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Compare the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2019 Volkswagen Jetta 2018 Ford Fusion Versus

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Ford Fusion

1.4L TSI 4-Cylinder


2.5L Duratec I4
30 city / 40 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 32 hwy
184 lb-ft


174 lb-ft

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Available in five models, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mid-size German sedan with a robust powertrain and intelligent cockpit. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a full-size American sedan that comes in 12 trims. Some of the Jetta's class-leading mechanical features include the Cross Differential XDS and Tiptronic automatic transmission system. A 10.0-inch digital instrument cluster and the BeatsAudio speakers also give this VW model some bragging rights in digital technology.


Top 2019 Jetta Performance Specs

  • • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission System
  • • Driving Mode Selector
  • • 0.27 Coefficient of Drag
  • • 40 MPG on the Highway
  • • Cross Differential XDS

The eight-speed automatic transmission system in the 2019 VW Jetta comes with the Tiptronic technology and Sport Mode. With a tap of a touch screen in the central console, you could choose one of several drivetrain settings in the Drive Mode Selector. Equipped with the Cross Differential XDS, this sedan maintains good stability while navigating a curved road or making a sharp turn at an intersection. For its powerful design, the 1.4 L turbocharged engine delivers a stunning fuel economy of 40 MPG on the highway and 30 MPG in the city. The 2018 Fusion’s lower acceleration, fuel economy and overall engine performance simply can’t keep up with the new 2019 Jetta.


Notable 2019 Jetta Interior Tech Amenities:

  • • 10.0-Inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • • 8.0-Inch Touch-Screen Infotainment System
  • • Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect
  • • BeatsAudio Speakers
  • • HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Measuring 10.0-inches diagonally, the all-new Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is installed in the instrument cluster of the 2019 VW Jetta. The Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system includes an 8.0-inch touch screen in the central console. This premium sedan also offers a high-end sound system by the award-winning BeatsAudio brand that's a global leader in acoustic technology. The Fusion has an Infotainment display that's less than half the size of the Jetta's. Unlike the Jetta, the Ford doesn't come with a standard USB port with Audio Connectivity, nor does it include standard Apple CarPlay and Android Audio.

Safety and Security

Key 2019 Jetta Safety Features

  • • Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • • Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor
  • • Park Distance Control
  • • Light Assist With High Beam Control
  • • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • • Side Curtain Protection Airbags

Using a radar sensor that faces the road ahead, the 2019 VW Jetta's Front Assist technology could issue collision warnings and automatically engage the brakes. The Park Distance Control precisely guides you into and out of parallel parking spaces by emitting loud beeps in the dashboard. Linked to a forward-facing camera, the Light Assist adjusts the vehicle's high beams on dark roads. This VW sedan also has the patented Side Curtain Protection airbags that mitigate head injuries to occupants in the first and second rows.

The Fusion doesn't come with standard Blind Spot Detection, and the Fusion actually has less airbags as well. To top it off, the 2019 Jetta provides standard post-collision braking that automatically brakes your vehicle if you find yourself in an accident to prevent further damage or injury, but the Fusion offers no such equivalent feature.

Pohanka Volkswagen welcomes customers who'd like to test drive the 2019 Jetta. This premium sedan is available in the SE, R-Line, SEL Premium and other editions!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.