Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Ford Fusion
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2018 Hyundai Sonata
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2018 Nissan Altima
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
FWD SE 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
AWD SE 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
FWD Titanium 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
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2.4L SULEV SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L SE 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
2.4L SULEV SE 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
1.6L Eco 28 37 $21,705 $22,650
2.4L SEL 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
2.4L SEL+ 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
2.4L SULEV SEL 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
2.4L SULEV SEL+ 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
2.4L Sport+ 25 35 $23,478 $24,800
2.4L Sport 25 35 $23,850 $25,200
2.4L Limited 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
2.4L SULEV Limited 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,082 $27,600
2.0L Limited 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
2.0L w/Emerald Blue Interior Limited 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
2.0T Limited+ 23 32 $30,081 $31,900
2.0T Limited 23 32 $30,593 $32,450
2.0L N/A N/A $31,669 $33,250
2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior Limited N/A N/A $36,933 $38,850
Select style
Sedan 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 2.5 S 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Sedan 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Sedan 2.5 SV 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Sedan 2.5 SL 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Sedan 3.5 SL 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,215
$21,141
$21,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,215
$22,050
$23,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$368 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style. The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45.5 45
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 106.1 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55 55.3 54
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 56.1 52.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.9 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.4 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 63.5 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.1 191.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 16.3 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3250 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 640 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 185 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 178 @ 4000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38 0.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.64 -
Trans Order Code
44W-A NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.21 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.89 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.1 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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