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2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

Here are some ways the 2017 Passat outshines the 2017 Ford Fusion:

  • The Passat has a lower starting MSLP of $22,440, compared to the Fusion's $22,610.
  • The Passat has a better city fuel economy rating of 23 mpg compared to the Fusion's 22 mpg. That single mile makes a huge difference, because it means the Passat can go up to 62.5 city miles further than the Fusion on a single tank.
  • Get more performance out of the Passat with the standard turbocharged engine that puts out 184 pound feet of torque. More impressive than the Fusion's 175 pound feet of torque and lack of a turbocharged engine option.
  • The Passat adds to the fun of driving with available Tiptronic manual shifting. The Fusion doesn't have anything like it.
  • The Passat comes standard with Climate Control and Duel Zone A/C. Neither of these features are even optional in the Fusion.
  • Passengers will feel more comfortable in the Passat because of the standard passenger seat lumbar support. You won't get the same type of comfort in the Fusion.

See What Makes the 2017 Volkswagen Passat Stand Out Among the Competition:


The world is saturated with midsize family sedans. To stand out among them is an accomplishment that Volkswagen can claim with the 2017 Passat. The Passat comes standard with performance, style, and technology that other sedans can't touch. And Riverhead Bay Volkswagen is eager to get Riverhead drivers behind the wheel.

Drivers in Smithtown, Coram, Medford, and East Hampton don't need to give up performance for a family car. The Passat comes standard with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, but also comes with the option of upgrading to a 3.6-liter V6 engine that boasts 280 horsepower.

If you want to feel like a performance driver while driving your kids to school, Tiptronic manual shifting and Sport mode are at your disposal. Add the available paddle shifters to your steering wheel, and you have a bonafide fun family cruise up your sleeve.

The Passat isn't just fun to drive, it shows off a practical design. It has an available hands-free trunk that'll open with a swipe of your foot under the rear bumper, and you can literally pass cargo into the trunk through the folding rear seats.

Fun drive, practical design, and a pleasant ride for all involved in the Passat with available heated front and rear seats, and Climatronic dual-zone climate control. And with the VW Car-Net App-Connect, you can bring your go-to music, podcasts, navigation apps, and contacts up onto the dash from your compatible smartphone.

Sound intriguing? You can start browsing our selection of new Volkswagen vehicles to experience a new Passat for yourself. It's easy to see what makes it so unique, and we think it continues to excel when compared to the rest of the automotive landscape. 

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