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2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Ford Focus. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Malibu may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Ford Focus, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Focus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Ford Focus, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Chevrolet Malibu, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Focus.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Ford Focus.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Ford Focus, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Focus.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Focus. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.

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2017 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,680 - $30,975

2017 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $16,775 - $23,575
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City MPG: 22 - 27 25 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,572 - $29,736 $16,188 - $22,514

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.