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Compare 2009 Nissan Altima vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2009 Nissan Altima
2009 Ford Fusion
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,860 $22,250
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $20,392 $21,750
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $24,919 $26,890
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 18 27 $24,456 $26,390
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 31 $19,078 $19,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,195 $21,540
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 31 $20,195 $21,540
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,728 $21,040
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $24,976 $26,650
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,800 $25,680
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $27,221 $29,380
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 18 27 $23,337 $25,180
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,860
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,250
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / 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 Leg Room (in)
34.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 100.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.4 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3118 3181
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
QR25DE 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
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
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)
2.35 - 0.39 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.23
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Fusion
Suspension
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 -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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