2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

January 30th, 2019 by

Check out the 2019 Ford Fusion at Sheridan Ford. This Ford sedan offers many safety features and more power that the competition does not. Compare the 2019 Fusion to the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and learn why the Fusion is the better choice.


  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • FordPass Connect™
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Performance and Capability

The 2019 Ford Fusion offers more powerful engines than the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu. Here’s how they compare:

Engine Horsepower Torque
Fusion 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl 175 175 lbs.-ft.
Fusion SE/SEL 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. 181 185 lbs.-ft.
Fusion 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. 240 270 lbs.-ft.
Fusion Sport 2.7 turbo V6 325 380 lbs.-ft.
Malibu Premier 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. 250 260 lbs.-ft.

The 2019 Fusion is also equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive capability. This is standard on the V6 Sport trim model, and optional on the SE, SEL and Titanium trim models. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive provides more power and traction in inclement weather. The system monitors the road continuously and sends power as needed.

The 2019 Ford Fusion also has many capabilities that help you handle the road better. These include Front and Rear Gas-Charged Shocks, Driver Adjustable Shock Absorbers, Variable Assist Power Steering and Drift Compensation Steering. Together, these features allow you to precisely handle the road and all bumps, twists and turns.


The 2019 Ford Fusion allows you to adjust your seatbelt in relation to your height. Not only does this offer better comfort but can prevent injuries if the seatbelt fits you better.

The 2019 Ford Fusion also features Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of technologies that provide assistance while driving, such as:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)— a system that applies the brakes to avoid slower vehicles ahead
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) — alerts driver of vehicles in their blind spot
  • Lane-Keeping System — helps driver stay in their lane
  • Rear view camera — allows driver to see what’s behind them while reversing
  • Automatic high-beam lighting

Long drives can make a driver sleepy. The 2019 Fusion features a driver alert monitor that sounds an alarm and suggests a driving break if it detects the driver is becoming inattentive.

Space and Other Features

The 2019 Ford Fusion provides a cargo capacity of 16 cubic feet while the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu provides a cargo capacity of 15.7 cubic feet. The 2019 Fusion also has a locking glovebox to keep valuables safe, while the 2019 Malibu does not offer a locking glovebox.

The 2019 Fusion is equipped with Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS). EPAS automatically adjusts to high speeds or low speeds to deliver the precise feel and control you need. EPAS features drift control and active nibble control. EPAS uses both features to adjust to road conditions and reduce steering wheel vibrations.

The Fusion also features active noise cancellation, which blocks all outside noise, like wind and engine sounds, out. The 2019 Fusion acts as an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing up to 10 devices to connect from up to 50 feet outside of the vehicle thanks to FordPass Connect™ technology.

Now that you know more about the 2019 Ford Fusion, stop by Sheridan Ford to take a test drive. Our team is happy to help you and answer all your questions about the 2019 Fusion.