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2010 Ford Fusion

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

  2010 Ford Fusion 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
MSRP
$19,695
$21,605
Invoice $18,433 $20,416
MPG
City/Highway
17/31 22/34
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. Read Full Review The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • More powerful AND more fuel-efficient
  • SYNC audio/calling interface
  • Improved interior quality and quietness
  • Solid build quality
  • New Sport and Hybrid models

Dislikes:

  • Rear seat-back release only in trunk
  • Somewhat tight backseat
  • Basic transmission has only "D" and "L" positions
  • Sport model doesn't offer paddle shifters

Likes:

  • Elegant interior styling and top-tier materials
  • Refined, responsive powertrains
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Feels different than rivals
  • Good roadholding

Dislikes:

  • Not very sporty
  • No screen-based nav system
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