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2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Bowie, MD

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Finding a new sedan can be a tedious task, with all of the research and legwork that goes into the process. Lucky for you, Pohanka VW has done the work with a comparison between a pair of the top sedans on the market. Compare the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Bowie, MD, and see which is the best vehicle for you!

You’ll have safety and security if you’re in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat. VW models are famous for their commitment to keeping you safe on the road, and the 2016 Passat is no exception. It was recognized for its extensive safety features by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by being named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus when equipped with available Front Assist1. The 2016 Ford Fusion was not named on this list. In addition, the Passat earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA in Overall Side Crash Safety and Front Side Crash tests; by comparison, the Fusion earned a 4-star and 3-star rating, respectively.

The comparison between the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Bowie, MD, continues as we examine the interiors on both vehicles. The Passat comes standard with six speakers to enjoy your music with, compared to just four speakers on the base trim level of the Fusion. For even more entertainment, the Passat comes with a 5-inch color touchscreen display to control all of your entertainment features. If you’re riding in the 2016 Fusion, you’ll notice that its base trim level doesn’t have a touchscreen display. To keep you and your passengers comfortable whether it’s in the sweltering summer months or the chilly winter, the Passat has dual-zone climate control, so both you and your front passenger can have your individual temperatures. Once again, the Fusion falls short by providing just a single climate control system.

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat continues its strong performance under the hood with a pair of high-performance engines. It comes standard with a 1.8L turbocharged engine that outlasts the competition with 38 MPG hwy2. By comparison, the Fusion comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that tops out at 34 MPG hwy3. If you’re looking for more power, both vehicles have V6 engines to give you a little more oomph when you hit the gas pedal. The Passat’s 3.6L V6 achieves a remarkable 280 horsepower4 for a smooth ride along the John Hanson Highway. The Fusion can’t match that same level of power as its 2.0L EcoBoost® engine is limited to 231 horsepower.

After careful consideration between the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Bowie, MD, it should be clear that the Passat is a remarkable vehicle worth your consideration. Test drive the Passat today at Pohanka VW! We are located at 1720 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD. 


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1. Front Assist is available only on select trim levels and may require Driver Assistance package. Package is sold order only for Golf GTI models. “Top Safety Pick+” based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint tests, and small overlap front tests; and no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention.  For details visit www.iihs.org.

2. Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

3. EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

4. Performance specifications based on manufacturer's ratings achieved with premium fuel.

Touchscreen Display on the 2016 Passat

2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Ford Fusion near Bowie, MD

Interior of the 2016 VW Passat