2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion

If you want a midsize car, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice on efficiency. Thankfully, there are cars like the 2017 VW Passat and 2017 Ford Fusion out there that agree with you. If you want style, power, efficiency and comfort, you should look through our 2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion comparison page to see if one is a better fit.

Both the 2017 VW Passat and Ford Fusion ring in at around the same price and with a very similar efficiency rating, as well. Even when you look at the base horsepower than the Passat and Fusion have, you’ll find nearly identical numbers at 170 hp and 175 hp, respectively. While these two do share some basic similarities, they also have their differences.

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$22,440 MSRP $22,120
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23 City/34 Highway MPG 22 City/34 Highway
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Differences between the 2017 VW Passat and 2017 Ford Fusion

The VW Passat and Ford Fusion both have available trims and engine options that increase the performance and sporty appeal of them. For the Fusion, it gets a new 2.7L V6 engine with 325 horsepower. The 2017 VW Passat can also be equipped with its own V6 engine, which increases its horsepower rating to 280. While it is slightly behind on overall power, the Passat V6 still comes with a good chunk of extra fuel efficiency over the performance Fusion, and has exceptional driving dynamics.

The interior of the 2017 VW Passat is one area that is tough to beat, since if offers anything you could want. Even at the base level, the VW Passat comes with dual-zone climate control, autonomous emergency braking tech, and a rearview camera system. Moving up to the other available trims introduces even more premium features to the Passat, such as VW Car-Net, additional advanced safety features, Fender premium audio, and leather seats.

Want to see for yourself just how smooth driving in the 2017 VW Passat feels? Feel free to swing by Spitzer VW whenever you’ve got the time!

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