Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Nissan Altima
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Platinum AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $39,123 $41,400
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,563 $33,400
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,508 $34,400
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,315 $37,370
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,248 $25,390
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $24,891 $26,340
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,172 $30,870
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,846
$21,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,990
$23,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size 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)
191.7 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.8
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)
17.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19 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)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3681 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 16 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
231 @ 5500 179 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44W-A NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 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 -
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
7.7 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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