2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Chevy Malibu

As two of the most popular models in the midsize sedan segment, the Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu are top choices for many car shoppers. Each model has its own unique set of features and capabilities while also sharing a few notable similarities with the other.

In an effort to inform car shoppers about key differences and similarities between the 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Chevy Malibu, we have put together the following comparison. Prospective buyers can utilize the information here to learn more before getting behind the wheel and making a final buying decision.

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2017 Ford Fusion VS 2017 Chevy Malibu
2.5L Inline-4, 175 horsepower Base Engine 1.5L Inline-4, 160 horsepower
44.3 inches Front Leg Room 42.0 inches
3 12V Power Outlets 1
118.8 cubic feet Interior Volume 118.7 cubic feet


In terms of performance, the Ford Fusion offers a larger engine with more power than the Chevy Malibu. In turn, the Malibu is slightly more efficient than the Fusion. Both vehicles are virtually the same size, offering plenty of comfortable passenger space and ample cargo room, although the Fusion has more leg room for front seat passengers. The 2017 Fusion also comes standard with two more 12-volt power outlets than the 2017 Malibu. And this is only the beginning. Which sedan is right for you?

2017 Ford Fusion Cleveland OH

The 2017 Ford Fusion is available in five gas-powered models, four Hybrid models, and three Energi models, giving shoppers plenty of outstanding options to choose from. Standard elements include SYNC system, push button start, MyKey, LED taillamps, rear view camera, and much more. On higher Fusion trims, drivers can opt for more advanced features, such as LED headlamps and fog lamps, blind spot information system, pothole mitigation technology, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assist, and SYNC 3, among many others.

When you are ready to experience the 2017 Ford Fusion in Cleveland, OH, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at Donnell Ford.

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2017 Ford Fusion interior seating

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