Midsize sedans don’t seem to get as much attention as they should. Pickup trucks and SUVs receive a lot of coverage on television spots, but midsize sedans serve a unique purpose in that they are versatile cars fit for just about any lifestyle. A single driver can use it to get around town just as well as a family can use it for a trip across the state to Grandma’s house. So many midsize sedan options exist out there from almost every brand, so we thought we would set up a comparison of two popular ones. Let’s look at the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs. the 2016 Ford Fusion.
Both of these vehicles are exceptional examples of what a midsize sedan should be. But take a look at those first two numbers. The 2016 Passat can hold 18.5 gallons of gasoline compared with the 2016 Fusion’s 16.5 gallon capacity. On top of that, the Passat can achieve 25 city miles per gallon and 38 highway miles per gallon, which is a few steps up from the Fusion’s 22 city and 34 highway miles per gallon. With a higher fuel capacity and a better fuel economy, your ride in the Passat will be interrupted by fewer stops at the gas station.
|2016 Volkswagen Passat||vs.||2016 Ford Fusion|
|18.5 Gallons||Fuel Capacity||16.5 Gallons|
|25/38 City/Hwy MPG||Fuel Economy||22/34 City/Hwy MPG|
|170 HP||Horsepower||175 HP|
|15.9 Cubic Feet||Cargo Capacity (All Seats in Place)||16 Cubic Feet|
In addition to having a great fuel economy, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat was recently named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You and your family will be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that is efficient and safe. The cargo space, with all seats in place, is about the same on the Passat and Fusion models, meaning either way, you will have plenty of trunk space for your luggage. Contact Elgin Volkswagen to find out how you can get behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat today.