When comparing the 2019 Ford Fusion's and the 2019 Nissan Altima's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2019 Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Ford Fusion's and the 2019 Nissan Altima's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Ford Fusion is a better car than the 2019 Nissan Altima.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Nissan Altima Pricing
A used 2019 Ford Fusion ranges from $14,678 to $23,740 while a used 2019 Nissan Altima is priced between $14,998 to $24,997.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Nissan Altima Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the 2019 Nissan Altima loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Nissan Altima retains 1.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Ford Fusion.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Nissan Altima Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Nissan Altima's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Nissan Altima being ranked 7 out of 13.
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Nissan Altima Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Nissan Altima the reliability rating is 8.2 out of 10. This gives the Ford Fusion a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Altima.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the 2019 Nissan Altima base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Altima is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 632 miles. This gives the 2019 Nissan Altima the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Ford Fusion. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2019 Ford Fusion has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The 2019 Ford Fusion and 2019 Nissan Altima are comparable in regards to front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Nissan Altima have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.