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2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2020 Ford Fusion

With the sweeping tides currently flowing through the automotive industry, crossovers and SUVs have become more popular than ever while sedans are starting to fall by the wayside. That means only the strongest new sedan lineups are surviving while the others get discontinued.

Two of those new sedan lineups that continue to thrive are the 2020 Volkswagen Passat and the 2020 Ford Fusion. But that still leaves one big unanswered question – which of those two new sedans is the one you should purchase? That’s the question we’re going to help you answer thanks to this 2020 Volkswagen Passat versus 2020 Ford Fusion sedan comparison from Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA.

2020 Volkswagen Passat


2020 Ford Fusion


Starting Price $23,170

174 HP & 206 lb-ft.

Power Ratings (Standard) 175 HP & 175 lb-ft.
102 cu-ft. Cubic-Feet of Passenger Room 102.8 cu-ft.
15.9 cu-ft. Trunk Size 16.0 cu-ft.


Comparing the 2020 VW Passat Lineup and the 2020 Ford Fusion Lineup in Terms of Starting Price, Power, Passenger Volume, and Trunk Capacity

As you can see by checking out the bottom three rows of our 2020 Passat versus 2020 Fusion comparison chart, these two sedan lineups are pretty similar when it comes to power ratings, passenger volume, and trunk capacity.

In fact, the 2020 Ford Fusion lineup barely edges out the 2020 Volkswagen Passat lineup in terms of passenger and cargo space, while the 2020 VW Passat lineup wins the power battle. We say that because, while the 2020 Fusion lineup features one horsepower more, the 2020 Passat lineup features far more standard torque.

So, how do you decide which new sedan is right for you? Well, for starters, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat boasts an array of safety, technology, comfort and convenience features that’s more impressive than that of the 2020 Ford Fusion – but the real deal-sealer is the fact that the 2020 Passat has a cheaper starting price than the 2020 Fusion.

If you’d like to hear more reasons why the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is the way to go, feel free to get in touch with our Herman Cook VW staff here in Encinitas, CA.