newcars.com®

2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Chevrolet Malibu, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fusion. 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 Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Ford Fusion. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Fusion.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Malibu has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Ford Fusion, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Ford Fusion, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Ford Fusion. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Ford Fusion.

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2015 Ford Fusion.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

More Details & Photos New 2015 Chevrolet Malibu
MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480

2015 Ford
Fusion

More Details & Photos New 2015 Ford Fusion
MSRP*: $22,400 - $32,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 --
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

No Data Avail. ****
Invoice*: $21,679 - $28,804 $20,888 - $30,074

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.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Ford Fusion

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.