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2015 Volkswagen Passat Vs Ford Fusion In Stuart, FL

Serving Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City & Jupiter, FL

Published March 23, 2016

There's no denying the Volkswagen Passat has a stellar reputation in the mid-size sedan class, and for 2015, there's even more to love about this reliable, luxurious vehicle. Wallace Volkswagen in Stuart, FL, serving the cities of Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City and Jupiter, has a gigantic selection of 2015 Passat models in stock. Our courteous salespeople are ready to welcome you and take you for a spin in this amazing car.

Let's see how the 2015 Volkswagen Passat holds its own against the Ford Fusion.

Volkswagen Passat Performance versus Ford Fusion Performance

Giving the 2015 Passat its enjoyable, smooth ride is the power that's under the hood. There are three available engines on this performance-minded sedan -- a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 170hp, a 2.0L clean diesel TDI 4-cylinder with 150hp, and a 3.6L V6 engine with an impressive 280hp. Lower trims come standard with a 4-speed manual transmission (or optional automatic) while upper trims come standard with a 6-speed automatic. By contrast, the Ford Fusion also has three engines - a 2.5L Inline-4 with 175 horsepower, a 1.5L EcoBoost Inline-4 with 181hp, and a 2.0L Inline-4 EcoBoost with 240hp. In good faith, it's important to note that the Fusion also comes with a Hybrid and all-electric engine but that's not relevant to our apples-to-apples comparison. All Fusion trims come standard with an automatic transmission. A manual transmission isn't available on any model, so if you're a hands-on driver who likes to take control, the 2015 Passat is much more suited to you.

Fuel Economy

Believe or not, an elegant mid-size sedan can be incredibly fuel-efficient, especially the 2015 Volkswagen Passat. And that's due to its engine choices. It's 2 4-cylinder engines average an EPA-estimated 24 city/35 highway. The Fusion gets only 22/34 on its comparable 4-cylinder engine. But where the 2015 Passat really has the advantage is with its diesel engine, which gets an estimated 44 mpg on the highway. That's 3 more mpg's than the Fusion Hybrid, which manages 41 mpg highway.

Passat Dimensions Compared to Fusion Dimensions

If you're a backseat passenger, you'll be much more comfortable in the 2015 Volkswagen Passat. Rear riders will enjoy more comfort, with 39.1 inches of legroom. The Fusion back-seaters will have a rougher road with only 38.3 inches of legroom. You'll also stop less at the pump with the better mileage and larger fuel tanks in the 2015 Passat. The Fusion's tank holds only 16.5 gallons of gas while you'll go much further with the 2015 Passat's 18.5 gallon tank capacity.

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