2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Volkswagen Passat parked by a lighthouse vs 2018 Ford Fusion driving on a street near pedestrians

There are many people who think that sedans are the boring choice and that people who drive sedans aren't able to have fun. This obviously isn't the case, since most sedan models are on the cutting edge of technology and performance. When you're going to buy a new sedan, take a brief moment to consider what features you want it to have. If you know what you're looking for from a vehicle, you can compare it to similar models and determine which is the right fit for you. For example, comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs the 2018 Ford Fusion is an excellent way to see how the vehicles would fair against each other, and which has all the options that you're looking for.

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Ford Fusion

174 hp Standard Horsepower 173 hp
Two Engine Options Four
29 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 25 mpg
Six Speakers Four

Specs and features in the 2018 Volkswagen Passat

Most of the time, drivers like to be able to have a variety of options to choose from, but despite what the old saying says, sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing. On the 2018 Ford Fusion, there are four different engine options that drivers can choose from. Each engine accompanies one of the five trim levels, which makes it difficult to figure out which engine you'll actually be getting when you choose the vehicle that fits you best.

The standard engine on the base trim level is a 173 horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 174 pound-feet of torque. The equivalent engine on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is the standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. There is one other additional engine on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, a 3.6L V6 offering that provides 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. When compared to the 2018 Ford Fusion, the only engine more powerful than the 3.6L V6 is a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

If you're looking for a vehicle that has a variety of exciting features that can help keep you connected on the road, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and the 2018 Ford Fusion both provide systems that enable safe smartphone usage behind the wheel. In both systems, you can use the Bluetooth connectivity to place calls, receive or send texts and stream music. Both vehicles also provide access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay when you choose a higher trim level. Using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, drivers have more access to apps like Pandora and Spotify, allowing them to stream music. In the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, you can use the six speakers to enjoy whatever song you like. To experience the technology features and performance of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, visit Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.

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