2017 Ford Fusion vs 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2017 model year brought a number of exciting and impressive changes to the Ford Fusion, including new front stylings complete with new signature lighting, along with new available LED headlights and new grille options. The 2017 Fusion also features a newly redesigned rear end. All of these new features, along with the introduction of the new high-end 2017 Fusion Platinum model, has positioned the new Fusion to remain a popular choice among sedan-buyers.

But, as it goes in the automotive industry, there’s always competition. One of the main competitors for the 2017 Fusion is the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Both are very popular models, but only one can come out on top and be the sedan that perfectly meets your needs. Let’s see which that will be as we put the 2017 Ford Fusion up against the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu in a head-to-head comparison.

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2017 Ford Fusion VS 2017 Chevrolet Malibu
175 HP Horsepower 160 HP
175 lb-ft. Torque 184 lb-ft.
16.0 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 15.8 cu. ft.
118.8 cu. ft. Interior Volume 118.7 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Ford Fusion

As you can see from the table above, the 2017 Ford Fusion and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu are pretty evenly matched in terms of power. It’s true the 2017 Chevy Malibu offers slightly more torque, providing 184 pound-feet to the new Fusion’s 175 pound-feet, but the 2017 Fusion comes out ahead in terms of horsepower by pumping out 175 horsepower to the new Malibu’s 160 horsepower.

The two models are pretty evenly matched in terms of passenger and cargo space, as well, though the 2017 Ford Fusion holds a slight advantage in both. The 2017 Fusion offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space and 118.8 cubic feet of total interior volume, compared to 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space and 118.7 cubic feet of total interior volume in the new Chevy Malibu. That might not seem like a big difference, but anyone who’s had to load a lot of people and gear into a car know every little bit helps.

If you’d like to know more about the 2017 Ford Fusion, please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, Georgia.

2017 Ford Fusion front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Fusion front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Fusion front exterior
2017 Ford Fusion side rear exterior

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