2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs Ford Fusion

Choosing your next sedan can be tough when you’re considering the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Ford Fusion. Both of these vehicles offer an impressive performance with an assortment of sophisticated features and technology. But when it’s time to choose, you have to carefully consider what each vehicle offers you and your experiences of driving through Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano.

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we’re here to help drivers learn more about the VW Jetta vs. Fusion to see what they offer, how they differ, and which one seems like the best choice.

VW Jetta vs Ford Fusion Engine Performance & Efficiency

2019 Volkswagen JettaThere’s a pretty significant difference between these sedans and their respective engine set ups. The VW Jetta includes a 1.4-liter TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled engine. The Ford Fusion includes a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. In terms of torque, the VW Jetta leads with 184 lb-ft vs. the 175 lb-ft of torque that the Fusion can produce.

One major difference that’s readily apparent is the fuel economy. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta gets an EPA-estimated 30/40/34 MPG city/highway/combined.1 The Ford Fusion, on the other hand, only gets 21/32/25 MPG city/highway/combined—according to EPA estimates.

Media & Technology Features

Each sedan includes impressive infotainment screens that are mounted into the dashboard. The VW Jetta is equipped with the 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen, while the Ford Fusion features the smaller 4.2-inch SYNC® screen. Other than the difference in size, the Ford Fusion doesn’t offer touchscreen capabilities unless the vehicle is upgraded.

The vehicles each feature plenty of media options, like the AM/FM radio, Bluetooth®-pairing, and inputs for USB or auxiliary-connected media devices. The VW Jetta also includes the Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect. This system integrates your phone into the 6.5-inch touchscreen to make accessing your apps, media library, and your phone contacts easier. Each vehicle includes respective 4-speaker sound systems to play the audio selection.

Sedan Style & Appearance

2019 Volkswagen JettaOther than the sedan body, the Ford Fusion and VW Jetta don’t really share any stylistic similarities. The VW Jetta carries over its iconic look but with subtle refinements to the front and rear sections of the body. It includes smooth and direct curves with its iconic grille and emblem right in front. The Ford Fusion lacks the pomp and frills of the VW Jetta by incorporating a plain and uninspired appearance. The less-is-more approach with its grille doesn’t translate well with the rest of the body and the sedan merely blends in, as opposed to standing out.

Want to learn more about the top sedan? Check out the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review!

Deciding Between the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs Ford Fusion

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we hope this VW Jetta vs. Fusion comparison helped you get a sense of what these sedans offer and how they differ. But now that you’re familiar with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and its numerous advantages, you probably want to learn even more about this sedan. You can come by and visit us for a closer look or you can climb into the cabin and take the vehicle out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine. We’re here to help drivers in Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano for when it’s time to find the right car!


1 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.