Shopping for a powerful yet stylish way to make a statement on the streets? A new sedan, such as the 2019 Audi A4 or the Ford Fusion, may be exactly what you're looking for. These cars have earned praise for their performance and have drawn interest from Burlington and South Burlington to Essex Junction.

See which car better suits your daily drive in our car comparison. It's the sedan showdown of the year, and our team at Audi South Burlington is eager to offer you a front-row seat!

2019 A4 vs Fusion: Safety Behind the Wheel

First and foremost, you want a sedan that has what it takes to help keep you safe. The 2019 A4 and the Fusion make safety a priority-in fact, both come standard with extensive driver-assist suites.

The Audi sedan is equipped with Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city, while the Ford uses a similar suite. Both suites offer features such as:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision assist
  • Pedestrian detection

In a show of confidence in their passive safety systems, both cars earned a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. However, only the Audi A4 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK. While the Ford Fusion did well on most IIHS crash tests, it earned a Poor rating for its headlamps.

The Captivating Performance of a Luxury Car

The Audi A4 and the Ford Fusion are known for their throaty engines. Their base engines make for excellent daily drivers. The 2.0-liter TFSI® 4-cylinder engine in the Audi A4 kicks out 188 or 248 horsepower depending on the drivetrain equipped. The 4-cylinder engine in the Fusion serves up a respectable, although lesser, 175 horsepower.

For more thrills, just upgrade. The Fusion's twin-turbo V6 engine cranks out 325 horsepower. Of course, if you shop the sport variant of the Audi A4-dubbed the Audi S4-you'll have up to 349 horsepower on tap. Remember, the Audi is a smaller car, so all that power goes so much farther!

Front-wheel drive is standard on both cars, but all-wheel drive is available. The quattro® all-wheel drive system on the Audi A4 can intelligently send power to the wheels with the most grip.

Audi A4 Sedan vs Ford Fusion: Cabin Design

Comfort awaits inside the 2019 A4 and the Fusion. These cars make heated, cooled, and power-adjustable front seats standard or available. Leather seating surfaces up the style factor while offering a smoother and easy-to-clean experience in the cabin.

Keep in mind, however, that only the Audi A4 is a luxury car. It makes many of the above amenities standard and elevates them higher than the Fusion. Dark Brown Walnut Wood or Gray Oak Natural Wood accents come standard in the Audi A4 and cover the dash, door panels, and center console.

The Ford Fusion uses many quality materials, but it lacks the real wood inlays of the Audi sedan. It also lacks ambient LED cabin lighting-another feature you'll find available in the Audi.

Should I Buy the A4 or the Fusion?

The thrilling roads of Burlington, South Burlington, and Essex Junction are waiting for you! We hope this car comparison helps you evaluate the 2019 Audi A4 and the Ford Fusion as you shop.

While both sedans up the ante for performance, the A4 has the edge when it comes to style and safety. If you care about those qualities, you can see the A4 in person here at Audi South Burlington. Take a test drive and get the hands-on experience you need to decide!

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