Compare 2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Ford Fusion
2019 Volkswagen Passat
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion S FWD 21 31 $21,927 $22,840
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,386 $27,775
Fusion SE FWD 23 34 $22,915 $24,120
Fusion SEL AWD 20 29 $30,302 $32,065
Fusion SEL FWD 23 34 $27,151 $28,580
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $38,014 $40,015
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $34,523 $36,340
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $32,623 $34,340
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $34,765 $36,595
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $26,177 $27,555
Fusion Hybrid SEL FWD 43 41 $29,945 $31,520
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $32,761 $34,485
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2.0T SE R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T SE R-Line Automatic 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 36 $24,257 $25,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,927
$28,765

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,840
$29,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$381 / month
$500 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.0
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.8 102

Front Hip Room (in)

55 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 38.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

54.4 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 56.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 57

Front Leg Room (in)

44.3 42.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 61

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 110.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.2 72.2

Track Width, Front (in)

62.7 62.1

Length, Overall (in)

191.7 191.9

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 58.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16 15.9

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 12.3

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)

11.9 10.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.5 18.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.6 36.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P235/40HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60HR16 P235/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3410 3285

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 19 X 8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 330

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 140

Engine

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

175 @ 4500 184 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

997 NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 6000 174 @ 5000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 25

Transmission

Trans Order Code

44W NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.67

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 4.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.07 3.23

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.56

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 3.19

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.96 2.51

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Fusion Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 6.1

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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