2016 Nissan Altima S vs 2016 Ford Fusion S

It’s safe say that when shopping for a midsize sedan, the market certainly isn’t sparse. Cars are practically climbing over each other to prove that they are the best-of-the-best within the segment. As each new model year comes around, there are only select sedans that remain standing at the top of the charts as they continue to improve.

Two of which that have returned for this year, the 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Ford Fusion, are similar in some ways, but the differences are what drive them apart and prove one to be more valued over the other.

The 2016 Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion are two of the more powerful, yet efficient choices when it comes to midsize sedans. Either sedan is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces nearly the same amount of horsepower. (The Altima is rated at 182 HP while the Fusion lists 181 HP.) The greater difference seen here is in efficiency; the 2016 Altima proves to be a more efficient option for stop-and-go city traffic as well as highway commutes.

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2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Ford Fusion
2.5L 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
27  city/ 39 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 22 city/ 34 hwy mpg
Yes Collision Prevention Safety Systems Available Yes


2.5 S

2.5 SR

2.5 SV

2.5 SL

3.5 SR

3.5 SL
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2016 Nissan Altima: Value Packed and Safe

 One of the most obvious differences held between the 2016 Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion is that the Fusion is available as a hybrid. (In years past, the Nissan Altima was available in hybrid form.) As far as trim levels go, excluding the hybrid versions, the Nissan Altima gives drivers a number of options in order to get all of the features and details that are most important to them.

With each advancing trim level, the 2016 Nissan Altima gains a sportier demeanor, especially the SR.There is always opportunity to add more technology and safety in either sedan. Both offer an impressive infotainment system with communication, music, and navigation apps. They also can be equipped with advanced, active safety systems. The Nissan Altima offers the following: rearview camera, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation systems, and emergency assistance.

To learn more about the suite of entertainment and safety technology available in the 2016 Nissan Altima as well the the different engine and performance options, drivers are welcomed to stop by Glendale Nissan to speak with a team member. We would be happy to answer any questions and would highly suggest taking the all-new Altima for a spin!

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