Compare 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
4-Door Sedan LS 27 36 $22,387 $23,320
4-Door Sedan LT 27 36 $24,211 $25,220
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $26,803 $27,920
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $29,779 $31,020
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
FWD SE 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
AWD SE 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
FWD Titanium 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,571
$21,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,680
$22,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 102.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 37.6
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3431
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LFV 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96
Trans Order Code
MNH 44W-A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2019 Malibu arriving; 2018s still in good supply
  • Employee Discount + $2,500 factory rebate on 2018s
  • Lease a 2018 from $199 for 36 months
  • $750 bonus with GM financing on 2018s
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2018 Ford Fusion
  • 2019 Fusion arriving; 2018s still in good supply
  • Up to $4,500 factory cash on 2018s; $1,500 on 2019s
  • Lease a 2018 from $209 for 36 months
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