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2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Review

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

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Altima is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Altima and the Ford Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Altima is a little narrower than the Ford Fusion, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Altima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Fusion.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Altima has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. 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 Nissan Altima and the Ford Fusion. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Altima as you will in the Ford Fusion.

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

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2017 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,990

2017 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,610 - $38,750
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City MPG: 22 - 27 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,348 - $30,732 $21,592 - $36,620

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.