Compare 2010 Ford Fusion vs 2010 Volkswagen Passat

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $25,666 $27,950
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
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4-Door DSG Komfort FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD PZEV 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
Passat Sedan 4-Door DSG Komfort FWD SULEV 22 31 $25,277 $26,995
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD PZEV 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
Passat Wagon 4-Door Automatic Komfort FWD SULEV 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$25,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,950
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat handles family business, performing with more grace than most mid-size models, with an understated stylishness shining through.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 96.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 106.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist Electromechanical
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/45HR17
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3331
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 2250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.9
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.3
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.05
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 4-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 7

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