2019 VW Passat vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Volkswagen Passat and 2019 Ford Fusion, separated by diagonal line and "VS" icon.

The midsize sedan class is filled with great options. These vehicles are known to deliver comfortable drives, quality interiors, economic fuel economies, roomy seating, and healthy storage space, all for an excellent price.

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat delivers all these things and more. With an excellent ride quality, plenty of passenger space, a large trunk, and a heaping helping of sleek style, it delivers just what sedan shoppers are looking for. For 2019, Volkswagen has simplified the Passat’s trim levels: there are only two now, the base Wolfsburg Edition and the upper level SE R-Line. Whichever trim you get, you’ll have a satisfying and well-performing vehicle.

One main rival in this class is the 2019 Ford Fusion. We laid out a table to illustrate the differences between the 2019 Passat and the 2019 Fusion, in order to help decide which one is best for you.

2019 Volkswagen Passat


2019 Ford Fusion

$25,295 Starting MSRP $22,840
29 mpg Fuel Economy (combined) 25
1000 Maximum Trailer Weight (lbs) 1000
72 mo / 72,000 miles Warranty 36 mo / 36,000 miles

2019 Volkswagen Passat Interior Features and Technology

Standard features in the base 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg trim include Bluetooth compatibility, two front LCD screens, HD and Satellite radio, a 6 speaker sound system, and voice recognition. More technology that we’re particularly impressed with includes three USB ports, Volkswagen Car-Net, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mirrorlink compatibility. The MIB II infotainment interface is paired with a 6.3-inch touchscreen. Push-button start and keyless entry likewise come standard.

The interior quality of the Wolfsburg is just as impressive: it’s outfitted in synthetic leather upholstery with leather interior accents. The front seats are heated; all of them are comfortable, supportive, and roomy. The look is premium and stylish. There’s plenty of cargo room too, with a trunk boasting 15.9 cu.ft. of space.

Available features include a sunroof, Fender sound system, and navigation system. The engine provides plenty of power for real-world driving situations, and the suspension delivers a smooth, comfortable ride.

The second and top-level trim, the 2019 Passat SE R-Line, boasts a starting MSRP of just $29,995, which is less than most competitors. Everything is guaranteed by Volkswagen’s famous “People First Warranty,” America’s best bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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