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2012 Chevrolet Malibu

2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Honda Accord Sedan

  2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Fusion 2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$22,110
$20,705
$21,480
Invoice $21,115 $19,381 $19,666
MPG
City/Highway
17/33 17/36 20/34
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line It's one of GM's best-executed products of the past few years, and even in its final year on sale, the 2012 Chevy Malibu still ranks highly for its spacious cabin, smooth performance and handsome silhouette. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. Read Full Review Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Nicely underplayed look
  • Powertrains are smooth
  • Four-cylinder's good fuel economy
  • Refined ride quality

Dislikes:

  • Navigation isn't on-board
  • Even V-6 lacks sporty feel
  • V-6 gas mileage lags

Likes:

  • A standout in a sometimes bland crowd
  • Good fit and finish
  • Soaring gas mileage numbers from the Hybrid
  • Firm, fine ride and handling

Dislikes:

  • On the smaller end of the family-car scale
  • No paddles for shifting Fusion Sport's transmission
  • Smaller V-6 groans when pushed

Likes:

  • Crisp handling
  • Quiet, almost luxury-car feel
  • Roomy seating
  • Affordability

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth hands-free is kept to a few top trims
  • Difficult backseat access (coupes)
  • Small trunk opening
  • Not a fuel-economy leader
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