The hotly contested debate between the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu is still ongoing. There is no denying that the Sedan's place at the top of the vehicle sales chain has never belonged to one particular brand, but Ford Fusion has always been consistent, which is something worth noting.

What is in dispute, however, is which sedan is the best sedan between the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu. Both the Ford Fusion and the Chevy have plenty to prove, with shoppers enjoying more variety and freedom than ever before. So, let's explore the differences that exist between the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu.


If you are looking for a sedan that will encompass the traits of a stylish, capable, comfortable, well designed and reliable sedan, both the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu are fine selections. The Ford Fusion series has always been one of the more popular selections on the sedan line-up.

But the Chevy Malibu is constantly making improvements although there is no disputing Ford's place at the top of the food chain. For instance, the 2019 Chevy Malibu is available with a fresh redesign that includes several tweaks in the appearance as well as the technology. The Chevy Malibu is also quite sharp and roomy and is a great pick if all you are looking for is a way to get from point A to B. when compared to the Ford Fusion, it seems apparent that the Malibu has been left behind by the more refined Ford Fusion.


The Ford Fusion is as impressive as it has always been and has been designed with inspiring performance and power. Shoppers can choose from the 3 models that are available in 5 different trims that consist of gas-powered V6 Sport, as well as the Fusion Titanium hybrid. If you are looking for both power and efficiency, you will be pleasantly surprised by what the EcoBoost engine has to offer.

The base 2.5-liter engine is great but if you want an update, you select one of the 3 engines including a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that delivers the power that you want. The Chevy Malibu, on the other hand, seems to offer shoppers comfort over performance but the hybrid components are a great addition.

Another great thing about the Chevy is the continuously variable automatic transmission that helps with fuel economy. Overall, the 2019 Chevy Malibu is a worthy contender, but it falls short of the bar that has been set by the 2019 Ford Fusion.

The Interior

The 2019 Malibu has a very simple dashboard layout that is easy to navigate, although the plastic components included in the design make the setup look a bit dated. There is plenty of front passenger room but the backseat lags behind what the Ford Fusion has to offer. Front passengers will have an easy time getting in and out of the car. But taller passengers might have a more challenging time as they will be forced to stoop to avoid hitting their head on the roofline.

When you are on the Ford Fusion, you will appreciate the accommodating and well-designed interior as well as the sufficient amount of space available in the cabin. The driver's seat can also be adjusted easily so as to give the driver as much space as possible for comfort. The Fusion is also smooth on the highway with noises being kept at a minimum.

You should note that the Fusion has a larger trunk compared to the 2019 Chevy Malibu. The Ford also has a low lift trunk to make the process of loading and unloading items less complicated. The Chevy Malibu has intrusive beam hinges located at the trunk which prevents proper utilization of the cargo room available.


To boost safety, the front seat shoulder belts on the 2019 Ford Fusion are height adjustable to accommodate drivers with differing heights. This height adjustable feature is not available in the 2019 Chevy Malibu. The rear seatbelts also have the ability to inflate to diminish that chances of collision- this feature is also available in the Chevrolet Malibu.

Some of the safety features shared by both the 2019 Ford Fusion and the 2019 Chevy Malibu include standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact, side-impact head driver and front passenger knee airbags, as well as electronic stability systems that are designed to avert skidding.

Overall Design

The Fusion has a lot of conveniences to offer such as switches that allow the front and rear power windows to open easily. This means that you will never have to worry about getting stuck at toll booths. Although the Chevy Malibu also has these switches, one has to hold them the entire time to get the same functionality that you receive on the Ford Fusion.

Other components of convenience that are available on the Fusion that are also missing on the Chevy include a handy remote that allows the driver to control the windows at a distance. In the Chevy, the windows can only be operated from the inside. The Ford also has a locking fuel door to prevent vandalism, but this feature is not available on the 2019 Chevy Malibu.


Overall, the 2019 Ford Fusion beats the 2019 Chevy Malibu. Though the Chevy has worked hard to update the 2019 generation Malibu, the 2019 Ford Fusion simply cannot keep up with what the Ford brand has to offer. Although there are excellent changes that have been made to the Chevy such as fuel economy, if you are after performance over all else, then you should seriously consider springing for the Ford Fusion.