Fusion Nissan Altima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.0 (Est) 5.8

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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