Nissan Altima vs. Ford Fusion
If you’re in the market for a spacious, family-friendly midsize sedan, the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion are two options that you should consider. Each car takes a major slice of the market each year, but which one is a stronger fit for your driving needs and routine? Stateline Nissan compares the Ford Fusion and the Nissan Altima below to help our drivers around East Providence, Pawtucket, and Cranston decide which one is best for them. If you’re interested in learning more about the Altima or Fusion, keep reading!
Nissan Altima vs Ford Fusion: Safety Features & Crash Test Scores
Safety should be a top priority whenever you’re considering a new midsize sedan. Luckily, the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima come with several advanced safety features to help you drive confidently, including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability, and traction control. They also received top-notch crash test scores.
The 2019 Fusion received some pretty solid reviews from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
However, the 2019 Altima’s scores were practically out of this world. Check a few of them out below:
- Small Overlap Front, Driver-Side: Good
- Small Overlap Front, Passenger-Side: Good
- Moderate Overlap Front: Good
- Side: Good
- Roof Strength: Good
- Head Restraints & Seats: Good
“Good” is actually the highest rating they give out for these categories. Additionally, the Altima managed to achieve a Superior for its Front Crash Prevention prowess, as well as a Good for its LATCH ease of use.
Advanced Passenger Protection
It’s worth noting that the Fusion and Altima offer pre-collision systems that help prevent frontal crashes. The Fusion comes with Pre-Collision Assist, while the Altima offers Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Each uses an audible and visual warning to alert you when a collision is imminent, applying the brakes as necessary to either prevent a crash or, at the very least, reduce its potential impact.
Altima & Fusion Performances
The 2019 Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion offer a range of efficient, engaging engines. Whether you’re commuting, carpooling, or running errands, the Ford Fusion and Altima deliver smooth acceleration and athletic handling to keep you engaged throughout the drive. For example, the Ford Fusion’s standard engine is a 175-horsepower 4-cylinder machine that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Although that performance is more than sufficient, the Nissan Altima’s 4-cylinder 188-horsepower 2.5L engine feels a little perkier. This powerplant also manages to kick out 180 lb-ft of torque, while somehow still managing to achieve EPA-estimated ratings of 28 city, 39 highway, and 32 combined MPG.1
Contact us to test drive a 2019 Nissan Altima today at Stateline Nissan!
When you take a closer look at the 2019 Ford Fusion, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice in the midsize sedan segment. However, with its advanced safety features and potent powertrain, we think the Nissan Altima proves to be a stronger choice for Cranston, East Providence, and Pawtucket, RI, drivers.
Stateline Nissan has an expansive inventory of 2019 Nissan Altimas. We can help you to select the best one for your driving needs and routine. Test drive one today to try this awesome vehicle out for yourself!
1 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.