Compare 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Ford Fusion
2017 Nissan Altima
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Hybrid Platinum FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,088 $37,130
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,625 $25,785
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $25,128 $26,590
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,409 $31,120
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,620 $38,750
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,730 $36,750
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,592 $22,610
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,020 $27,535
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,434 $23,740
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,757 $33,605
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,939 $32,740
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $29,049 $30,740
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $38,859 $41,120
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,299 $33,120
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,244 $34,120
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990

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.

MORE: Read our review of the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Ford Fusion

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,088
$21,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,130
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$382 / 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
43 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 101.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 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)
12 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)
14 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 3212
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Trans Type
1 1
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.83
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
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
4.2 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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