Getting a side-by-side look at desirable sedans is a great way to research different models. Two premier sedans you may see cruising around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville are the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. What features and systems do these efficient cars come with? That's what we'll be discussing in our Ford Fusion vs. Nissan Altima comparison.

Both the Fusion and Altima have large followings, but your individual lifestyle is what matters most when car shopping. At Richmond Ford West, we created this comparison to be a useful resource as you search for your next ride!

Fusion vs Altima: Performance

A sedan with options is always appreciated, especially when it comes to its performance. While both sedans can be customized, the Ford Fusion is far more versatile than the Nissan Altima.

The Fusion has five unique engines, ranging from 2.5L motors to electric and plug-in hybrid choices. The strongest engine is the 2.0L EcoBoost®, which produces 275 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2.0L plug-in hybrid comes out on top, offering an EPA-estimated 43 city/41 highway MPG as well as 109 city/97 highway MPGe.  

The Nissan Altima can't match the power or efficiency of the Fusion. Its strongest engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder, which produces up to 273 lb-ft of torque. The Altima's highest fuel efficiency is an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG.

 

Interior Passenger Space

The compact proportions of sedans appeal to all types of drivers. While the vehicles may be charmingly slim, it's still important to have ample room in the cabin-something the 2020 Fusion emphasizes more than the Altima.  

For instance, check out the legroom measurements between the Nissan Altima vs. Ford Fusion:

·       Ford Fusion: 44.3 inches of front legroom

·       Ford Fusion: 38.3 inches of rear legroom

·       Nissan Altima: 43.8 inches of front legroom

·       Nissan Altima: 35.2 inches of rear legroom

It's the same story for headroom. The Fusion provides 39.2 inches of headroom up front and 37.8 inches in the rear. The Altima offers 39.2 inches of headroom up front and only 36.9 inches in the rear.

Active Safety Systems

The key difference between the driver-assistance features in the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima is that these features come standard in the Fusion. Comparable systems are available for the Nissan Altima, but they don't come standard on all trim levels.

With standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology, your Ford sedan will come with the following safety features:

·       BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

·       Lane-Keeping System

·       Auto High-Beam Headlamps

·       Pre-Collison Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

In the End, Ford Fusion Tops Nissan Altima

The combination of space, safety, and performance positions the Ford Fusion above the Nissan Altima. Become familiar with the Fusion by reaching out to your friends at Richmond Ford West. We're happy to arrange a test drive for you through Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville! 

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