2017 Ford Fusion vs. 2017 Nissan Altima

The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Nissan Altima are sleek, sporty midsize sedans offering reliable rides ideal for daily driving. Richmond Ford West takes a closer look at their defining features and characteristics to help drivers throughout Short Pump, Glen Allen, and Ashland choose the right car for their needs.

Read our 2017 Ford Fusion vs. 2017 Nissan Altima comparison before taking a test drive.

Ford Fusion Interior vs. Nissan Altima Interior

Hop inside the 2017 Ford Fusion or 2017 Nissan Altima and you'll find spacious accommodations with luxurious features like an available heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and leather-trimmed seats. A family of five can fit comfortably in both cars, though the Fusion provides nearly one more cubic foot of interior volume than the Nissan Altima.      

  • Trunk Space
    The 2017 Nissan Altima provides 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is respectable for a midsize sedan. However, the 2017 Ford Fusion offers up to 16 cubic feet of trunk space, which comes in handy when you need room for that extra beach bag.      
  • Feel Free to Stretch Out
    The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Nissan Altima each provide at least 44 inches of front headroom. However, the Altima provides 2.2 fewer inches of rear legroom than the Fusion, which offers a total of 38.3 inches of second-row legroom.

Comparing Performances of the 2017 Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima deliver smooth performances suited to commuting, running errands, or dropping the kids off at soccer practice. Their standard configurations drive the front wheels and generate more than 170 horsepower with their four-cylinder engines. A variety of powertrain upgrades are available with each vehicle, including:      

  • Unleash V6 Power
    The 2017 Nissan Altima's available 3.5L V6 makes 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2017 Ford Fusion's available V6 outpaces the Altima, generating an impressive 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.       
  • Enjoy Hybrid Efficiency
    The 2017 Ford Fusion's available hybrid powertrain achieves up to an EPA-estimated 43 city/41 highway/42 combined mpg and 104 city/91 highway/97 combined mpge when operating in fully electric mode. A plug-in hybrid, the Fusion Energi, is also available. Unfortunately, the 2017 Nissan Altima doesn't offer a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.

2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Technology

Several innovative technology features are available with the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Ford Fusion, including:      

  • Bluetooth®
    Bluetooth® is standard with both the 2017 Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. Using voice command, drivers can make and receive hands-free calls, stream music, listen to podcasts on their mobile device, and more.       
  • Navigation
    Whether you're driving to that new restaurant across town or taking a cross-country road trip, the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Ford Fusion are available with navigation systems to help you get where you're going without a hitch.

Test Drive a 2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Nissan Altima is a fine sedan offering a smooth ride, a spacious cabin, and innovative technology. However, the 2017 Ford Fusion provides an available hybrid powertrain, more horsepower, and extra trunk space, which may be appealing to sedan shoppers throughout Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen.

Test drive a 2017 Ford Fusion at Richmond Ford West to find out if it's the right car for you.


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