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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic

2009 Ford Fusion

  2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic LT 2009 Ford Fusion
MSRP
$20,320
$19,035
Invoice $19,304 $17,707
MPG
City/Highway
18/28 17/29
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic is a good car, offered at a slight discount, but the new, redesigned '08 Malibu is much better. Read Full Review The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Supple, well-controlled ride
  • Torquey and fuel-efficient engine
  • Spacious trunk

Dislikes:

  • Dated exterior styling
  • Interior materials feel dull next to the newest models
  • Seats aren't very supportive for long hauls
  • Uninspired steering

Likes:

  • Responsive steering/handling
  • Good looks
  • Cutting-edge entertainment systems
  • Available all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • No manual V-6 option
  • Fuel economy lags behind class leaders
  • Availability of stability control is limited
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