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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Ford
Fusion

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$23,170 to $36,450
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 20 - 23 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Fusion than in the Volkswagen Passat, due to the Ford Fusion's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Fusion, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Fusion is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion is much wider than the Volkswagen Passat, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fusion doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Ford Fusion has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Ford Fusion as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.