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Compare Volkswagen Passat vs. Hyundai Sonata vs. Ford Fusion Hybrid

Compare the Volkswagen Passat against the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion Hybrid. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Passat, Sonata and Fusion Hybrid stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Passat, Sonata and Fusion Hybrid. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S w/Appearance *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto Wolfsburg Edition
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0L Manual TDI SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SEL *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SEL Premium
  • 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium
  • 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited w/Wine Int
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV w/Wine Int
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited w/Wine Int
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium FWD

Prices

MSRP $20,845 $21,195 $27,200
Invoice $19,990 $20,293 $25,092
Avg. Paid $14,591 $15,376 $21,690

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.0 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.5 7.8 8.2
Interior 7.9 7.8 8.1
Cost to Own 8.9 9.1 9.1
Safety 9.4 9.1 9.2
Reliability 2.5 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of powertrain options
  • TDI model’s great fuel economy
  • Large trunk
  • Good safety scores
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Stylish interior
  • Quiet powertrain
  • Very good fuel economy
  • Good acceleration from a stop
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Slow-responding navigation system
  • Engine noise at highway speeds
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Grabby brakes

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric I4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 32 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy 44 City / 41 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sdn Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.4 110.0 112.200
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 189.8 191.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.2 72.900
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 57.9 58.000

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3166 3316 3639

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.0 103.8 102.800
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.0 39.200
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 45.5 44.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.9 57.800
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.2 55.000
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 37.800
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 34.6 38.300
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.7 56.900
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9 54.400
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 16.4 12.000

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 198 @ 6300 188 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 184 @ 4250 - TBD -
Transmission Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 36.4 35.8 37.600

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5 13.500

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.