Take a look at the competition before buying your New Chevy Malibu, and you will confirm your decision, giving yourself extra peace of mind before making the investment. The 2016 Ford Fusion offers strong competition for the Malibu, but it simply can’t take the sedan out of the lead.
Chevy Malibu Price
When you start looking for a new sedan, you are likely to pay close attention to the prices of various models. The 2016 Malibu has a starting MSRP of just $21,625**, nearly a full $1,000 less than the Fusion’s MSRP of $22,600. This means that you can get more features or simply save on your monthly payments with the Malibu.
Chevy Malibu Efficiency
In addition to saving you money on your initial purchase, the Chevy Malibu will keep saving you money over time thanks to its excellent fuel efficiency. The Ford Fusion gives you 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway*, which seems reasonable. The Malibu puts these numbers to shame with 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway*.
Chevy Malibu Engines
Continue your comparison by looking at the engines, and the Chevy continues to hold its lead. It is true that the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in the Ford Fusion generates slightly more horsepower than the Chevy Malibu’s 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Keep in mind, however, that the Malibu makes up the difference by taking the lead for torque. Since it has more torque and better fuel efficiency, it is the clear winner in an engine comparison.
Learn more about the 2016 Chevy Malibu and how it stands up to the competition at Jay Hodge Chevrolet in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.