Compare 2009 Nissan Altima vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2009 Nissan Altima
2009 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 31 $19,078 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,728 $21,040
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,195 $21,540
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 31 $20,195 $21,540
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $20,392 $21,750
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,860 $22,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 18 27 $23,337 $25,180
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,800 $25,680
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 18 27 $24,456 $26,390
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $24,976 $26,650
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $24,919 $26,890
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $27,221 $29,380
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Altima has a sportier look and feel than most other mid-size sedans, but it's just as practical. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 100.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.02 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
QR25DE 99Z
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.80 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.23
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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