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2014 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2014 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Volkswagen Jetta than in the Ford Fusion, due to the Volkswagen Jetta's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Fusion, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Volkswagen Jetta is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Jetta and the Ford Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Jetta is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Volkswagen Jetta, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fusion.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Jetta doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Fusion.

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Jetta is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Jetta and the Ford Fusion. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen Jetta as you will in the Ford Fusion.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Jetta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Fusion.

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2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
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2014 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $21,970 - $32,600
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 23 - 30 22
Highway MPG: 33 - 42 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,067 - $28,584 $20,488 - $30,074

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