The Chevrolet Malibu vs Ford Fusion
When US News compiled a list of the Best Cars for Families in 2019, the Chevrolet Malibu climbed its way right to the top pf the list, earning the title as the Best Midsize Car. However, the impressive fuel efficiency, stylish exterior, and affordable price point make it a popular option for car buyers of all sorts. Whether you constantly have extra passengers to tote around, or are typically riding solo, the Chevrolet Malibu is a cost-saving, safe, and comfortable option to consider.
The fuel-saving technologies of the Chevrolet Malibu’s EcoTec engine include Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and start/stop technology that result in an impressive 36 MPG highway fuel efficiency. Vehicles in the same class such as the Ford Fusion Se only receive an average of 34 MPG highway, giving the Malibu an edge against its competition. At a starting price of just $21,680, the Chevrolet Malibu will save you money up front and down the road with its impressive fuel efficiency.
Being affordable and safe is a winning package, and the Chevrolet Malibu fits the mold after earning the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with available driver confidence package. On a scale of poor, marginal, acceptable and good, the Malibu received a score of “good” for crashworthiness categories of small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints and seats, and front crash prevention. Prevention technologies such as lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear vision camera, adaptive cruise control, and low speed front automatic braking are also features of this vehicle that are there to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place.
Like other Chevrolet models, the Malibu offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi that the Ford Fusion SE does not, and MyLink display that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These technologies allow drivers access to Apple/Google Maps, music, telephone contacts, and more, creating safe and convenient navigation and entertainment throughout your entire ride.