2016 Chevy Malibu vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

December 12th, 2016 by

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Malibu vs. 2017 Ford Fusion

Indeed, every aspect of the 2017 Ford Fusion communicates cutting-edge style. It offers the ultimate in technology, for sure. Although the 2016 Chevy Malibu was refreshed, Fusion makes a bold competitive statement, inside and out. Honestly, there’s no true comparison. Keep reading to see how Fusion wins hands down!

2016 Chevy MalibuFusion Advantage: Exterior

The 2017 Ford Fusion is meant to be noticed! It makes a distinctively bold statement as can be seen by its kinetic design. Styling refinements communicate power and agility. Fusion offers an assertive stance. The 2016 Malibu boasts of it dramatic presence. For example, it has windswept body-lines. Malibu also offers available LED daytime running lamps and tail-lamps.




2016 Chevy MalibuFusion Advantage: Interior

The Fusion interior is highly styled and well-crafted. For one thing, Ford has used premium materials. The new Malibu has attempted to up its game. However, the whole instrument panel design still has an awkward, layered look. There’s a mix of materials. In the Fusion, the newly designed center console provides an open, usable space. This was created by replacing the traditional gear shift knob with a new rotary gear shift dial. There’s also greater use of soft-touch materials with thoughtful attention to passenger interactivity points.



More Power, More Choices

The 2017 Fusion powertrain offerings include four gasoline engines, three of which feature EcoBoost technology. Fusion also offers up an impressive hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2016 Chevy Malibu

Powertrain Insights

The Malibu doesn’t offer a performance option. Ford offers the Fusion Sport. Fusion Sport offers the 325-horsepower 2.7L EcoBoost V8. The Malibu does not offer a plug-in hybrid option like Fusion Energi either. It also does not have available all-wheel-drive! In other words, the 2016 Chevy Malibu just does NOT compare!

2016 Chevy Malibu

Innovative Technology

The new Malibu does offer a number of technology features. In some cases, they are similar to Fusion. However, Fusion takes these technologies to a higher level. To clarify, Fusion’s innovative, available Fusion features include:

  • SYNC Connect-equipped vehicles combine with the power of FordPass
    • Thus remotely connecting owners with the vehicles
  • SYNC with 911 Assist
    • offered on SYNC equipped vehicles
  • SYNC3
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
    • This features Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
    • significantly improving safety
  • Continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension
    • V6 Sport only
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with:
    • parallel parking
    • park out assist
    • reverse perpendicular parking
    • and not to mention, Forward and Side Sensing Systems
  • Heated and cooled front seats in order to keep you comfortable
  • Inflatable rear outboard safety belts
  • SecuriCode invisible keypad

2017 FORD FUSIONBeach Automotive has the 2017 Ford Fusion in stock right now! Don’t delay in giving us a call. Furthermore, we can reserve your test drive. In fact, we can have everything ready for your arrival! With this in mind though, they are driving off the lot pretty fast! You’ll want to get one before they’re all gone!

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