October 29th, 2013
Some may call it the old battle of import vs domestic, but there are more reasons than just design origin when it comes to the 2013 Nissan Altima vs Ford Fusion. The Altima is one of the most popular models at our Maryland Nissan dealership because it simply offers its owners more than its competitors do.
What it truly comes down to is the engineering of the vehicle. We aren’t talking about just the body design or style, which we biasedly think the Altima looks better, but rather the performance of the powertrain and the features incorporated.
A sedan can be thought as a basic vehicle. There are four wheels to take you where to go, four doors to accommodate your passengers. However, when you are about to enter the freeway and need the power to accelerate you into the merge, a sluggish sedan can cause problems.
When top of the line models are compared, the 2013 Nissan Altima features a 3.5L V6 engine with 270-hp engine and the Fusion is equipped with a 2.0L inline 4-cyl with 231-hp. Imagine enter the freeway with a mac truck cruising the lane you want to merge in. Don’t you want to be reassured you have the power to get ahead without that truck riding on your bumper? Having almost 40 more horsepower will ensure it.
Sedans are also family friendly vehicle, which is why interior features are very important. The 2013 Altima comes standard with a premium sound system to keep everyone entertained. Drivers will also enjoy perks like a keyless ignition and entry, which is perfect when you have groceries in hand. All of these features the Fusion lacks as standard.
So maybe you are already swayed by the dependability of an import, and for those who aren’t, these should be a great example of why to specifically choose the Altima over the Fusion. For more information on this sleek sedan call us at (866) 547-4990 today.