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2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

  2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
MSRP
$21,900
$21,995
Invoice $20,422 $21,225
MPG
City/Highway
22/41 21/37
Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it. Read Full Review Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Handsome, even stunning looks
  • Excellent interior space
  • Taut, inspired handling
  • Excellent EcoBoost fours--and a manual
  • Advances on the hybrid, plug-in hybrid front

Dislikes:

  • Gloss plastic trim in cabin
  • Average back-seat head room
  • Best fuel economy comes at a premium
  • No rearview camera on base car
  • Manual only on SE--for now?

Likes:

  • More nimble than ever
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Smooth six-speed automatic
  • Stylish cockpit
  • MyLink's simple connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat space and comfort
  • Eco mileage lags hybrids--and regular sedans
  • Exterior styling isn't cohesive
  • Ride impacts over rough roads
  • Premium price in a cheapskate class
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