2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion

Two premier midsize cars square off in our comparison, as we try to find some of the differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and 2017 Ford Fusion. The 2017 Passat is coming off a bit of a refresh, maintaining its appeal in a crowded segment of tough competition. The Passat still comes with remarkable space inside the cabin and two respectable engine choices, letting buyers choose between an efficient turbocharged engine and a more powerful V6 engine.

What’s new on the Passat in 2017:

  • Standard Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) on all trims
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard on R-Line and SE trims
  • New V6 SE with Technology model

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2017 Passat vs 2017 Fusion
23/34 MPG (City/Hwy) 22/24
1.8-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
6-speed w/overdrive Transmission 6-speed w/overdrive
Tiptronic Shift Control Specifications

Experience the 2017 Passat in Houston TX

Redesigned last year, the Passat features one of the most premium, yet affordable interiors on the market. Inside, you’ll find Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirrorlink technology, allowing drivers to integrate music, maps, messaging and more! The Passat offers a unique blend of choice for consumers looking for what nearly amounts to an entry-level luxury vehicle. Its German design helps separate it from competitors like the Ford Fusion, which attempts to draw influence from European cars like the Passat.

The idea of owning a luxurious European sedan is now reality, especially since the Passat is built in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 2017 Passat is offered in four trim levels: S, R-Line, SE and SEL Premium. Standard features are abound on the 2017 Passat and include automatic headlights, power accessories, 16-inch wheels, rearview camera, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, VW Car-Net with Apple CarPlay, and more!

2017 Passat Android Auto
2017 Passat passenger capacity
2017 Passat automatic trunk
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