Compare 2018 Chevrolet Malibu


Comparing the Chevrolet Malibu Sedan to the Competition

The Chevrolet Malibu has a decades-long reputation for reliability and quality. A longtime favorite of Chevy fans looking for a four-door, five-passenger sedan with chic style and  innovative features, the Malibu is a great choice for drivers throughout the Stow and Kent, OH area.

Here at Marhofer Chevrolet, we're big fans of our Malibu sedans. But, we also know it's not the only roomy, mid-sized sedan vying for your attention. To satisfy our curiosity about what makes our Malibu stand out from the competition, we've put together these side-by-side comparisons. We hope it helps you in your new car-buying journey.


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The Chevy Malibu vs. the Ford Fusion

  • Fuel economy. The Chevy Malibu earns better fuel economy ratings than the Ford Fusion, and it has a greater range per tank of gas. For example, the entry-level Malibu gets 30 mpg combined, with 27 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg on the highway. It also goes around 427 miles in the city and 569 miles on the highway per fill up. The entry-level Ford, on the other hand, averages only 25 mpg combined, with 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. It also only goes 347 miles in the city and 528 miles on the highway per tank of gas.
  • Available features. While both sedans offer a nice variety of standard and available features across trim levels, the Malibu offers more pampering, luxury features for drivers who want them than the Ford Fusion. A heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, and a dual-pane, power-operated sunroof, are all just a few of the amazing optional features drivers can find in the Malibu lineup that are missing from the Fusion lineup.
  • Passenger space. Both of these four-door sedans are nearly identical when it comes to exterior dimensions. The Malibu is wider, but the Fusion is slightly taller and longer. What this means for you, and your passengers, is similar space inside the car. They both offer head room, shoulder room, and leg room, that is either identical, or separated by just factions of an inch.

The Chevy Malibu vs. the Toyota Camry

  • Cargo space. When it comes to carrying your gear, the Chevy Malibu can hold more of it than the Toyota Camry. The Malibu sedan's trunk accommodates nearly 16 cubic feet, while the Camry only holds around 14 cubic feet.
  • Interior comfort. The Chevy Malibu is renowned for its comfortable seats that keep drivers and passengers cozy, even on long car rides, and for its near-silent ride. Even at highway speeds, the Malibu offers a quiet ride that the Toyota Camry just can't match. The Camry may offer similar interior dimensions, with nearly the same headroom and legroom, but, the Malibu is engineered to be more quiet and comfortable.
  • Tech and comfort features. Both of these sedans offer the tech and creature comfort features drivers in the Akron and Hudson, OH area want. But, the Malibu has a lot more available. Heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all available for the Malibu, but, not the Camry.


Shopping for a New Chevy Malibu near Cuyahoga Falls

If you're in the market for a reliable and comfortable, mid-sized sedan, stop by and visit us at Marhofer Chevrolet. We're conveniently located in the greater Cleveland area, and we have a huge variety of Malibu models currently available. Let our expert Chevrolet team introduce you to this striking car, and help you find the trim level, power, and features that work best for you and your budget.