Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Ford Fusion
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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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
$21,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,215
$23,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans. The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 15.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60TR16
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 3212
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 38
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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