The 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Ford Fusion are two midsize vehicles on the US market right now. Both offer unique styling and a focus on fuel economy as well as a strong attention to detail in terms of comfort and performance. With all of these great features, choosing between the two could be a challenge. Read on to see how the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion compare in this vehicle comparison from Charleston Nissan.
With two powerful engines for you to choose from, the 2016 Nissan Altima is a strong competitor for the Ford Fusion. The Altima comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. It also offers a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel economy, the Nissan Altima is still incredibly competitive. The 2.5-liter model gets up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city. The 3.5-liter model gets up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city.
To compare, the base engine in the 2016 Ford Fusion produces up to 175 horsepower, and this model gets up to an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. The most powerful engine offered produces up to 240 horsepower and 231 lb-ft of torque and gets up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. In both power and fuel economy, the Ford Fusion simply can’t compare to the 2016 Nissan Altima.
When comparing two vehicles, you’ll always look to the interior to make your decision. After all, that’s where you’ll be spending your time. On the interior of the Nissan Altima, you’ll find comfortable and supportive seating, a quiet interior even at highway speeds, and a sophisticated dashboard. But on the interior of the Ford Fusion, you’ll find an electronics interface that’s less visually appealing and not as intuitive as some of the other systems on the market. While you’ll get excellent visibility, a simple-to-use infotainment system, and safety features to spare in the Altima, you’ll be making quite the sacrifice with its competitor.
The 2016 Nissan Altima is available right now at your local Nissan dealer near Summerville, Mount Pleasant and Goose Creek. With a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Nissan vehicles, Charleston Nissan is centrally located at 1714 Savanna Highway in Charleston, SC. We’re a full-service dealership offering sales, financing, service, and more so you can get everything you need to start and enjoy owning the 2016 Altima. Our friendly and helpful team of sales professionals is here in our showroom to guide you through the entire car buying process during our regular hours Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 8 pm. Stop in today or give us a call at 854-999-4741 to schedule a Nissan Altima test drive.