2018 Chevy Malibu vs 2018 Ford Fusion Comparison for the Plainfield, IL area

Ron Westphal of Naperville, IL

2018 Chevy Malibu outclasses the 2018 Ford Fusion
For the sake of putting the two cars on an equal footing, we have put the 2018 Chevy Malibu VS the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid, one of the better available models. Yet, the 2018 Chevy Malibu outclasses the 2018 Ford Fusion and it does so with a lot of style. With superior style and technology, it is easy to see why. However, to let you come to your own conclusions, we have compared both cars on the basis of the interior, engine, technology and driving performance.

We hope that once the citizens of Plainfield, IL agree with the point we’re making, they will head to Ron Westphal Chevy, a new and used car dealership and purchase their own model. As Ron Westphal offers a number of specials, finance options and has an extensive inventory, Plainfield residents are sure to be delighted by our service.

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The lavish interior of the 2018 Chevy Malibu is made for comfort. The beautifully accented interiors, leather seating, gorgeous console are a treat for the eyes. In addition to this, the 2018 Malibu has plenty to keep its passengers occupied through its infotainment system. The system has Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Chevrolet MyLink, Built-in 4G LTE WiFi and a 7” display screen. It should be noted that while all of almost all of these are standard features for the Chevy Malibu, the same couldn’t be said for the Ford Fusion. Not only do you have to pay extra for features such as Android Auto and Apple Car Play, the built-in WiFi system isn’t available in the Fusion at all. That’s why the 2018 Chevy Malibu VS the 2018 Ford Fusion is a very one-sided match.

Engine & Performance

Even when it comes to the engine, the 2018 Malibu does it much better. The 1.8L Hybrid engine gives a stunning city mileage of 49mpg and 43 mpg highway mileage. In comparison, the 2018 Ford Fusion lags behind by a lot, giving a city mileage of 43mpg and a highway mileage of 41mpg. Despite the fancy sounding name of the Fusion, it is easy to see that the Malibu engine is clearly better.

The performance of the 2018 Chevy Malibu is enhanced by a number of driving assist features such as Lane Change Alert, with Side Blind Zone Alert, Low-Speed Forward with Automatic braking, Front Park Assist, and 8 other such technologies. In comparison, the 2018 Ford Fusion has only a few of these features.

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We can barely stop gushing about the technology available in the 2018 Malibu. Apart from the awesome infotainment system and powerful engine, the Malibu also has a number of technologies that enhance driving performance and ensure the safety of its passengers. While, once again, the performance of the 2018 Fusion was average, we have mentioned its features in the following.


With the OnStar Automatic Crash Response System, 10 airbag safety systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist, forward automatic braking and Teen Driver technology that assists new drivers among others, it isn’t difficult to understand why this car was IIHS’s top safety pick. On the other hand, the 2018 Ford Fusion is only equipped with 6 airbag system and only a handful of these safety technologies. We believe that in the 2018 Chevy Malibu VS the 2018 Ford Fusion, the latter has been handily beaten. We think you should head to Ron Westphal Chevy and make use of our services right away.

Why Us?

Ron Westphal Chevy can proudly say that it provides the residents of Plainfield, IL with the best services at the best rates. The Ron Westphal dealership does its utmost to help their customers every step of the way, from providing a huge inventory to giving the best specials and to providing finance options and services to ensure a smooth process. To elaborate, Ron Westphal has multiple specials such as new and used car specials, service specials, GM specials that help customers avail excellent discounts. In terms of finance options, they help value customer’s trade-ins, help them get pre-approved and help determine credit scores. We can assure you that for Plainfield, IL, there is no other dealership that can compare to Ron Westphal.

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