Each of these models drives and handles a bit better than the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic, and the new Malibu especially has impressive refinement and a stunning interior that feels elegant and upscale.
The Fusion's interior is quite stark, but with great handling, it's the choice for driving enthusiasts.
At the Malibu Classic's price, most competing vehicles come with less standard equipment, but they all offer something that the Malibu Classic does not: an economical four-cylinder engine.
Perhaps closest to the Malibu Classic's package is the Kia Optima V-6, which in top-of-the-line trim poses a similar value.
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|2008 Chevrolet Malibu ClassicBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet MalibuBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2009 Pontiac G6Browse Used Listings||2008 Kia OptimaBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan LT||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD||4-Door Sedan w/1SV||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan LT||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||4dr Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Automatic||Manual w/OD|