2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Mid-size sedan buyers are spoiled for choice.

The Honda Accord is our favorite—we named it our Best Car to Buy 2018, after all.

It’s refined, roomy, and genuinely fun to drive.

The 2019 Ford Fusion won the same award a while back.

It’s still a great choice, but Ford’s mid-sizer is showing its age.

The segment’s fun-to-drive champ is the Mazda 6, as long as you can get over its frustrating infotainment software.

The Toyota Camry has a roomy interior and the allure of strong V-6 power, although it feels off the pace in some ways.

This year’s newsmaker is the redesigned Nissan Altima.

Its looks are attention-grabbing and it’s now offered with all-wheel drive.

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Quick Specs
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.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.
The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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