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2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Nissan Altima

Awards
Efficiency
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Ford Fusion
          The 2017 Ford Fusion: Designed with you in mind.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 16 more MPGs between the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Nissan Altima in the city and the 2 more MPGs on the highway.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Nissan Altima432epa estimated city mpg273412epa estimated highway mpg393

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Fusion, boasting 55 more horses and 19 more horses per ton than the 2017 Nissan Altima. The 2017 Ford Fusion's increased torque - 3504 lb.-ft. vs. 2515 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Nissan Altima3254horsepower27051774horsepower per ton15853504torque2515

Safety

If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2017 Ford Fusion, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2017 Nissan Altima, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra. 
The 2017 Ford Fusion's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating. 6

Technical

The 2017 Ford Fusion's all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.  Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford Fusion's optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Nissan Altima.
2017 Ford FusionFoo2017 Nissan Altimahas7turbocharged engine

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 30 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Ford Fusion will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Nissan Altima. No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2017 Ford Fusion's increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.  The 2017 Ford Fusion's wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
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Pricing

In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Ford Fusion's Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Nissan Altima. 
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

2 - 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid S FWD

3 - 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5

4 - 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD

5 - 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

6 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

7 - 2017 Ford Fusion SE FWD

8 - 2017 Ford Fusion S FWD