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2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Nissan Altima VS 2017 Ford Fusion
$22,500
BASE MSRP
$22,120
2.5L I-4
BASE ENGINE
2.5L I-4
27 City / 39 Highway
MPG
22 City / 34 Highway
Available
LEATHER SEATING
Available

With so many different options out there, it can be hard to settle on a new car. One of the most competitive categories right now is midsize sedans, which are able to offer comparable fuel efficiency as smaller entry level cars, though with other benefits like added room. One comparison that we feel is a good one to look at is the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Ford Fusion.

The 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Ford Fusion are two leaders in the automotive world. They offer efficiency, a stylish exterior, comfort, and more -- all at an affordable price. The Altima has a starting MSRP of $22,500 and the Fusion comes in just a few hundred cheaper at $22,120. This isn’t to say that the Fusion is the better value, though, as the increased fuel efficiency of the Nissan Altima -- 27 City/39 Highway -- will add up over time to some pretty substantial savings.

Differences Between the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Ford Fusion


You might think that the Fusion offers a sportier drive, since the Nissan outpaces the efficiency of the Fusion by five MPG in both city and driving, but you’d be wrong. The two both come standard with a 2.5L I-4 engine, but the Nissan Altima bests the Fusion in horsepower and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph. Those looking for a bit of extra performance will be able to find options with both the Altima and Fusion, with the 3.5 SR and Sport trims, respectively.

One of the most important details of a car is its interior. At the end of the day, you need to find something that you’re comfortable in. The base trim of the Altima offers a variety of different conveniences, such as Bluetooth for hands-free calling, a push button start, air-conditioning, and steering wheel controls. Similar features can be found in the Fusion, and the two also share other premium offerings like infotainment touch screens in the front and leather seats.

Ready to see if the 2017 Nissan Altima drives the way you want it to? Feel free to stop by Boardman Nissan to inspect the Altima yourself!


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