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2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Ford Fusion
          The 2018 Ford Fusion: the more you look, the more innovation you see.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Fusion has been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1

Features

The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2018 Ford Fusion2, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu3.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2018 Ford Fusion2, 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 2018 Chevrolet Malibu3, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
The 2018 Ford Fusion's4 standard sunroof lets the light in on even the gloomiest day. Sadly, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu's3 sunroof will cost you extra.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibustandard2LEATHER SEATINGoptional3standard2REAR PARKING AIDoptional3standard4SUNROOFoptional3

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Fusion5, boasting 75 more horses and 29 more horses per ton than the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu6.
The 2018 Ford Fusion's5 increased torque - 3505 lb.-ft. vs. 2606 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibu3255HORSEPOWER25061775HORSEPOWER PER TON14863505TORQUE2606

Safety

The 2018 Ford Fusion's4 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the Malibu? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu3, so it will cost you.
If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2018 Ford Fusion4, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu3, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibustandard4BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEMoptional3standard4LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEMoptional3

Technical

The 2018 Ford Fusion's7 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibuhas7ALL DRIVEN WHEELS-

Usability

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2018 Ford Fusion's8 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 2018 Ford Fusion8 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibu168STORAGE VOLUME1591128WHEELBASE1119

Pricing

The 2018 Ford Fusion8 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu9 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
2018 Ford FusionFoo2018 Chevrolet Malibu58CORROSION WARRANTY39
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