Dare to Compare – 2018 Ford Fusion vs. Chevrolet Malibu

The midsize car segment remains one of the most popular amongst car buyers everywhere, and there's certainly no shortage of options. The 2018 Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu are common picks, but when compared to each other, the 2018 Ford Fusion comes out on top.


The 2018 Ford Fusion boasts incredible cargo capacity compared to any midsize car. Thus, it's no surprise that it bests the Malibu in this area. While the Malibu's trunk is shallow and awkwardly designed, the 2018 Fusion features ample trunk capacity with 16 cubic feet of cargo space. And with 60/40 split folding rear seats, the 2018 Fusion is one versatile car that aims to please.


If you're looking for a car that's as fun to drive as it is versatile, the 2018 Fusion wins again. With an available turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that dishes out 325-horsepower, the 2018 Fusion makes every outing an adventurous one. By contrast, the most you can hope for from the Malibu is to upgrade to a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that just can't keep up with its Ford rival.


With a superior engine, sporty available features, and the option of Intelligent 4WD, the 2018 Fusion handles like a dream. When compared with its Chevy counterpart, the new Fusion will have you coming up with any excuse to get behind the wheel.

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