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Compare the Chevy Malibu to the Ford Fusion

2017 Chevy Malibu 2017 Ford Fusion
MSRP: $21,680 MSRP: $20,880
MPG: Up To 27 City / 36 Highway MPG: Up to 22 City / 34 Highway
0-60: 6.1 seconds 0-60: 8.5 sec
WARRANTY:

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

WARRANTY: 

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

 

Fuel Economy

While both the 2017 Chevy Malibu and the Ford Fusion have been designed to offer you better fuel economy than most cars out there, of the two, the Malibu’s fuel economy is far superior. With better city and highway gas mileage, the 2017 Chevy Malibu is the clear choice to save you more money on fuel. How much more money could the Malibu save you than the Ford Fusion? Well, if you drive an average of 20,000 miles per year, you will spend $303 less in gas annually driving the Malibu than you would driving the Ford Fusion. Think about it, by the time the Malibu’s 5-year/100,000-Mile PowerTrain Limited warranty is fulfilled, you will have saved $1516 more on gas than the Ford Fusion!

Furthermore, the 2017 Chevy Malibu’s efficeincy out powers the Ford Ecoboost while getting better fuel economy.

 

Vehicle Safety Rating

The 2016 Malibu has offered Crash Mitigation Braking, using sensors to precharge the braking system of the vehicle when a crash is imminent.  Standard safety features traction control,

What difference does one star make? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-star rating system is designed to inform drivers of vehicle safety in three primary categories: a Front Crash Test, a Side Crash Test, and a Rollover probability rating. Because the NHTSA only awards 5-Stars to cars they believe have proven their exceptional safety features, one star can make a huge difference. Though the Ford Fusion still has stellar vehicle safety ratings, the 2017 Chevy Malibu’s safety rating comes with that one extra star to give you peace-of-mind.

 

Warranty Coverage

Standard in Chevy and Ford cars, both the Malibu and the Fusion include 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranties.  The Chevy Malibu’s 5-year/60,000-mile PowerTrain warranty is there to take you further!  The 24 month maintenance on the 2017 Malibu, not offered for 2017 Ford Fusion,  lowers the cost of ownership for Malibu buyers.

The corrosion coverage for The Malibu is 1 year longer (6 years) than the Ford Fusion (5 years).  In addition, the Chevy Malibu features a 5-year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance program.   This program features the following services:

    • Lockout Service – You will be assisted when you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

 

  • Flat Tire Change – A spare will be installed for you.

 

 

  • Fuel Delivery – If you run out of gas, $5 worth of fuel will be delivered to get you back on the road.

 

 

  • Emergency Towing – Your car will be towed to its nearest dealer.

 

 

  • Jump-Starts – If you need your car jump-started, you will be assisted whether at home or on the road.

 

 

The Ford Fusion also features the Roadside Assistance Program, like Chevy’s this will keep your covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles.  On top of that, the Chevy Malibu also includes a 2-year Maintenance warranty that the Ford Fusion does not. Both the superior PowerTrain warranty and the Roadside Assistance Program literally show how Chevy is ready to go that extra mile. This impressive coverage makes the 2017 Chevy Malibu the clear choice for ensured vehicle reliability and exemplifies Chevy’s dedication to you.

 

Summary

While the 2017 Chevy Malibu and the 2017 Ford Fusion are both excellent choices!  Let Weber Chevrolet make the difference for you with the Chevy Malibu.   A 2015 JD Power study shows that the Malibu, ranked 6th,  has 6 fewer problems per 100 vehicles than the Ford Fusion which is ranked 24th in Initial Quality!

Where better to shop for your Chevy Malibu than at one of the three Weber Chevrolet locations near you! There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for over 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Malibus and other great vehicles!