2018 Volkswagen Passat in Pure WhiteChoosing the right sedan, especially when you're torn between the Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion, is never an easy decision. Both of these popular vehicles offer a lot to their respective drivers, but which one will you choose? At Hilton Head Volkswagen, we're here to help you decide by showing drivers in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island what these sedans offer.

Keep reading this VW Passat vs. Fusion comparison to find out which sedan is right for you!

VW Passat vs Ford Fusion Engine Specs & Performance

2018 Volkswagen Passat PerformanceBoth the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and Ford Fusion offer similar performances, but entirely different engines. The VW Passat comes with a 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder engine. This turbocharged and intercooled engine comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport Mode and can deliver 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Fusion includes a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. While close in output, the Fusion falls a little short at 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, making the VW Passat the more performance-savvy sedan of the two.

Entertainment & Technology Features

Each sedan offers an impressive assortment of features and technology for the driver and passengers. Each vehicle includes a dashboard-mounted screen that lets drivers access their features. The VW Passat includes the 5-inch Composition Color touchscreen and the Ford Fusion includes the 4.2-inch SYNC® system.

Both sedans include AM/FM radios, CD players with MP3 capabilities, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio streaming, and USB/auxiliary inputs for portable media devices. The Volkswagen Passat also includes the SD memory card reader. This feature lets you bring your entire saved music collection on the road!

Cabin Comfort & Space

2018 Volkswagen Passat Interior SpaceWhile the VW Passat vs. Fusion are similar in size, there's quite a few differences with their respective cabins. Each vehicle is equipped to carry five passengers with ample space for comfort. Passengers in the front row of both vehicles get more than 42 inches of legroom. However, in the rear, the VW Passat offers 39.1 inches of legroom, while rear passengers of the Ford Fusion only get 38.3 inches of legroom.

As for the comfort, each sedan offers cloth seating appointments, but the 2018 VW Passat includes an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, while the Ford Fusion offers a 6-way manual-adjustable driver's seat. The Fusion does offer a power-adjustable driver's seat, but only after a few upgrades.

Deciding Between the Volkswagen Passat vs Ford Fusion in Hardeeville, SC

Did this Volkswagen Passat vs. Ford Fusion review help you see what these two sedans offer and how they differ? You may have noticed that the VW Passat has a few notable advantages over the Fusion, but you may want to drop by Hilton Head Volkswagen to take a closer look to really gauge the VW Passat. You can even get behind the wheel and experience it out on the road!

Get a feel for the Volkswagen Passat by scheduling your test drive at Hilton Head Volkswagen. We're proud to lend a helping hand to drivers in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island for when they're torn between vehicles they're interested in.

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