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2016 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Ford Fusion
          Run, don't walk, to test drive the 2016 Ford Fusion.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Fusion has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

The 2016 Ford Fusion2 is surprisingly fuel efficient, getting an EPA estimated 442 MPGs in the city and 412 MPGs on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas3.

Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:

Picked up this car @ the end of May & have to say, so far, it has lived up to past reviews; it is a TERRIFIC car in all categories. The ride, build quality, comfort, tech features, etc. - it's all on point! The interior is VERY quiet & the sound system is like having the Boston Symphony Orchestra riding along with you. I have owned MANY cars thru the years & have to say that by far, this is the best sounding system I have EVER heard; figures, with 12 speakers! The features are all customizable & you can turn on / off, the things you don't need / use. The owner's manual is quite extensive, I use it as a reference, rather than read it in its entirety! Don't walk, RUN to your dealer & get one!
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Features

The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2016 Ford Fusion4, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu5.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Fusion4, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu5, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford FusionVS2016 Chevrolet Malibustandard4Leather Seatingoptional5standard4Rear Parking Aidstandard6
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Performance

The 2016 Ford Fusion's7 increased torque - 2707 lb.-ft. vs. 2606 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford FusionVS2016 Chevrolet Malibu2707Torque2606

Technical

The 2016 Ford Fusion's8 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2016 Ford FusionVS2016 Chevrolet Malibuhas8All Driven Wheels

Usability

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2016 Ford Fusion's9 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2016 Ford Fusion9 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2016 Ford FusionVS2016 Chevrolet Malibu169Storage Volume15101129Wheelbase11110

Pricing

The 2016 Ford Fusion9 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu10 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
The difference in MSRP between the 2016 Ford Fusion9 and the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu10 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $975: loads of standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $975 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?
2016 Ford FusionVS2016 Chevrolet Malibu59Corrosion Warranty310226009MSRP2162510
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

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3 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

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