2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevy Malibu Comparison

With so many models to choose from, finding the sedan that matches your unique lifestyle can be tough. The experts at Blue Springs Ford are here to help. We've identified two of the premier options - the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu - and done the research for you. Continue reading to find out which stands out to you.

In this comparison, we'll look at the 2019 Ford Fusion SEL, starting at $28,580 MSRP, and the 2019 Chevy Malibu LT, starting at $26,465 MSRP. After reading our Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu guide, feel free to contact the team at our Blue Springs, MO dealership online or by calling (877) 217-1150.


If you want your sedan to be equipped with a powerful engine that doesn't sacrifice efficiency, the only choice is the Ford Fusion. As you'll see in the chart below, the Ford sedan's 1.5L powertrain greatly outperforms the Malibu's 1.5L in terms of horsepower while managing to keep pace with comparable fuel economy.

Ford Fusion SEL


Chevy Malibu LT

1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder


1.5L turbo 4-cylinder

181 HP


160 HP

185 lb.-ft.


184 lb.-ft.

23 city / 34 highway

Fuel Economy

27 city / 36 highway


You want smart safety tech that adds confidence to your drive, and the 2019 Fusion delivers in spades. While the Chevy sedan is equipped with a rear view camera of its own, it can't compete with the Fusion's suite of safety features, which includes:

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert™
  • Blind spot information system (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Reverse sensing system


Both of these sedans feature comfortable interiors with numerous refinements to put you and your passengers at ease, including heated front seats and dual-zone temperature control. However, the following features can only be found inside the thoughtfully designed interior of the 2019 Ford Fusion:

  • 10-way power driver's seat with memory settings
  • 6-way power passenger seat
  • 11-speaker premium audio system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror


While the Chevy Malibu is well-equipped, we think you'll be more impressed by the smart technology inside the Fusion. Some of the tech upgrades you can expect in the 2019 Fusion include:

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system
  • SiriusXM® radio
  • Two 4.2-in. driver configurable LCD display
  • FordPass® Connect
2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevy Malibu Interior Comparison

Test Drive 2019 Ford Fusion Models in Blue Springs, MO

If you're ready to feel the totally engaged driving experience of the 2019 Ford Fusion for yourself, visit Blue Springs Ford! See our impressive collection of Ford cars in our Fusion inventory, and schedule a test drive with our online form once you've found your favorite model. You can also call our dealership at (877) 217-1150.

2019 White Ford Fusion in Blue Springs, MO