2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Ford Fusion

VW is a classy brand, but they may have just outdone themselves with the all-new Arteon. It’s sleek, it’s attractive, and it’s loaded with features and performance. Even with all this, how does it stack up against other more traditional sedans on the market? Let’s find out with our 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Ford Fusion comparison. We’ll take a look under the hood, into the drivetrain, and even at the warranty to determine which of these models comes out on top.

If you would like to see our new Arteon inventory at New Century Volkswagen in Los Angeles, then just click the link that we have for you below. Otherwise, we encourage you to keep reading so that you can learn more about the Arteon and why it’s so much better than its Ford competitor.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon


2018 Ford Fusion

Available All-Wheel Drive Limited Availability
268 Standard Horsepower 175
258 Pound-Feet Standard Torque 175 Pound-Feet
6-Years or 72,000-Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 3-Years or 36,000-Miles

How does the Arteon compare to the Fusion?

All-wheel drive is turning into a must for many drivers, which is why Fusion fans were happy when Ford announced it would invest in an all-wheel-drive version of the car. Sadly, the Fusion was never designed with AWD in mind, and so the Fusion only has a few trims that can boast of this feature. The Arteon took an entirely different approach. Its engineers designed it with AWD in mind from the very start, and that’s why 4Motion® AWD from VW is available on every Arteon trim level.

What good is all-wheel drive if you don’t also get a fun engine to enjoy it with? That’s exactly the thought behind the engine choice for the 2019 Arteon. It may be smaller than the standard engine of the Ford, at just 2 liters, but with its turbocharger, the Arteon can power passed the 2.5-liter-powered Fusion with no problem. Over 90 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet of torque will not go unnoticed when pulling away from a stop light or even accelerating to pass on the highway.

What’s more, that power transitions to the road even smoother in the Arteon because it employs a standard 8-speed transmission standard. The Fusion, on the other hand, is stuck with a 6-speed transmission standard.

Volkswagen is also ready to back this new car up with a stellar warranty. Not only can you enjoy complete bumper-to-bumper coverage, but you can continue to enjoy it for double the years and miles that the Fusion offers. This really seems like a no-brainer.