Vehicle Comparisons:
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Nissan Altima East Providence, RIThe 2016 Nissan Altima is a popular and sought after sedan for drivers in the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area. However, some drivers say they prefer the Ford Fusion, but how do you know which vehicle is right for you?

In this article, we’re going to look closely at the 2016 Nissan Altima and the Ford Fusion. We’ll compare these similar vehicles on their engine abilities, the entertainment and technology features, and the safety ratings so drivers can better decide which vehicle best suits their unique driving needs.

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2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Ford Fusion Engine Abilities

The Nissan Altima is outfitted with a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). This transmission provides smooth acceleration while cutting down on fuel waste, allowing for the Nissan Altima to get an EPA-estimated 27/39 mpg city/highway*, while having the ability to reach 182 horsepower. The Ford Fusion features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle maxes out at 175 horsepower while getting an EPA-estimated 22/34 mpg city/highway, showing you that the Nissan Altima leads in power and efficiency.

Entertainment & Technology

2016 Nissan Altima Technology FeaturesThe Nissan Altima features the Advanced Drive-Assist Display®, which provides you with vehicle information and media options. The Ford Fusion features the SNYC® system, which is much smaller than the screen in the Nissan Altima. Both of these vehicles are equipped with 4-speaker sound systems that deliver audio entertainment from the radio and CD player.

Each of these vehicles feature Bluetooth® technology. This feature lets you make hands-free phone calls from the road. The Bluetooth® system in the Nissan Altima also features the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, which displays your incoming texts on the Advanced Drive-Assist Display®.

Safety Ratings

Checking out the safety ratings is one of the best way to determine a vehicle’s safety features effectiveness. You get to see its strengths and weaknesses during a collision. The 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Ford Fusion each participated in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests. The 2016 Nissan Altima was awarded the 2016 Top Safety Pick +, as it received good ratings while providing superior front crash prevention. The Ford Fusion, on the other hand, didn’t receive perfect ratings and didn’t receive the accolade due to its basic front crash prevention.

2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Ford Fusion Comparison Conclusion

Now that you know the differences between these two cars, you’re ready to make your decision. But first, a quick recap. You learned that the Nissan Altima offers you more power and a higher fuel economy. You also learned that the Nissan Altima offers more convenience with the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant.

We also took a look at the safety ratings. You saw that the Nissan Altima is a 2016 Top Safety Pick+, and the Ford Fusion failed to rival the Nissan Altima with its IIHS crash tests. In short, you learned that the Nissan Altima offers you more than the Ford Fusion.

Learn more by getting behind the wheel of the 2016 Nissan Altima. Schedule your test drive with us at Stateline Nissan—we’re always happy to help drivers from the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area find the vehicle that’s right for them.

You can learn even more by downloading our FREE eBook, 6 Steps to Buying a New Nissan.


*2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.