2010 Chevrolet MalibuEnlarge Photo
One thing we here at Family Car Guide like to do every so often is to take a look at two competing models and see how they stack up against each other, using the ratings from our parent Web site, The Car Connection. This week, it's an all-American match-up, as we pit the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan against one of its Detroit counterparts, the 2010 Ford Fusion.
The Fusion was refreshed for 2010, while the Malibu is getting a bit older--its redesign came in 2008. So it may seem to be an unfair comparison, but as you'll see, the contest is actually closer than you'd think.