A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

There few areas of the current automotive industry where Volkswagen isn't considered one of the best. Within the midsize sedan class, the Volkswagen Passat has been continually praised for its performance, sharp handling and wealth of standard features. Now that the new model year is well underway at Spitzer Volkswagen, the time has come to show how VW is responding to customer input more readily than its competitors. A brief comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Ford Fusion reveals several interesting advantages the former has over the latter. The 2018 VW Passat is currently available for sale or lease at Spitzer Volkswagen and shoppers are more than welcome to schedule a test drive today.

Overall, the 2018 VW Passat is an excellent daily commuter platform. Engineering and design teams from Volkswagen have made the midsize sedan comfortable for drivers or any of the other four passengers who may be going for ride. Rear passengers, even those topping 6-feet tall, should have plenty of room to stretch their legs. The 2018 Passat can offer nearly 40 inches of legroom to those in the backseat, surpassing the maximum measurements found with the 2018 Ford Fusion. Modern car buyers are the most tech-savvy they have ever been. Both the 2018 Passat and 2018 Fusion have some pretty impressive technology available. VW owners can have free access to an application that will help them schedule maintenance.

2018 VW Passat 2018 Ford Fusion
Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
174/184 Horsepower/Torque 175/175
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
39.1 in. Rear Leg Room 38.3 in.

Performance Specs: 2018 Passat vs. 2018 Fusion

Another similarity between the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Ford Fusion is that both sedans offer a four-cylinder engine as standard equipment with the option for a V-6 engine upgrade. Under the hood of base versions of the 2018 Passat is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 174 horsepower. By comparison the 2018 Fusion uses a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder power plant making just one horsepower more. The turbocharger is the key element here because a manufacturer can use a smaller and more efficient engine without sacrificing performance scores. For the best performance available from the 2018 Passat, Spitzer VW customers should inquire about the new GT trim and its 280-horsepower V-6 engine.

A front left quarter view of the new GT version of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat
A rear view of a red 2018 Volkswagen Passat

A photo of the dashboard, steering wheel, center gauge cluster and infotainment system in the 2018 VW Passat
A cut-away view inside of the passenger cabin in the 2018 VW Passat