Do you want to buy a midsize sedan? We highly recommend the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, with its elegant design, fun-to-drive nature, roomy and refined cabin, advanced multimedia and safety technologies, and lengthy bumper-to-bumper warranty. One of the Passat’s midsize sedan competitors is the Ford Fusion. In this 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Ford Fusion comparison, we show how the new Passat comes out on top.
The 2018 Passat has the advantage for safety. Unlike the 2018 Fusion, it has an Intelligent Crash Response System and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Both come standard for all models. For an even greater level of safety, you can get many available advanced driver assistance technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Another major strength of the VW Passat is its generous warranty coverage. It has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty, compared to a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty for the Fusion.
The VW Passat is a very spacious vehicle, with an abundant amount of headroom, shoulder room, and legroom. Even the rear seat passengers have plenty of legroom (39.1 inches), compared to 38.3 inches for the Fusion.
You’ll be saving a great deal of money at the gas pump with the Passat. It has an estimated fuel economy of 25 city/36 highway mpg, compared to 21 city/32 highway mpg for the Fusion. Also, the Passat delivers excellent performance, especially with its available 3.6-liter VR6 engine, which generates a robust 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Do you live in Torrance or elsewhere in the South Bay of LA? Visit us at Pacific Volkswagen and see for yourself why the 2018 VW Passat is such an outstanding choice for a midsize sedan.