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Old 11-23-2016, 07:54 PM
 
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Which one is better, malibu 2017 vs. fusion 2017?
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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All depends on which one. They both get very expensive when fully equipped. $35K for Malibu Premier and $35-40K for Fusion Titanium or Fusion Sport.

Base models wise, Malibu 1.5 vs Fusion 1.5, I think the Fusion looks better, as the Malibu looks really cheesy in anything other than the Premier or Hybrid trim , but the Malibu will get better mpg since it is lighter.

Fusion 2.0T vs Malibu 2.0T, you have to spend $30K to get that engine in the Malibu, but I think the Malibu will be quicker over all, even though you will probably get a better deal on a Fusion 2.0T.

Overall interior room, to me the Malibu has but better Front leg room and better rear seat room as well than the Fusion.

Since GM dropped the 5yr/100K power train, the Malibu no longer has the warrant advantage over the Fusion.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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Fusion because it looks better then a malibu and also has a V6 if you buy the Sport trim level unlike the malibu that only has a 4 cylinder
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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Fusion because it looks better then a malibu and also has a V6 if you buy the Sport trim level unlike the malibu that only has a 4 cylinder
A Fusion Sport is expensive and has no direct competition from the Malibu lineup. It also has AWD standard and that "V6" is a turbo Ecoboost engine. Maybe if GM brings out a Maibu SS but for now unless you are looking specifically at it most Fusions will have 4s either naturally aspirated or turbos. A person looking for V6 like power in a typical midsized sedan and is considering a Fusion should try one with a 2.0 Ecoboost.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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The new Malibu us butt ugly, and nobody knows if that 1.5T will turn out to be any good.

If I had to choose between those two I'd go with the Fusion with the base 2.5 engine, at least maybe it'll be somewhat reliable.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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I had a 2017 Fusion SE 2.0T for a rental the other day. The car was very nice and has alot of pick up. Fusion interior is better than the Malibu to me and the Malibu light have a bit more legroom, but the Fusion is roomy and I see why people buy it over the Taurus.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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A Fusion Sport is expensive and has no direct competition from the Malibu lineup. It also has AWD standard and that "V6" is a turbo Ecoboost engine. Maybe if GM brings out a Maibu SS but for now unless you are looking specifically at it most Fusions will have 4s either naturally aspirated or turbos. A person looking for V6 like power in a typical midsized sedan and is considering a Fusion should try one with a 2.0 Ecoboost.
To compare the Fusion Sport to what's available in GM you'd have to go to the Buick Regal.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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They both get very expensive when fully equipped. $35K for Malibu Premier and $35-40K for Fusion Titanium or Fusion Sport.
So what would you have them be priced at?
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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So what would you have them be priced at?
They are both easily $5K overpriced in those trims. But someone will say the usual, the avg price of a car is 30K, blah, blah , blah to back the insane price and ignore how those cars will both be $18K in 2 yrs.
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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They are both easily $5K overpriced in those trims. But someone will say the usual, the avg price of a car is 30K, blah, blah , blah to back the insane price and ignore how those cars will both be $18K in 2 yrs.
At $5K off, those cars likely make their manufacturers little to no money, given how unprofitable the non-SUV segments are. If more people bought more non-SUVs, economies of scale would dictate that prices be pushed down; however, unfortunately, the U.S. market is not friendly to cars of any kind.
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