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Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion
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$23,170
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Nissan Maxima
2021 Nissan Maxima
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$36,990
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Passat
2021 Volkswagen Passat
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$23,995
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
16 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
174 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
175 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
206 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,410 lbs
3,565 lbs
3,314 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
24 MPG
28 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
30 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.4 (2020) Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.5 gallons
18 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
346.5 miles
360 miles
444 miles
Cruising Range Highway
511.5 miles
540 miles
666 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.7 in
192.8 in
193.6 in
Height
58.1 in
56.5 in
58 in
Max Width
75.2 in
73.2 in
72.2 in
Front Width
62.7 in
62.4 in
62.1 in
Rear Width
62.4 in
62.4 in
61 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
109.3 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.3 in
45 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.2 in
39.4 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.8 in
56.7 in
56.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
54.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.3 in
34.2 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
36.7 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.9 in
55.7 in
57 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.4 in
53.5 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
16 ft³
14.3 ft³
15.9 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.6 ft
N/A
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/60HR16
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P215/60HR16
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Pearl White Tricoat
Aurora Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Cashmere, Leather-Appointed Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Leather-Appointed Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles