Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Ford Fusion

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Between the Chevy Malibu vs. Ford Fusion, which is the sedan that has it all? Both vehicles have gained a following for their great features and affordable price points, but our team wanted to look a little deeper to find out the best car for your hard-earned buck. So, we did the research! The Sullivan-Parkhill Auto Group compared the two vehicles on the issues that customers care about the most: safety and performance. In the end, we were blown away by the Chevy Malibu! Read on to see why this sedan bests the competition.


When you get behind the wheel of your new sedan, you just want to focus on the road ahead. Both vehicles have tons of safety features to inspire peace of mind, including stability and traction systems. While both sedans look great on paper, the Chevy Malibu blows the Ford Fusion out of the water when it comes to real life testing. When comparing NHTSA front crash tests, the Malibu scored 5 stars – the top score available! The Fusion only managed 4 stars. When comparing passenger safety, the difference was even more drastic. The Malibu scored 5 stars yet again, while the Fusion fell to 3 stars.


If efficiency is a concern, then you’ll be pleased with the Chevy Malibu’s performance. Comparing the 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder options, the Malibu gets up to 27 mpg in the city compared to only 23 mpg on the Fusion. Even when you bump up your engine to the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder options, the Malibu still gets an extra 2 miles on the highway than the Fusion. Plus, the Malibu Premier is equipped with a 9-speed automatic for an exceptionally smooth ride. The Fusion only offers a 6-speed automatic.

Test Drive Your New Sedan Today!

Between the Chevy Malibu vs. Ford Fusion, the Malibu steals the show. Both vehicles may be popular sedans, but the Malibu simply delivers the quality performance that Illinois drivers want. And we haven’t even talked about the gorgeous interior or high-tech amenities yet! Luckily, our Chevy experts are ready to showcase all the great features of our new Malibu inventory in person at the dealership. Just head to Sullivan-Parkhill to take a spin in the model of your choice. Apply for financing ahead of time or contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you soon!