2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

silver volkswagen passat compared to white ford fusion

Drivers who like the Volkswagen Jetta but want a size and luxury upgrade ought to love the Passat. Those two cars look awfully similar, but the Passat offers a bit more room and a noticeably higher class level. And it does so without being all that more expensive. But we're not here to compare the Passat to the Jetta. We are putting it against a formidable competitor.

Ford is one of the most recognized and respected automakers in the world, so we thought the Fusion would make for a strong challenge. To be as fair as possible, we are comparing the base model of each sedan. Check out what our research found below.

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2018 Volkswagen Passat Vs. 2018 Ford Fusion
$22,995 Starting MSRP $22,215
36 highway, 25 city, 29 combined EPA-estimated fuel economy 32 highway, 21 city, 25 combined
Available Blind spot monitoring Not available
174 horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 Engine specifications 175 horsepower, 2.5-liter I4

2018 Volkswagen Passat interior features

As is the case with many Volkswagen models, the Passat is highly efficient. Even with almost identical engine specs, the Passat averages a better fuel economy than the Fusion. While some people prioritize efficiency, others enjoy interior amenities. Well, luckily the Passat features both. Heated front and rear seats, dual-zone climate control, and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror are just a few available features that may seem small but end up being highly appreciated. There is no shortage tech-wise, either. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible with the standard VW Car-Net App-Connet infotainment system so you can connect your smartphone to the Passat. A rearview camera, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and Fender premium audio are all additional features that make the driving experience special.

Those interested in learning more about the 2018 Volkswagen Passat should come down to Neftin Volkswagen and check it out for themselves! We will answer all of your remaining questions and we can even get you set up with a test drive if you haven't already scheduled one online. We hope to see you soon!


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