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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Energi than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Maxima, drivers may find the Ford Fusion Energi a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Maxima as you will with the Ford Fusion Energi, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Nissan Maxima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fusion Energi. 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 Maxima and the Ford Fusion Energi have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Maxima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford Fusion Energi.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Maxima has a much more powerful engine than the Ford Fusion Energi. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Ford Fusion Energi. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Maxima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Fusion Energi.

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

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380

2014 Ford
Fusion Energi

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MSRP*: $34,700 - $36,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 19 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 26 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,988 - $31,845 $32,011 - $33,671

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