2015 Volkswagen CC vs. Ford Fusion

When you’re shopping for a comfortable and a reliable sedan, you certainly have plenty to choose from.

The 2015 Volkswagen CC and the Ford Fusion are two choices that could suit drivers in Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Rancho Santa Margarita well. But which is the better option?

In this 2015 Volkswagen CC vs. Ford Fusion vehicle comparison, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine looks at some of the main features, helping to clarify what sets these two vehicles apart.

Let’s start by talking about the interior and exterior design.

2015 Volkswagen CC

VW CC vs Ford Fusion Design

The 2015 Volkswagen CC has a remarkably well-built and attractive interior. The seats feature active ventilation and even a massage function, making rush hour a little more enjoyable. The buttons and controls feel firm and secure, adding to the overall feeling of quality and luxury.

The interior plastics and fabrics in the Ford Fusion are comparable but seem a little more utilitarian. Granted, the optional SE Luxury Package can upgrade the interior to include leather upholstery and heated front seats, but it’s going to cost you.

In terms of exterior design, the two sedans seem to have a similar overall build, with one noticeable difference in the front end. Personal preference will rule, with drivers deciding on a thinner and more angular front like on the Volkswagen CC or a thick and chunky front like the Ford Fusion.

Performance Specs

In the Volkswagen CC, we find a 200-horsepower turbocharged base engine that delivers both power and efficiency. Helping the Volkswagen to navigate turns and corners is the sport-tuned suspension and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. And for additional driving power, owners can opt to give the CC a 280-horsepower V6 engine.

The Ford Fusion has a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a SelectShift automatic transmission, giving it efficiency. But drivers hoping for a V6 option will be disappointed.

The Fusion’s base engine opens up just 175 horsepower, and even the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine caps out at 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

At the end of the day, the Volkswagen CC is a powerful driving machine compared with the Ford Fusion.


Unfortunately, neither the Volkswagen CC nor the Ford Fusion deliver a perfect tech suite, although in Volkswagen’s defense, the CC is geared more toward an exceptional driving experience than hands-free calling.

Now that’s not to say the Volkswagen CC can’t handle hands-free calling. In fact, with Bluetooth technology, the CC can also stream audio from compatible devices. And the 5-inch touchscreen navigation system helps to make sure drivers get to their next destination quickly and easily.

The Ford Fusion provides similar functionality with the MyFord Touch infotainment system, but there seems to be a bit of a learning curve. Being far from intuitive, controlling the hands-free calling and navigation systems in the Ford Fusion can be frustrating.

For drivers seeking a responsive and efficient ride with modern technology, the 2015 Volkswagen CC is a viable option. However, to really experience the difference, you should schedule a test drive of the 2015 Volkswagen CC at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.

Serving the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach, we have a large selection of new Volkswagen vehicles to choose from, including the Volkswagen CC. Schedule your test drive online today and visit us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine, CA.