Midsize sedans remain a great option for car shoppers in search of a vehicle with strong fuel economy figures, a dynamic driving experience and a comfortable interior packed with high-tech features. Since its creation the Nissan Altima has remained a leader in this segment, thanks to its athletic handling and luxurious cabin.
The new Altima receives a variety of updates for 2018, including standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also been added to models with the optional 7-inch touchscreen. With that said, how does the 2018 Nissan Altima compare to other sedans on the market, including the 2018 Ford Fusion?
|2018 Nissan Altima SV||vs.||2018 Ford Fusion SE|
|38 highway / 27 city mpg||Average Fuel Economy||32 highway / 21 city mpg|
|179-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder||Engine||175-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder|
|Standard||Forward Collision Warning System & Automatic Emergency Braking||Available|
|9-Speaker Bose audio||Standard Speakers||6|
Where the 2018 Ford Fusion excels is its smooth handling and high-tech cabin. Even with its strengths, the 2018 Ford Fusion struggles to match the 2018 Nissan Altima's fuel economy figures and standard safety features.
In terms of safety ratings, both the 2018 Nissan Altima and 2018 Ford Fusion received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's coveted Top Safety Pick award for good performance in crash tests. While the two sedans earned similar scores, the 2018 Nissan Altima's headlights received a higher score compared to the 2018 Ford Fusion's that earned the lowest score possible.
Explore all the features and capabilities of the new 2018 Nissan Altima with a test drive today! This new sedan is available in five trims and two engine options. No matter which model you choose, all 2018 Nissan Altima models are standard with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, a six-speaker audio system with a USB port, a 5-inch display screen and much more.