Compare 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Ford Fusion
2017 Nissan Altima
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,592 $22,610
FWD SE 21 32 $22,434 $23,740
FWD Hybrid S 43 41 $24,625 $25,785
FWD Hybrid SE 43 41 $25,128 $26,590
AWD SE 20 29 $26,020 $27,535
FWD Titanium 21 31 $29,049 $30,740
FWD Hybrid Titanium 43 41 $29,409 $31,120
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,939 $32,740
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,757 $33,605
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,730 $36,750
FWD Hybrid Platinum 43 41 $35,088 $37,130
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,620 $38,750
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Sedan 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2017.5 Sedan 2.5 27 39 N/A N/A
2017.5 Sedan 3.5 SR 22 32 N/A N/A
Sedan 2.5 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
2017.5 Sedan 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Sedan 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
2017.5 Sedan 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Sedan 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Sedan 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
2017.5 Sedan 2.5 SV 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Sedan 3.5 SR 22 32 $26,082 $27,990
Sedan 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
2017.5 Sedan 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Sedan 3.5 SL 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
2017.5 Sedan 3.5 SL 22 32 $30,732 $32,990

2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Ford Fusion: Compare Cars

Do you mainly want a roomy four-door sedan with good comfort and plenty of features for the money? Or are you willing to pay a little extra for a sedan that’s sporty and distinctive, has a hybrid badge, or is especially tech-focused? While there are plenty of choices other than the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion, asking that question might be a good start on which one to choose—and how to winnow down the list of possibilities.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,592
$21,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,610
$22,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades. The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3197
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front 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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 31
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.63 - 0.38
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 0.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
44W-A 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 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 5.6
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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