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2020 Ford Fusion Energi vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion Energi

2020 Ford
Fusion Energi

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$37,000
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $35,150 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City N/A 20
MPG - Hwy N/A N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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 Energi than the Nissan Maxima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fusion Energi and the Nissan Maxima in the front seats.

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 Energi 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion Energi is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion Energi is much wider than the Nissan Maxima, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion Energi takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Energi 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 Energi and the Nissan Maxima. The Ford Fusion Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Maxima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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