Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,023 $22,090
4-Door Sedan LS 29 36 $22,337 $23,220
4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,299 $24,220
4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,608 $26,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $27,147 $28,220
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $30,610 $31,820
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 31 $21,927 $22,840
FWD SE 23 34 $22,915 $24,120
AWD SE 20 29 $26,386 $27,775
FWD SEL 23 34 $27,151 $28,580
AWD SEL 20 29 $30,302 $32,065
FWD Titanium 21 31 $32,623 $34,340
AWD Titanium 20 29 $34,523 $36,340
AWD Sport 17 26 $38,014 $40,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,023
$21,927
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$381 / 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
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3126 3411
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LFV 997
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 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
MRG 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.07
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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
  • 2019 Malibu arriving; 2018s sold out
  • $2,000 factory rebate for all buyers
  • Lease from $299 for 36 months
  • Get $750 bonus with GM financing
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2019 Ford Fusion
  • 2019 Fusion widely available
  • Up to $4,750 in factory cash
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