2008 Ford Fusion vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Fusion S
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Altima comes with a manual-transmission option in four-cylinder versions, has great handling, and also a little more room than the Ford.

Car shoppers want style, and the Accord has newly sharpened handling and a snappy shape, while the Camry is the more conservative choice in this class.

2008 Ford Fusion S2008 Ford Fusion
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2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View2008 Nissan Altima
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara SE2008 Toyota Camry
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Quick Specs
8.2
If great handling and good looks are your first consideration, the 2008 Ford Fusion's a great choice. But there are more fuel-efficient, more roomy sedans for families.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota Camry Solara has a creamy ride and a luxurious interior, but even a convertible top can't sharpen its dull handling and nondescript styling.
MSRP From  
$18,135$18,620$18,570
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
Mid-Size SedanMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Sedan I4 Manual (GS)
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
ManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Ford Fusion vs. 2008 Nissan Altima2008 Ford Fusion vs. 2008 Toyota Camry