2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat
2019 Ford Fusion 2019 Volkswagen Passat
Starting MSRP
  $22,840 $25,295
Front Head Room
  39.2 in. 38.3 in.
Front Leg Room
  44.3 in. 42.4 in.

2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

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With a consumer base trending more towards SUVs than any other type of car, automakers with other vehicles on the market (like sedans) are doing what they can to make their vehicles stand out. With all the amenities that it offers, the 2019 Ford Fusion certainly stands out from the competition. The Fusion gets a design change this year with stylish fascias. Some changes have been made to feature availability in the latest model year too, and the Fusion comes equipped with a comprehensive safety package. The Fusion's updated list of features and amenities, along with its well-designed interior, composed handling, and all-around good looks earn it the ranking of #4 among midsize sedans. One of its competitors is the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, which is a midsize sedan that ranks #11. In comparison to the Fusion, the Passat has a less responsive steering and handling system, and its touchscreen interface is smaller and less user-friendly than what most of its peers offer.

Performance

With four engines available, the 2019 Ford Fusion offers a versatile power capacity. The base engine in the Fusion is a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power output of 181 HP at 6,000 RPM. Next up is a 1.5L engine that also has four cylinders. This engine has a slightly greater power output of 181 HP at 6,000 RPM. The third engine option is a 2.0L engine with a 4.0L displacement. The maximum power output on this engine is 245 HP at 5,500 RPM. Topping the line is an impressive V6 engine that comes standard on the Sport. This engine generates 325 HP at 5,000 RPM. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. They all run on regular gasoline. The Fusion is also produced with a hybrid engine variant. The 2019 Passat, meanwhile, is offered with one engine. The most power you'll get driving the Passat is 174 HP and 184 LB-FT of torque, which comes from the 2.0L engine. There are no other engines available with this midsize sedan.

Interior Features

The 2019 Ford Fusion stands out for its stylish, well-equipped interior that offers plenty in the way of technology and conveniences. Highlights of this car include an intuitive touchscreen with voice recognition and Ford's signature SYNC 3 technology. The Fusion also comes with a 4.2-inch driver's display screen that has an LCD background. Satellite radio and navigation are standard on the higher trims. The Fusion's audio system progresses in trim level, starting with a four-speaker sound system on the base trim and moving up to 11-speaker and 12-speaker sound systems on the top trim levels. Climate control, dual 12V power charging outlets, and a front center console with dual cup holders are other notable elements of the Fusion. The Passat, on the other hand, gets a comparatively smaller and infotainment system that is less user-friendly and has a slower response time.

Style

The 2019 Ford Fusion excels in many categories, including style. Chrome-accented door handles, a multitude of paint colors, and an available tinted clearcoat for protection are some exterior highlights of the 2019 Ford Fusion. This exceptional sedan also gets a quad-tip design on the Sport trim for a track-ready look. LED headlights and taillights come standard on all trims. The spoiler adds a nice finishing touch, and the grille has elegant chrome surrounds. The side mirrors are heated on the higher trims and power-operated all around.

If you're searching for a standout sedan in 2019, the Ford Fusion is a good bet. The Fusion is offered in a number of trim levels, and it has a generous array of standard conveniences. To test drive the Fusion, give us a call or request an appointment online. While you're here, you are welcome to test drive the Passat for comparison.