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2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2020 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$28,000 to $34,595
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $26,600 to $32,865 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City 43 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 41 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Hybrid than the Nissan Altima. The Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fusion Hybrid as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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). The Ford Fusion Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. 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 Hybrid is much higher than that for the Nissan Altima.

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

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

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

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

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