Ford Fusion Vs. Chevrolet Malibu: Which Car Is Cheaper To Own Long Term?

Up until 2020, the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu faced off against one another in the budding sedan market. 

Which one is the cheaper option in terms of ownership and purchase costs?

Up until a few years ago, the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu were synonymous with practical American sedans. 

In contrast, the CD4-platform Fusion and Lincoln MKZ both stopped manufacture in 2020. As a consequence,  

in 2024, the Malibu will be the only genuine economy midsize sedan offered by any American manufacturer.