If you are looking to commute throughout the Finger Lakes, you may be wondering how the Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Fusion compare. Both sedans are built with technology and style in mind. Which vehicle is right for your drives?

Drivers near Ithaca, Corning, or Binghamton, NY, can keep reading below. The team at Maguire Volkswagen created a VW Jetta vs. Ford Fusion car comparison to help you decide.

Which Has the Most Updated Technology?

The most recent model year of the Ford Fusion is from the 2020 line of vehicles. So, if your traveling is dependent on updated technology, like navigation, you'll find a better match with the 2021 VW Jetta. What are some examples?

Viewing trip information is essential for every traveler. With the Ford Fusion, drivers can access trip information with 4.2-inch dual, configurable LCD screens.

However, the VW Jetta lets drivers view the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. The information cluster presents customizable driving information, like speed and estimated arrival time. Its high-resolution screen creates sharper route guidance.

The VW Jetta also has available wireless phone charging. This makes it easier to leave the USB cords at home and stay connected to your preferred smartphone. Wireless charging is not available in the Ford Fusion.

Does the VW Jetta or Ford Fusion Perform Better?

If you are searching for efficiency, you'll find that the VW Jetta outperforms the gas-powered trims of the Ford Fusion.

The Ford Fusion's most efficient gas-powered engine is the 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 engine. It generates an EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway MPG.

While this is efficient, it is not as eco-friendly as the fuel economy created by the 1.4L TSI® in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine of the VW Jetta. It can deliver an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG

Which Car Is Easier to Park?

If you're running a little late for that all-important date, you'll want to slide into the closest parking spot to keep your table.

Both the VW Jetta and Ford Fusion have a rear-view camera systems, but which is easier to park?


Exterior Length

Exterior Width

Ford Fusion

191.8 in.

75.2 in. (without mirrors)

VW Jetta

185.1 in.

70.8 in.

The Fusion is over a half-foot longer than the VW Jetta. The VW Jetta checks in at 70.8 inches wide. This is slimmer than the 75.2 inches of the Ford Fusion.

What does this add up to? You'll be able to back into a garage or parallel park with greater ease while driving the 2021 VW Jetta than the 2020 Ford Fusion.

The Verdict

When comparing the VW Jetta vs. Ford Fusion, the VW Jetta has trimmer exterior dimensions and newer technology. How can you check out the VW Jetta?

If you live near Ithaca, Corning, or Binghamton, New York, just stop by Maguire Volkswagen. Our team can help you schedule a test drive to get a better feel for the VW Jetta.

¹ 30 city/41 highway mpg (2021 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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