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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Volkswagen Jetta than in the Ford Fusion, due to the Volkswagen Jetta'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 Jetta.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Jetta as you will with the Ford Fusion, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Jetta is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Volkswagen Jetta will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Fusion.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Jetta is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Volkswagen Jetta is slightly shorter than the Ford Fusion, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Jetta has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Jetta is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Volkswagen Jetta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Fusion.

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2017 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,895 - $27,895

2017 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,610 - $38,750
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City MPG: 23 - 28 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 33 - 40 29 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,179 - $26,779 $21,592 - $36,620

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*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.