2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Ford Fusion

Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, VS Icon, and Red 2019 Ford Fusion

Volkswagen’s latest addition — the 2019 VW Arteon midsize sedan — pleases on many levels, with its sleek and stylish design, powerful engine, excellent driving characteristics, spacious and refined interior, generous warranty coverage, and advanced multimedia and safety features. In this 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Ford Fusion comparison, we show how the new Arteon outshines the midsize sedan competition.

On the performance front, the VW Arteon easily outmuscles the Ford Fusion. Its state-of-the-art 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine delivers an impressive 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, compared to 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque for the Ford Fusion’s base 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine. Also, the Arteon has the more advanced transmission. It comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic, while the Fusion has a 6-speed automatic.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon VS 2019 Ford Fusion
268-hp/258 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 175-hp/175 lb-ft
8-speed Automatic Transmission 6-speed Automatic
6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain
Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System No

Compare the VW Arteon and Ford Fusion

When you buy a car, it’s nice to not have to worry about expensive repairs. The VW Arteon helps this cause with the very generous 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. The Ford Fusion only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

For even more reassurance, the VW Arteon comes standard with a wide array of advanced safety features and driver assistance technologies. This includes the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the Intelligent Crash Response System, a rearview camera, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Assist.

Would you like to get behind the wheel of the 2019 VW Arteon? Do you live in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Venice, or elsewhere in the Los Angeles-area? Check out the fun-to-drive and feature-rich VW Arteon at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!


Front View of Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Dashboard and Grey Front Seats in 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Rear View of Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Infotainment System Touchscreen of 2019 Volkswagen Arteon