|2017 Ford Fusion||VS||2016 Chevy Malibu|
|2.5L I-4||Base engine||1.5L I-4|
The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2016 Chevy Malibu have a few key similarities that help make them some of the most popular midsize sedans out there. If you’re in the market for a new car that offers a modern look, has plenty of safety, and feels good to drive -- then you should see how the 2017 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Chevy Malibu comparison plays out.
One characters of the 2017 Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu that sticks out is just how varied its trim levels are. Most vehicles offer trims that just offer more premium features as you go up, but with the Fusion and Malibu the trims are far more distinct. Both have individual trims that put the focus on different aspects of the vehicles, such as fuel efficiency with the available hybrid models, or trims that are extra sporty..
When looking at the base features of the 2017 Fusion and Malibu it is easy to see some differences right away. For instance, the Ford Fusion comes with a 2.5L I-4 engine while the Malibu has a smaller I-4, which falls behind in horsepower and acceleration. It’s the same story if you look at the Fusion Sport and the Malibu 2LT. Even with its turbocharged engine and impressive power, it still falls 75 horsepower short of what the Fusion has.
Both the Fusion and Malibu also are available at a premium level with luxury features. Everyone will inevitably have their own opinion on what premium audio system is better, or which brand is better, but the Fusion is rocking a 12-speaker Sony system with an amp, while the Malibu has a 9-speaker Bose. Both are going to do great at blocking out the little road noise that even gets into the interior, but ultimately it will be a personal choice.
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