Volkswagen Passat vs Ford Fusion

Comparing Differences Between the New Volkswagen Passat and the Ford Fusion

The VW Passat and Ford Fusion both have a long history of being the more well-known sedans of their class. Both offer lots of practicality and value for a low starting price and are often purchased as used cars for their affordability. We want to show you all the big differences and similarities of these two cars, so let us compare Ford vs Volkswagen with the Passat and Fusion.

We encourage you to check out our latest inventory to see all the newest VW Passat models we have in-stock. This sedan can be found at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen; our dealership and on-site service center are located less than a half-hour outside of Coram on Long Island.


Passat vs Fusion: Comparing Size, Technology, and Seating

  • While the Fusion is a bit wider overall, the VW Passat is longer and sits higher above the ground, measuring 58.7 inches high and 193.6 inches long. The Fusion measures 58.2 inches high and 191.8 inches long. This difference allows the Passat to have more head and legroom.
  • Both of these sedans are well-matched in their cargo volume, but the Volkswagen Passat offers more interior space for your backseat passengers. This Passat contains 37.8 inches of rear headroom and 39.1 inches of rear legroom. The Ford Fusion's backseat area is a bit more cramped with 37.8 inches of rear headroom and 38.3 inches of rear legroom.
  • Both of these SUVs seat five passengers, but the VW Passat has more rear shoulder room, despite the Fusion being the wider sedan overall. The Passat provides 57 inches of rear shoulder room, while the Fusion falls short with less than 57 inches of shoulder room. Your passengers will appreciate the extra breathing room as you drive through Smithtown, NY.
  • The latest version of the VW Passat has a wide selection of standard features including a power tilt/slide sunroof, heated outside mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. While a redesigned Ford Fusion will debut in the future, the latest version of this sedan does not come standard with any of these features.
  • The Passat also offers more high-tech features to keep you safe and protected. Standard drier-assist features on the Passat include Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency braking. The standard Ford Fusion is more bare-bones with its standard safety technology.

Passat vs Fusion: Comparing Cost-to-Owned, Fuel, Pricing, and Maintenance

  • Whole the Fusion is one of the more fuel-efficient sedans from the Ford brand, it still falls drastically short of the VW Passat overall. The Fusion travels an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The Passat is the Medford, NY commuter's choice, traveling an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
  • The standard performances of these sedans are well-matched in horsepower, but the turbocharged powertrain of the Passat generates 206 pound-feet of torque. The Fusion's standard engine generates almost as much torque as its horsepower, with 174 pound-feet.
  • With the VW Passat, you enjoy more comprehensive coverage to make maintenance easier, with four years/50,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage. The Passat also comes backed by two years/20,000 miles (whichever comes first) of complimentary scheduled maintenance. The Fusion comes backed by a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and no complimentary maintenance package.

Shop for a New Passat at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen in Riverhead, Long Island, NY

We invite you to test drive the new VW Passat here at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen and to start your deal online by getting approved for financing and getting your trade-in appraised. Schedule a test drive and visit us here on Old Country Road in Riverhead, NY to learn more. We are less than 40 miles outside of East Hampton. Use our handy directions for the best route. We look forward to working with you!

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