Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
2019 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $27,204 $28,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 29 36 $22,067 $22,090
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,384 $23,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 29 36 $25,661 $26,620
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 32 $30,674 $31,820
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS w/1SP 29 36 $23,348 $24,220
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SE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,386 $27,775
Fusion SE FWD 23 34 $22,915 $24,120
Fusion SEL AWD 20 29 $30,302 $32,065
Fusion SEL FWD 23 34 $27,151 $28,580
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $38,014 $40,015
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $34,523 $36,340
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $32,623 $34,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,204
$26,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,220
$27,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech. The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age.
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Fuel Economy
City
49 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 102.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 16
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 37.6
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 3816
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Order Code
LKN 999
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5000 245 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 275 @ 3000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
NA 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
MKE 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.36
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.58
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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  • $1,250 factory rebate + $750 down payment assistance
  • Lease from $329 for 39 months
  • APR as low as 0.9% for 60 months
2019 Ford Fusion
  • 2020 Fusion now easy to find; 2019s remain in stock
  • Up to $4,670 factory cash on 2019s; $1,250 on 2020s
  • Lease a 2019 from $199 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 60 months + up to $2,670 bonus on 2019s
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