Nissan Maxima vs. Ford Fusion in Vicksburg, Mississippi

2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Ford Fusion - Blackburn Nissan

The 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2017 Ford Fusion are competitors in the same mid-size sedan segment. They come with a number of capable and practical features, plus plenty of leg space for families. Mid-size cars are jacks-of-all-trades-they're great for both solo drivers and drivers who need some space for the little ones and their cargo. However, between the two of them, which is the better choice?

Engine Power

When comparing standard engines under the hood of both the Nissan Maxima and Ford Fusion, the Fusion's engine delivers 231 horsepower, while the Maxima cranks out a staggering 300 horsepower due to its V6 engine. The Maxima's engine is also much larger, being a 3.5-liter engine in comparison to the Fusion's 2.0-liter inline-four.

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Safety

While safety systems between the Nissan Maxima and the Ford Fusion are largely comparable, safety scores from the government aren't. The Ford Fusion got mostly 5- and 4-star ratings in its crash tests, aside from the front passenger crash test, where it got a mediocre 3-star rating, causing its NHTSA overall rating to fall to 4 stars. Meanwhile, the Maxima has an overall 5-star rating.

Interior Space

The Nissan Maxima has a cargo volume advantage over the Fusion-14.3 cubic feet in comparison to the Fusion's 12. Additionally, it also has 45 cubic feet of front legroom for the driver while the Fusion's 44.3 cubic feet falls short ever so slightly. This is because the Maxima is slightly longer and wider than the Ford Fusion, giving designers and engineers a little more leeway in using interior space.

Verdict:

It's a close race between the Ford Fusion and Nissan Maxima. They have comparable price tags, fuel economy, and features. But when it comes down to it, numbers don't lie. More horsepower and a higher safety rating, plus greater vehicle dimensions, put the Maxima ahead of the Fusion from a practical standpoint. Come by Blackburn Nissan today to check out the 2017 Nissan Maxima.