2019 Chevy Malibu vs 2019 Ford Fusion
Though the buff pickups tend to take the spotlight, the Chevy-Ford rivalry burns bright in the sedan market. This brings good news for consumers, as the rivalry has resulted in a pair of sedans that have been fine-tuned to perfection.
Today, we put these cutthroat competitors to the test to see how they compare. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the 2019 Chevy Malibu and the 2019 Ford Fusion.
2019 Chevy Malibu
2019 Ford Fusion
|29 city / 36 highway||Fuel Economy||21 city / 31 highway|
|250 hp / 258 lb.-ft.||Max. Horsepower / Torque||325 hp / 380 lb.-ft.|
|15.7 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||16.0 cubic feet|
What Are the Main Differences Between the 2019 Chevy Malibu and the 2019 Ford Fusion?
In terms of interior space, the Malibu and the Fusion go neck and neck. While the Malibu comes out on top with 102.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Fusion comes just one decimal point short with 102.8 cubic feet – which is close enough for us to consider it a tie. The Malibu's 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space lands it just a fraction of a cubic foot behind the Fusion's cargo space, which measures at 16.0 cubic feet.
On the base-level Malibu L, a standard 1.5-liter turbo engine produces up to 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Now looking to the Fusion’s standard 2.5-liter inline engine, we see an increase in horsepower to 173 horsepower balanced out by a decrease in torque to 174 lb.-ft.
We do have a winner when it comes to max power offerings. With the Malibu’s top-end 2.0-liter turbo, the model caps its strength at 250 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Looking to the Fusion, a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 takes first, hammering out 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.