2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Ford Fusion

What are your expectations of a family car? Ofcourse you want something that is safe, but in addition to that, it’s important to earn decent gas mileage and for the vehicle to not feel entirely lifeless when driving. There needs to be enough space for rear seat passengers and cargo, but a sprinkling of cool features without driving the price way up.

Two sedans within the midsize segment come to mind, the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Ford Fusion, which have more sport and power to their designs than most. Since its recent refresh, the Nissan Altima is even curvier with a sleek and aerodynamic frame. The Ford Fusion too has upped its athleticism and now has a more aggressive face.

Even better yet, these aren’t midsize sedans who just look the part, but they actually do handle with a sporty attitude but still deliver on all the important aspects expected of a family car.

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2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Ford Fusion
2.5L 4-cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
27 city/39 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 22 city/ 34 hwy mpg
$22,500 MSRP $22,120


2.5 S

2.5 SR

2.5 SV

2.5 SL

3.5 SR

3.5 SL
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The 2017 Ford Fusion earns a fuel economy rating that is considered average while horsepower is rated for 150. The Nissan Altima on the other hand really takes the reins here and not only produces 179 horsepower but also moves up towards the top of its class by earning 27 city/ 39 hwy mpg. As you ascend the available trim levels, the more powerful engine options do become available, but regardless of which you choose, the overall ride of either vehicle is going to be sporty and responsive.

The 2017 Nissan Altima’s two engines, the 4-cylinder and V6, both are paired with a continuously variable transmission to help improve efficiency and the smoothness of the ride. The 2.5 SR and 3.5 SR models do include paddle shifters to help deliver an even more engaging ride. Across all models, the center stack within the Nissan Altima has been redesigned, placing buttons and knobs directly within your reach. There also is the Advanced Drive Assist Display located directly behind the steering wheel which gives upfront and important information like how many miles are left in the tank, turn-by-turn directions, and caller I.D. There also is an available Bose Premium Audio System to help make an even more enjoyable ride for everyone.

Further information on the technology and safety features available across the seven Nissan Altima trim levels can be found here at Glendale Nissan. Our team would be happy to answer any questions or get you in a 2017 Nissan Altima for a test drive.

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