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2014 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2014 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen Passat offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Ford Fusion. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fusion, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Volkswagen Passat will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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. The Volkswagen Passat and the Ford Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Passat is about the same width as the Ford Fusion. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Passat takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Fusion.

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat 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 Passat and the Ford Fusion. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen Passat as you will in the Ford Fusion.

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

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2014 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $20,845 - $34,265

2014 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $21,970 - $32,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 20 - 31 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 43 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,990 - $32,860 $20,488 - $30,074

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