2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2016 Ford Fusion are both midsize sedans that deliver class-leading efficiency, performance, and safety. Either one will no doubt make a solid choice if you’re shopping for a vehicle in this class. If you’re trying to decide between them, read on for a comprehensive comparison.


The Ford Fusion is simply more expensive than the Chevy Malibu. The Fusion starts at $23,475 MSRP with destination. The Chevy Malibu starts at only $22,500 MSRP including destination.

Powertrain and Performance

You’ll find that both of these vehicles deliver a solid blend of performance and efficiency—you’ll just find that the Malibu delivers more fuel economy and equivalent performance compared to the Ford:

  • The Chevy Malibu gets a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that generates 163 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is capable of up to 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. The Malibu is available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is rated at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
  • The Ford Fusion uses a 2.5L four-cylinder that generates 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. This engine is rated at22 mpg city/34 mpg highway. The Fusion is also offered with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that cranks out 231 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This model earns an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The Malibu comes standard with features that are missing from the Ford Fusion. Those include a navigation system and keyless ignition. Neither of those features are included standard in the Fusion. The Malibu also gets the OnStar system with in-car WiFi hotspot and 4G LTE connectivity. The Fusion is not offered with a telematics system with those features.

Come Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago Now

When it’s time to upgrade your family sedan, drive the latest Chevy Malibu here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet. We are your local Chicagoland Chevy dealer and we’re located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, IL, and we hope to see you soon!