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2016 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Nissan Altima

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Ford Fusion
          In the 2016 Ford Fusion, it's all about the details.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Fusion has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

If you're focused on fuel savings, the 2016 Ford Fusion2 is the clear winner, offering an impressive EPA estimated rating of 17 MPGs higher than 2016 Nissan Altima3 in the city, and 3 more MPGs on the highway.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altima442epa estimated city mpg273412epa estimated highway mpg383

Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:

Picked up this car @ the end of May & have to say, so far, it has lived up to past reviews; it is a TERRIFIC car in all categories. The ride, build quality, comfort, tech features, etc. - it's all on point! The interior is VERY quiet & the sound system is like having the Boston Symphony Orchestra riding along with you. I have owned MANY cars thru the years & have to say that by far, this is the best sounding system I have EVER heard; figures, with 12 speakers! The features are all customizable & you can turn on / off, the things you don't need / use. The owner's manual is quite extensive, I use it as a reference, rather than read it in its entirety! Don't walk, RUN to your dealer & get one!
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Features

No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Fusion4, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Nissan Altima, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altimastandard4rear parking aid
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Performance

The 2016 Ford Fusion's5 increased torque - 2705 lb.-ft. vs. 2516 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altima2705torque2516

Safety

If you're driving a 2016 Ford Fusion5, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2016 Nissan Altima, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altimaoptional5lane departure warning system

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Ford Fusion's5 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2016 Nissan Altima.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altimahas5turbocharged

Usability

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2016 Ford Fusion's7 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
The 2016 Ford Fusion's7 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2016 Ford FusionFoo2016 Nissan Altima167storage volume1531127wheelbase1093
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