2019 Ford Fusion vs. 2019 Chevy Malibu | Brownsville, TX

2019 Ford Fusion | Brownsville, TX

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When it comes to mid-size sedans, there are a lot of choices on the market. Two popular models are the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu. Here's how they compare.

Stronger Performance

The standard engine on the Chevrolet Malibu is a 1.5-liter Turbocharged ECOTEC engine that only produces 160 horsepower. The standard engine on the Ford Fusion, however, boasts more strength, generating a forceful 181 horsepower. Even the Malibu's biggest engine-its 2.0-liter turbocharged ECOTEC® engine-generates 75 less horsepower than the Ford Fusion's best-in-class 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6.

Better Technology

Both the Fusion and Malibu feature touchscreen infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, but the Ford Fusion's signature SYNC® 3 system is more intuitive and easier to operate. The Ford also adds in a configurable LCD instrument cluster display that shows important information where you need it, including SmartGauge® on the hybrid for better efficiency reporting.

Larger Cabin

Passenger and cargo space also leans in the Fusion's favor. Rear legroom for passengers is slightly larger in the Fusion, allowing for more room to stretch out. Maximum cargo volume is also larger on the Fusion, boasting 16 cubic feet compared to the Malibu's 15.7 cubic feet.

More Standard Safety

The Chevy Malibu provides safety features like forward collision prevention, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist. But all of these features cost extra to add.

The Fusion, on the other hand, has a suite of safety features called Ford Co-Pilot360™ that comes standard on all models. Co-Pilot includes Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System), rearview camera, and automatic high-beam lighting.

The Ford Fusion is stronger, safer, and smarter than the Chevrolet Malibu. If you're sold on the 2019 Ford Fusion, contact Tipton Ford to bring one home.

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