2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Ford Fusion

It's common knowledge that Volkswagen makes reliable, long-lasting vehicles. It's hard to drive anywhere without seeing an old VW happily chugging down the road—but how do modern VWs stand up to the formidable competition on the market today? 

The good news is that Volkswagen has kept up with modern design, but so have competitors. Let's take a look at how the 2017 Volkswagen Passat measures up against the competing 2017 Ford Fusion. Ford is also known for making long-lasting vehicles and is known for specializing in their trucks, and while Volkswagen has its fair share of hauling-capable vehicles, it's better known for the sedans and wagons we know and love. 

2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Ford Fusion
$22,440 MSRP $22,610
27 Combined MPG 25
1.8L I-4 Engine

2.5L I-4

5 Seating Accommodations 5

Why Should I Buy the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Right off the bat, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat has a lower MSRP than its Ford competitor. Though the difference isn't much, it's the beginning of savings that will continue over time when as you save money on gas with the Passat's better gas mileage. This improved gas mileage does come with a slightly less powerful engine, but when you're looking for a sedan to commute to work, get around town, or take a road trip, engine power has limited importance—especially when it means getting better gas mileage.  

In addition to the money-saving benefits, Volkswagen offers a Fender Premium Audio System. If you're like most folks, a good sound system can make a ride in the car pass much more enjoyably whether you're on a short morning commute or making that long-haul trip to go visit your favorite aunt. 

When you're ready to get a feel behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, come see us at J. Bertolet VW. We're happy to show you our inventory and help you find the car that suits your needs. We can tell you all about the features in our Volkswagens and even try out that Fender sound system when we hit the road. See you soon! 

Black 2017 Volkswagen Passat parked outside a building
Interior seating in 2017 Volkswagen Passat
Front dash of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat
White 2017 VW Passat on the road