2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Chevy Malibu

Chevy Malibu

2017 Ford Fusion White

Ford Fusion

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2017 Ford Fusion both offer efficiency and high tech features for drivers looking for a midsize sedan in the Calumet City area. If that’s you, find out more about how they compare here before you make up your mind. There are some major differences!


The first number you see when you’re shopping for a new car is the price. The Chevrolet Malibu starts at $21,680 MSRP for the 2017 model year, while the Ford Fusion starts at $22,120 MSRP.

Powertrain And Performance

When you start looking for a midsize sedan, you probably want both good fuel economy and enough horsepower. Both of these models offer two different four cylinder engines. You can see how they compare below:

  • The Chevy Malibu comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that generates 163 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and earns 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder is available with up to 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway.
  • The Ford Fusion comes with a 2.5L 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and a considerably lower EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Also offered is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 231 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque that earns an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway.

You can see that the Chevy Malibu both offers more performance and more efficiency in either engine configurations.

Comfort and Convenience Features

There are some key differences when it comes to features in these two cars. The Malibu comes with features like a 6-speaker audio system, while the Ford gets a 4-speaker system. The Malibu gets an automatic equalizer, a theft deterrent radio, and stolen vehicle tracking thanks to the OnStar system. None of those features are standard on the Ford Fusion.

Come Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

You can find the current Malibu here at Chevrolet of Homewood, the premier Chevy dealer near Calumet City. We’re located at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, just a few minutes away from Calumet City, so stop by to learn more about the Malibu or contact us online now.