2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Ford Fusion

If car-shopping was as simple as basing a purchase only on exterior looks, the process would breeze. Unfortunately, sometimes the best-looking vehicle isn’t going to be the best option for you personally or maybe it’s out of the ballpark when it comes to budget. Fortunately, the midsize sedan segment keeps the competition pretty neck-and-neck, and two of the top seats have been occupied by the 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Ford Fusion for quite some time now.

In the 2016 Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion, you have options. Nissan lists seven trim levels, including its all-new sport-based SR. Ford still features Hybrid models within its lineup, totaling eight versions. Paired with its Xtronic continuously variable transmission, the Nissan Altima is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder that makes for 182-horsepower and manages 27 city/ 39 hwy mpg.

The 2016 Ford Fusion chooses a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine which musters up 175 horsepower and takes a dip in efficiency as well. Both vehicles do offer more powerful engines for their top-of-the-line trims, where Nissan continues to pull ahead in both power and efficiency.

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2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Ford Fusion
27 city/ 39 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 22 city/ 34 hwy mpg
270 HP Maximum Horsepower 240 HP
NissanConnect Infotainment System SYNC w/ MyFord
No Hybrid Version Available Yes

2016 Nissan Altima: Fast and Fun but still Family-oriented

As an IIHS Top Safety PIck+ vehicle, the 2016 Nissan Altima once again returns to the segment as an over-protective family vehicle. In addition to chart-topping standard safety, it also includes the option to upgrade to advanced safety systems as well which would include things like: rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, predictive forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking. The 2016 Ford Fusion also includes optional safety equipment of the similar sort.

In addition to being safe and secure, the 2016 Nissan Altima also creates a lot of comfortable space for its passengers, both those in front and back. Both vehicles seat five passengers and have deep trunks for storage space with the option to split and fold the rear seats for more room. And from an outside perspective, both vehicles are highly attractive with fresh and modern designs. The Altima in particular just was refreshed to feature Nissan’s new V-motion grille, and also includes the SR model which is a sport-infused model. The sport tuned suspension and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters will make any drive to work, no matter how dull the day may be, a true thrill.

To learn more about the 2016 Nissan Altima, Glendale Heights-area drivers are encouraged to come by Glendale Nissan to learn more. We would be happy to show you all of the advanced safety technology and entertainment options the 2016 Nissan Altima is capable of offering.

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