2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Ford Focus

Want fuel economy? Nice engine power? Want room for five passengers with space to spare? Then the midsize sedan is a must, and we have three popular models to compare with the 2017 Nissan Altima, 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Ford Focus.

The 2017 Nissan Altima has the top fuel efficiency of the trio, with a base fuel economy of 27 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, a nice upgrade over the 2017 Chevy Malibu's 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and a significant improvement over the 2017 Ford Focus' base 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway. Now that we've taken a look at the savings, let's look underneath the hood, where the 2017 Malibu starts with 163 horsepower in its base model and tops out at 250 HP; the 2017 Focus has a minimum of 175 and a maximum of 245 HP in its top-line trim; and the 2017 Altima is the champ once again, with 179 HP in its base trim and 270 HP in its top trim. If you're driving the 2017 Altima on the road, you not only have a sedan with a design that turns heads with boomerang-style headlights and a slim, fast trimline, but you have one that beats the competition off the blocks with its performance.

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 2017 Nissan Altima Vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2017 Ford Focus
27, 39 Base MPG (city, highway) 27, 36 21, 32
270 Max. Horsepower 250 245
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes No
9 Max. Number of Speakers? 9 12

Max Out on Power, Style, Savings with the Altima Near Davis and Vacaville CA

The 2017 Nissan Altima has the world-class Nissan Safety Shield technology, which gives you driver-assist features like Vehicle Dynamic Control / Traction Control, and available Forward Emergency Braking which pumps the brakes if you're unable to in an emergency. In addition, the 2017 Altima is among the most crash-resistant midsize sedans, thanks to its IIHS Top Safety Pick. The 2017 Malibu also shares this honor, but the 2017 Focus does not.

We've looked at the major categories for midsize sedan excellence: Fuel Economy, horsepower and safety, and the 2017 Altima is at the top compared to its competition here. So if you like power to go with your style and value, then please come see us at Nissan of Vacaville, located at 671 Orange Drive in Vacaville, CA, though we also serve nearby cities like Davis, Fairfield and Sacramento. For more information please contact us at (888) 591-1861 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a Nissan Altima.

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