The 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Ford Fusion both deliver the kind of performance, efficiency, and high tech features that drivers in the Andover, MA area demand. So which one is the better choice? While either one might cover your bases, you probably want more than the basics. Find out how these two models stack up right here.

Performance and Powertrains

There’s a clear difference between these two models when it comes to power, performance, and efficiency. See for yourself, the numbers don’t lie:

  • VW Passat: The base Passat starts with a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are both standard equipment. Based on EPA estimates, the Passat will earn up to 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway in this configuration.
  • Ford Fusion: The Fusion gets a 2.5L four-cylinder standard that reaches 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Fusion come standard with a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, just like the Passat, but it earns a lower EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway.

While both models offer other engines and configurations, the base model Passat edges out the Fusion when it comes to efficiency and torque.

Features and Amenities

If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, you’ll also find that in the Volkswagen Passat. The Passat offers features like an exterior temperature display, dual zone automatic climate control, a compass, and a six-speaker audio system. The Ford Fusion is missing every one of those features in the base trim level. Drivers from Haverhill will appreciate the comfort that the Passat has to offer.

Safety and Security

The Volkswagen Passat is also unique in its class because it comes standard with an important safety feature: automatic forward collision prevention braking. The Fusion does not get that high-tech feature standard, although it can be added for a cost as part of an expensive safety package. Both cars scored the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the Fusion requires the optional package to do so.

Drive the Passat in Massachusetts Now

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is in stock at Commonwealth Volkswagen, your local Andover area VW dealership. We’re right off I-495 at Commomwealth Volkswagen 1 Commonwealth Dr. in Lawrence, MA. Feel free to give us a call now at (978) 965-2440 with any questions. You can also schedule a service appointment or test drive. Remember, we always check our prices against our competitors, so we can guarantee we have the best deals on new VW models. Shop us last, you’ll love us!