2017 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Nissan Altima

Midsize cars can serve a wide variety of purposes, which can make shopping for them difficult. Some people want to focus on a model with the highest efficiency numbers, while others want something that has more of a sporty feel. Take a look at our 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Nissan Altima to help you figure out what you want from your next car purchase!

The Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima both offer valuable fuel efficiency ratings and come in at an affordable price, while still giving drivers a sleek looking car. The 2017 Fusion and Altima also both balance the need for a spacious interior, without making the car overly bulky. One of the biggest similarities, though, is the wide variety of trims available on both.

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2017 Ford Fusion differences between the 2017 ford fusion and nissan altima 2016 Nissan Altima
$22,120 MSRP $22,500
2.5L I-4 Base Engine 2.5L I-4
Available Hybrid Option Not Available
6-speed automatic Transmission 2-speed CVT

Differences between the 2017 Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima

The standard Nissan Altima holds a minor lead over the Ford Fusion in terms of fuel economy, but if you’re really looking for the best here then you’ll want to check out the hybrid trim of the Ford Fusion. The Ford Fusion hybrid can offer you a rating of 43 City/41 Highway MPG rating that can earn you some significant savings. Another concern when buying a new car is reliability. The Ford Fusion uses a tried and true 6-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Nissan Altima uses a 2-spd CVT, which is considered to be less reliable in the long term.

The 2017 Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima have a variety of trims, as mentioned earlier, and if you’re looking for a sporty car then each will have its own version of that. The 2017 Ford Fusion sport comes with a powerful 2.7L EcoBoost V6 that puts you and your driving experience first with its thrilling 325 horsepower. The Nissan Altima, on the other hand, only reaches 270 horsepower in its 3.5L V6.

Ultimately the best way to see if a car is right for you is by giving it a test drive. We’d like to invite you to Holiday Ford in Fond du Lac to see what the new 2017 Ford Fusion can do for you!

More about the 2017 Ford Fusion:

  • It has an available intelligent AWD system
  • Premium leather seats are available
  • It comes in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid models
  • It comes standard with a rear-view camera
  • It is Apple CarPlay/Android Auto ready



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