Compare Ford Fusion to the Chevy Malibu in Boardman, OH

Comparing the 2018 Ford Fusion to the Chevrolet Malibu at Donnell Ford serving Poland, OH


Whether you're the head of a small family looking for a ride that can keep up with everyone's busy days or you're a solo driver that likes to have some extra interior space as you cruise through every errand, there's no denying that a mid-size sedan can keep nearly everyone smiling. Of course, we here at Donnell Ford absolutely love everything that the 2018 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan can bring to your daily drives, but we know that savvy Austintown, OH car-shoppers need more than just our word for it! So, to give you the proof you want and deserve, we've put together a list of details comparing the 2018 Fusion to one of its main rivals: the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. After looking at the facts, we think you'll find that the Fusion pulls ahead of the Malibu with ease.

You'll find that the 2018 Ford Fusion comes in five different trim levels for you to consider for your Boardman driving needs: the S, SE, Titanium, Sport, and Platinum trims. On the outside, you'll find a dynamically sculpted hood that's sure to draw all eyes your way, a chrome grille and halogen fog lights up front, LED taillights around back, and 19-inch aluminum wheels on the sides. Climb into the cabin and discover the comfort of a 6-way driver's seat, a power moonroof to let in the light, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SYNC 3 infotainment system adds to your entertainment and connectivity, safety technologies like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Enhanced Active Park Assist prevent harm coming your way, and there's even a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine cranking out 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque in kind. The Fusion will take you anywhere you want to go from Canfield to East Liverpool and beyond but, no matter where that destination is, the first place it will take you is to the front of the pack.

There's more to learn about the Fusion, so check out the comparison to the Malibu below. One look at how these sedans pair head-to-head and you'll be a Ford fan for years to come.

The 2018 Ford Fusion vs. the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

  • The standard engine in the 2018 Ford Fusion provides you with 173 horsepower to help you blast off towards the horizon. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu's base engine only produces 160 horsepower, putting it at an obvious disadvantage.
  • The Fusion comes standard with aluminum alloy wheels for added style; the Malibu's standard steel wheels just don't quite stack up.
  • Additionally, the Fusion also comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity while the Malibu, sadly, only offers it on higher trim levels.
  • around back, a slightly larger cargo area puts the Fusion ahead of the Malibu once more, allowing you to bring just a little more with you on your trips.
  • Similarly, there's a lot more passenger space in the Fusion than the Malibu thanks to increased head room and leg room in both the front seats and the rear seats.
  • The standard Fusion model comes with 8 exterior and 2 interior color options; the Malibu, on the other hand, only provides 2 exterior and 1 interior color option.
  • Moving up to the highest trim levels - the Fusion Platinum AWD and the Malibu Premier - you'll find that the Fusion offers the additional benefits of an engine with more torque, all-wheel drive, standard adaptive cruise control and parking assistance technology, and a sunroof. To get these features in the Malibu, you'll either have to pay more or they simply aren't available at all.

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