The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu vs. the 2012 Ford Fusion

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is available now at Cox Chevrolet near St. Petersburg, Florida. This classic American mid-size sedan has been around since 1978 and has continued to long be a favorite of Florida drivers looking for a classy vehicle and cutting-edge driving experience. This latest update of the sedan is no different and is sure to be a hit with sedan lovers. At Cox Chevy, we believe in our vehicles, which is why we’re going to take a look at how the Malibu compares to another American sedan: the 2012 Ford Fusion.

Save at the Pump While Cruising Down the Highway

Sedans are very all-purpose vehicles. They can used to transport the family, to impress at work, or for just a great driving experience. When you drive down the highways of Florida, you are going to be glad you are in the new Chevy midsize sedan because it gets 33 mpg compared to only 29 mpg in the new Ford Fusion (both cars get 22 mpg city). Powering the Chevy Malibu is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine capable of a swift 169 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. You’ll be able to get 40,000 more miles covered in Chevy’s powertrain warranty too, which also includes more roadside assistance than the Ford warranty plan.

More Standard and Available Features

Part of the joy of driving a trendy sedan like the 2012 Malibu is having a host of great features at your fingertips. Even if you don’t go any farther than the base Malibu model, you’ll be getting more features than the comparative Fusion like driver lumbar support, satellite radio, and handsfree communication, which is a necessity these days for the working man on the go. There are also more available features that you can’t add on in the Fusion like Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls.

Test Drive the New Chevy Malibu at Cox Chevy

Clearly the Chevy Malibu is going to be the better choice over the Fusion if you’re looking for a quality American sedan. Don’t take our word for it; come to Cox Chevy for a test drive. We are located near St. Petersburg and have a wide selection of vehicles for you to choose from in addition to the new 2012 Malibu. Call us at 941-749-2699 to schedule a test drive!