Compare 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2018 Ford Fusion
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2.0T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 25 36 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 25 36 $25,217 $26,295
Passat 2.0T SE w/Technology Automatic 25 36 $28,382 $29,595
Passat 2.0T SEL Premium Automatic 25 36 $30,353 $31,650
Passat R-Line Automatic 25 36 $23,970 $24,995
Passat V6 GT DSG 19 28 $27,952 $29,145
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 19 28 $33,230 $34,650
Select style
Platinum AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $39,123 $41,400
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,563 $33,400
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,508 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,052
$36,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$38,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$650 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun. The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 102.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16
Brakes
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)
10.7 11.9
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)
12.3 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3681
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 270 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 999
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 231 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA 44W-A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Ford Fusion
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.7
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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