2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Ford Fusion

Volkswagen is introducing an exciting new vehicle to their model lineup for the 2019 model-year: the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon midsize sedan. The new Arteon pleases on many levels, with its sleek coupe-like styling, powerful engine, excellent driving dynamics, and spacious and comfortable interior. An expected midsize sedan competitor of the Arteon is the Ford Fusion. Let's see how the two sedans stack up in this 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Ford Fusion comparison.

The 2019 Arteon delivers an exhilarating driving experience. It comes equipped with the sophisticated 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine, which churns out 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine in the 2018 Fusion only manages 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Also, with the Arteon, you'll benefit from the higher number of gears for the transmission. It has an 8-speed automatic, compared the 6-speed automatic for the Fusion.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon VS 2018 Ford Fusion
268-hp Horsepower (Base Engine) 175-hp
258 lb-ft Torque (Base Engine) 175 lb-ft
8-speed Automatic Transmission Type 6-speed Automatic
6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty  3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain

VW Arteon vs Ford Fusion: Which midsize sedan is better?

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's hard not to be moved by the striking design of the Arteon. Midsize sedans tend to have conservative styling, but the design of the Arteon is quite bold, with a coupe-like profile, aggressive front grille, and wide stance. For a premium look, the Arteon comes standard with LED headlights and frameless side windows, while the rear decklid spoiler gives the sedan an element of sportiness.

Volkswagen infused the Arteon with a high level of safety. Unlike the Fusion, it comes standard with the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Additional standard safety features in the Arteon include Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking, and a rearview camera.

The Arteon also has the advantage over the Fusion for warranty coverage. It's backed by a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty, compared to a 3-years/36,000-miles basic and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty for the Fusion.