2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion

When it comes to sedans, midsize models are some of the most popular because their cabins are more comfortable – especially for taller drivers or growing families. Nearly every auto brand has a midsize sedan in their vehicle lineup, so finding the right one for you can be especially difficult. We are making the process easier for you by providing a comparison between two top-selling models: the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Ford Fusion. 

Side by side, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Ford Fusion are very similar in stature and offer some of the most spacious trunks in the midsize class. That means you can fit more merchandise after a session of retail therapy – or more luggage for a cross-country road trip! 

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Ford Fusion
$22,440 MSRP $22,120

1.8L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6 

Engine Options

2.5L Duratec I-4

1.5L I-4 EcoBoost

2.0L I-4 EcoBoost

2.7L EcoBoost V6

5  Seating Accommodations 5
15.9 cubic feet  Trunk Space 16 cubic feet

2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat comes available with two engine options, each of which offers a fun driving experience and is easy on fuel. These engine options include: 

  • 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder (170 horsepower / 184 lb.-ft. torque power output; 23 mpg-city / 34 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 18.5-gallon fuel tank; 425.5-city / 629-highway mile estimated driving range) 

  • 3.6L V6 engine (280 horsepower / 258 lb.-ft. torque (with premium fuel) power output; 20 mpg-city / 28 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 18.5-gallon fuel tank; 370-city / 518-highway mile estimated driving range) 

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat – or if you have any questions about our 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion comparison – please contact us or visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen today! 

Front dash of 2017 Volkswagen Passat with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
2017 Volkswagen Passat in black
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Front/side profile of 2017 Volkswagen Passat

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