Nissan Altima vs Ford Fusion Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
$32,769
Average Price Paid
$32,008
293 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
MSRP
$23,170
Invoice
$22,243
Average Price Paid
$22,003
3,197 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$33,579
Good Price
$30,890
Great Price
$29,353
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Fair Price
$22,595
Good Price
$21,184
Great Price
$20,377

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,543
131 listings nationwide
13 GREAT deals
16 GOOD deals

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2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,831
36 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Sedans are not dead, though some models in the segment are not long for this world. In fact, post-pandemic financial pressure on consumers could result in a resurgence of the tradition...

2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Fusion carries over mostly unchanged for 2020, except that the Sport performance trim has been discontinued. The Fusion’s competitors include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Ma...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
5
GuruVV4TY writes:
this car is way too small I should have bought a TAURUS after driving a Sable LS for over 22 years! I still wa...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"smooth ride"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"a little roomier"
20
Speederinred writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Tracey writes:
very smooth
Handling Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"YES"
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"RELAXING"
30
Edward writes:
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry XSE FWD better.
"MPG looks reliability "

Specs

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 16.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
9.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 44.3 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 38.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 962 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 191.7 in
Width 72.9 in 83.5 in
Height 56.8 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Ford Co-PILOT360 Assist W/Sync 3

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