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2015 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Nissan Maxima. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Maxima, the Ford Fusion may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Fusion will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fusion and the Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Fusion transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

Handling
The Ford Fusion has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Maxima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Maxima. The Ford Fusion has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
The Ford Fusion comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Maxima.

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2015 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,400 - $32,600

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
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City MPG: -- 19
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Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,888 - $30,074 $28,988 - $31,845

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