2016 Chevy Malibu vs. 2016 Ford Fusion

A look at the new models in the midsize sedan segment makes one thing abundantly clear: the segment is truly enjoying its time in the sun. The three-pronged mission to make models that are attractive, affordable and economical has become de rigueur for many automakers, and includes the two models shown here. The redesigned 2016 Chevy Malibu and 2016 Ford Fusion are often considered to be the head of the class in this regard, but which takes top honors over the other?

As we mentioned above, the 2016 Chevy Malibu has been fully redesigned for the new model year, putting the popular Ford Fusion firmly on notice. Of course, it isn’t just the attractive looks that get high marks. The standard fuel efficiency of the Malibu easily eclipses that of the competing Fusion, while its max horsepower also takes the Ford model behind the proverbial woodshed. Meanwhile, with its available 4G LTE WiFi hotspot allowing up to seven smart devices to connect to the internet at once. The fact that the Malibu can actually be purchased for a lower MSRP, in the end, might be the most remarkable facet of all in this competition.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Vs. 2016 Ford Fusion
$21,625 Starting MSRP $22,260
37 highway mpg Standard Fuel Efficiency 34 highway mpg
250 hp Max Horsepower 240 hp
Available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot Not Available

Find the 2016 Chevy Malibu today at Jack Burford Chevy!

Now into its sixth decade and being redesigned for its ninth generation, the arrival of the 2016 Chevy Malibu at Jack Burford Chevy certainly sets the bar for competing midsize sedans. Two fantastic powertrains are available for the new model year, beginning with the standard turbocharged 1.5L EcoTec four-cylinder platform that rewards buyers with up to 37 highway mpg. Pair this with the potent 2.0L EcoTec turbo capable of ripping off 250 hp and 32 highway mpg, and it’s clear that the new Malibu is intent on offering something for everyone. Pair these power platforms with the fact that the Malibu has shed 300 pounds from its previous weight, and stand back at marvel at how far the new model has come.

The terrific new performance profile is complemented by a new design dynamic, highlighted by a rear-sweeping silhouette and a more refined posture. Meanwhile, the new front grille projects a menacing scowl with its attractive new vents, and the interior cabin is more spacious than in past generations as well. The Malibu now offers the built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot on each of its four trim levels, while the updated Chevy MyLink interface now comes with a more appealing design and a quicker processor.

The 2016 Chevy Malibu is now available at Jack Burford Chevy, located near Lexington in Richmond, KY. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!

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