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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2020 Ford
Fusion

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2021 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$23,170 to $36,450
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$24,350 to $34,150
Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $22,697 to $31,812
MPG - City 20 - 23 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 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 than the Nissan Altima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fusion 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 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 is much higher than that for the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion 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 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Altima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Ford Fusion as you will in the Nissan Altima.

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