Trying to figure out the best bang for your buck when buying a car is a tough business. Thankfully, our business is making those choices easier by giving you the lowdown on the best makes and models in the automotive world. And in the world of the midsize sedan only one car reigns supreme. Nissan's 2015 Altima is in a class all its own, easily surpassing the competition like the 2014 Ford Fusion in Albuquerque's most popular Ford dealers. But don't just take our word for it. Below are all the stats, features and figures that prove when shopping midsize sedans, only the Altima will do.

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Our 2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion in Albuquerque comparison will show all the traits that make the Altima the right choice for any New Mexican midsize sedan shopper. With its 5 (out of 5) safety rating, better fuel mileage, and powerful V6 engine, the Altima beats out the competition left, right and center. Check out our assessment below to see exactly where the Altima outperforms our Ford Fusion contender.

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2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion Features

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In addition to these luxury features, the 2015 Altima offers a larger passenger space, vehicle monitored tire inflation and a standard 550-amp battery, all features that leave the Fusion in the dust. But the biggest feature that makes the Altima standout is its continuously variable transmission that not only gives it that extra push, but also ensures that the Altima will have a terrific EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 38 mpg. The Fusion's own EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 34 mpg doesn't even come close.

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2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion Safety Features

*Side by side comparison courtesy of Reliable Nissan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles:

Altima Sedan Fusion
Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Neck Injury19%28%
Leg Force (1/r)32/46 lbs. 167/333 lbs.
Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Neck Injury Risk35%52%
Neck Stress113 lbs.197 lbs.

*New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH:

Altima Sedan Fusion
Overall Stars5 Stars4 Stars
Front Seat
Stars4 Stars3 Stars
Into Pole
Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Spine Acceleration42 G's46 G's

For most midsize sedan shoppers safety is key, as your sedan often carries precious cargo. And the Altima more than delivers on keeping you and your passengers safe. When comparing the 2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion in Albuquerque's top dealerships, the Fusion falls short in most areas from neck injury risk to head injury criterion (HIC), which makes the 2015 Altima the obvious choice when considering the Altima over the 2014 Ford Fusion in Albuquerque.

Along with offering luxury amenities that the Ford Fusion doesn't have, the Altima also shows off a broader assortment of safety technologies. An OEM-only key security system means the car will disable the ignition if any non-OEM key is used, and seatbelt pretensioners are used in the event of the collision so that you and your passengers will be in the optimal seating position and at less risk of injury. Plus, other safety equipment, including overhead and side impact airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control, work every second to protect you and your family on the road.


If after reading our 2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Ford Fusion in Albuquerque, New Mexico review, you're still not sure whether the Altima is the right choice, please visit us for a test drive and get a feel for that V6 engine! You'll not only get to experience all of the sedan's features and technologies firsthand, but can also sit down with one of our associates to learn about the latest Altima lease and finance specials!

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