Searching for a fun and exciting drive on your way to work? Both flagship sedans in their respective brands, the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Ford Fusion are common sights on the roads today. While both models are highly popular, they each present a different experience. With our 2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Ford Fusion review, we will compare and contrast a few key characteristics to help you decide which car is right for you.
2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Ford Fusion
2.5L Engine with 188 Horsepower and 180 Lb-Ft of Torque2.0L VC-Turbo Engine with 236 Horsepower and 267 Lb-Ft of Torque
2.5L Engine with 175 Horsepower and 175 Lb-Ft of Torque
|Up to 28 City MPG*, 39 Highway MPG*, and 32 Combined MPG*||EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Ratings||Up to 23 City MPG, 34 Highway MPG, and 27 Combined MPG|
|2-Speed CVT||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|IIHS Top Safety Pick||Safety Awards||No Awards|
The majority of differences we found between the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Ford Fusion sedans related to performance. While both the Altima and Fusion offer similar driving experiences and an interior that feels luxurious, one model comes on top.
The 2020 Nissan Altima offers two engine options, with the standard choice being a strong 4-cylinder and the available option being the innovative VC-Turbo. Comparing these engine options, the standard engine in the Altima provides equal or more power than the 2.5L and 1.5L engines in the Fusion. While those that want as much strength as possible may opt for the 2.0L engine in the Fusion, the VC-Turbo isn’t far behind. In addition, the VC-Turbo was engineered to save as much fuel as possible due to a variable compression ratio, helping drivers save far more fuel for nearly the same amount of horsepower and torque. The Altima’s 2-speed Xtronic® CVT also aids its fuel efficiency ratings while providing smooth transitions.
In addition to performance and fuel economy, you can put your trust in the Altima to help you and your passengers arrive at your destinations safely. Afterall, the 2020 Nissan Altima has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award thanks to its diverse selection of passive and active safety features.
Of course, there is much more to cover when it comes to the 2020 Nissan Altima. To explore this popular sedan, contact us at Sheehy Nissan of Manassas by messaging us online, calling our sales desk, or visiting us here in Manassas. We hope to hear from you soon!
*2020 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.