2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Ford Fusion
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2016 Ford Fusion are probably both on your shopping list if you’re considering the purchase of a new midsize sedan this year. If that’s the case, consider the comparison below to see how these two models stack up side by side.
Powertrain and Performance
The Malibu and the Fusion are both admirable cars when it comes to performance and fuel economy. Both offer a pair of four-cylinder engines. Take a look at how the base and the upgrade options compare when it comes to power and efficiency:
- The base Malibu gets a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that makes 163 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. It earns an incredible 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. The Fusion gets a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque and an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway.
- The upgraded Malibu uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This model earns an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/2 mpg highway. The Fusion with 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder produces 231 hp and 270 lb-f to of torque, and an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
You can see that the Malibu offers both more fuel economy and more power than the Ford Fusion–no matter which configuration you choose.
Comfort and Convenience Features
The Malibu and the Fusion compete by packing valuable features into their cabins. So how do they compare? The Malibu gets keyless ignition, and a navigation system standard. The Fusion is missing both of those in the base trim level. The Malibu also gets the latest version of the OnStar telematics system, with features like enhanced roadside assistance, automatic emergency services, and more. The Fusion is missing anything like that.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet
Here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville, we’re able to bring you the Malibu and the rest of the latest Chevy vehicles. Come visit us here at 1550 E. 61st Avenue in Merrillville, IN to learn more about the Malibu today!