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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,250

Ford Fusion Hybrid SE   
Difference: $75

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,447

Ford Fusion Hybrid SE   
Difference: $259

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelMalibuFusionFusionFusion
TrimHybridHybrid SEHybrid TitaniumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $27,875 $26,100 $30,630 $37,130
Base Invoice $26,760 $24,662 $28,943 $35,088
Leather Package 1,395      
Navigation system 495 795 795  
Driver Confidence Package 1,195      
Convenience and Technology Package 995      
Panoramic sunroof 1,150      
Cargo net 60 25 25 25
All-weather floor mats 140 120 120 120
Cargo mat 60 175 175  
Door sill trim plates 85      
Luxury Package   2,995    
Technology Package   495    
Driver Assist Package   1,575 1,575  
Sunroof   1,095 1,095  
Leather Package 1,269      
Navigation system 450 755 755  
Driver Confidence Package 1,087      
Convenience and Technology Package 905      
Panoramic sunroof 1,046      
Cargo net 55 24 24 24
All-weather floor mats 127 114 114 114
Cargo mat 55 166 166  
Door sill trim plates 77      
Luxury Package   2,845    
Technology Package   470    
Driver Assist Package   1,496 1,496  
Sunroof   1,040 1,040  
Options (change) 5,575 7,275 3,785 145
Options (change) 5,071 6,910 3,595 138
Destination 875 875 875 875
Total Price $34,325 $34,250 $35,290 $38,150
Total Invoice $32,706 $32,447 $33,413 $36,101

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a 122-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

The configured Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan has a 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid trim is $27,875. The features would cost an additional $5,575. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,325.

The base sticker price of the Ford Fusion Hybrid SE trim is $26,100. The features would cost an additional $7,275. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,250.

The base sticker price of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium trim is $30,630. The features would cost an additional $3,785. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,290.

The base sticker price of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum trim is $37,130. The features would cost an additional $145. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,150.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Fusion trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a 122-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

The configured Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan has a 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid trim is $26,760. The features would cost an additional $5,071. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,706.

The invoice of the Ford Fusion Hybrid SE trim is $24,662. The features would cost an additional $6,910. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,447.

The invoice of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium trim is $28,943. The features would cost an additional $3,595. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,413.

The invoice of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum trim is $35,088. The features would cost an additional $138. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,101.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Fusion trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,265
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,422
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelMalibuFusionFusionFusion
TrimHybridHybrid SEHybrid TitaniumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine122hp I4 H141hp I4 H141hp I4 H141hp I4 H
TransmissionCVTCVTCVTCVT
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)49/43 MPG43/41 MPG43/41 MPG43/41 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 11390, 12390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-17225/50-17235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$34,325$34,250$35,290$38,150
Adjustments for Features0-165-1,190-5,090
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,325$34,085$34,100$33,060
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,025$1,040$0
Total Invoice$32,706$32,447$33,413$36,101
Adjustments for Features0-156-1,127-4,817
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,706$32,291$32,286$31,284
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,007$1,002$0

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelMalibuFusionFusionFusion
TrimHybridHybrid SEHybrid TitaniumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000$1000$1000
FWD$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0$0$0
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   $1000
Cruise control$250$250$250 
Heated steering wheel $100$100$100
Keyless entry keypad $50$50$50
Remote climate control $25$25$25
Remote window/roof operation $15$15$15
Semi-automated parking system   $500
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power   $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25$25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial   $200
Automatic braking, low-speed$200  $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150$150$150
Following distance indicator$25   
Forward collision warning$200  $200
Obstacle detection, front$200  $200
Pedestrian detection$50  $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system   $100
Rear side airbags$300   
Rollover sensor$50   
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25$25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player $125$125$125
HD radio  $50$50
MP3-compatible player $50$50$50
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175$175
Surround sound  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325   
Traffic + travel information $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75   
Wireless charging station$75   
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0   
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50$50$50
Laminated front side windows$200   
Panoramic sunroof$1200   
Rear spoiler  $200$200
Sunroof $900$900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75$75$75
Fog lights $125$125$125
Interior ambient lighting$150 $150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250$250$250
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25   
LED headlights $1000$1000$1000
Spotter mirror(s)   $50
Tachometer $75$75$75
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300
Door sill trim plates$100 $100$100
Floor mats, second row (optional) $0$0$0
Leather door panel trim   $250
Memory system, driver seat $200$200$200
Metal pedals  $75$75
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100
Upgraded floor mats $0$0$0
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   $1000
Total Value of Features$4,775$4,940$5,965$9,865
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$165$1,190$5,090
Value of Feature Adjustments0-156-1,127-4,817

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuFusion
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in112.2 in
Length193.8 in191.7 in
Width73.0 in72.9 in
Height57.7 in58.1 in
Curb Weight3,457 lb.3,627 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.0 gal.16.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in39.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in57.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in55.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.8 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in56.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in54.4 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.3 in
Cargo Volume15.8 ft316.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Leather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested145081%
Total Not Requested35019%
Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested185099%
Total Not Requested251%
Convenience and Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Remote start150Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Total Requested55088%
Total Not Requested7512%

Option Package Details
Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested67596%
Total Not Requested254%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cargo mat
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo mat40Yes
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested40100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated mirrors25Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Fog lights125No
Memory system, driver seat200No
Leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Remote start75Yes
Turn signals on or near mirrors25Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
LED headlights1000No
Total Requested177555%
Total Not Requested142545%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
AC power outlet100Yes
Unbranded, 11 speakers350No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Apple CarPlay support0Yes
Android Auto support0Yes
Total Requested40053%
Total Not Requested35047%
Driver Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Heated steering wheel100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Remote climate control25No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Remote app25Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Remote start via app75Yes
Total Requested110075%
Total Not Requested37525%

Option Package Details
Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested67596%
Total Not Requested254%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cargo mat
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo mat40Yes
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested40100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Heated steering wheel100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Remote climate control25No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Remote app25Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Remote start via app75Yes
Total Requested110075%
Total Not Requested37525%

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