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2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus, drivers may find the Chevrolet Malibu a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus as you will with the Chevrolet Malibu, 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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Focus is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Malibu. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus and the Chevrolet Malibu have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus is a little narrower than the Chevrolet Malibu, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Ford Focus, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Malibu.

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

Handling
The Ford Focus has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Malibu, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Malibu, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $17,225 - $23,225

2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.96%
City MPG: 26 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 36 - 38 33 - 37
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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,622 - $22,180 $21,517 - $29,683

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.