Comparing the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2019 Ford Fusion
When it comes to purchasing an automobile, there’s a sea of makes and models for you to choose from. So, how can you decide? First of all, you’re going to need to narrow down your search. Perhaps you want a car or an SUV – maybe even a truck. That’s okay. We’re sure you’ve done your research. For those of you struggling to decide between the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2019 Ford Fusion, you’re in luck!
At Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples, we want our shoppers to be as well-informed as possible. We know there’s a lot of information out there regarding different vehicles and we want you to be happy with the choice you make. So, in order to help you become more acquainted with both the 2019 Malibu and the 2019 Fusion, we’ve examined both a bit more closely below. Keep reading for more information.
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in five unique trim levels: L, LS, LT, RS, Premier. Drivers also have the ability to choose a Hybrid option. The base L provides keyless entry and ignition, 16-inch steel wheels, Android Auto, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen, OnStar, and a backup camera. The LS gains Wi-Fi Chevy’s Teen Driver system, 4G LTE, and more.
The RS provides 18-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and more while the LT gets you satellite radio, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated mirrors, remote start, and several other features.
The top trim, the Premier, adds navigation, a wireless charging pad, a 120-volt power outlet, interior ambient lighting, heated rear seats, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable passenger seat, ventilated front seats, and more.
As far as the engine is concerned, you receive a standard 1.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Premier trim comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Hybrid gets you a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that provides an electric motor and produces 182 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Ford Fusion
The 2019 Ford Fusion comes in five trim levels: S, SE, SEL, Titanium, and V6 Sport. The base S gets you 16-inch steel wheels, a four-speaker sound system, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, cruise control, a rearview camera, and more. The SE gains 17-inch wheels, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, an 8-inch touchscreen, USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, power-adjustable front seats, and rear heat ducts.
The SEL adds LED headlights, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, an 11-speaker premium sound system, remote ignition, and more. The Titanium gets you LED fog lights, inflatable rear seat belts, 19-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, heated and ventilated sport front seats, a rear spoiler, and a sunroof.
The top trim, the V6 Sport, comes with quad exhaust tips, a different grille, adjustable suspension dampers, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, 19-inch wheels, leather and simulated suede upholstery, and more.
When it comes to the engine, you have several options. First, the S gets you a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers 173 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The SE receives a turbocharged 1.5-liter that generates 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Drivers who choose the SE also have the option of a turbocharged 2.0-liter that puts out 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The V6 Sport receives a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 325 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
How Can You Choose?
As you can see, both the 2019 Malibu and the 2019 Fusion come with a variety of features that range from comfort to technology and everything in between. Both vehicles give you lots of interior room as well. However, you can only pick one, and we must go with the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu is refreshed for 2019 and brings plenty to the table.
Find Your Dream Vehicle at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples
Visit Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples to get behind the wheel of the Malibu! You’ll find our dealership conveniently located at 5665 N. Airport Pulling Road, Naples, FL 34109, which means residents of Ave Maria, Marco Island, and Bonita Springs are just a short drive away. Our team of experts will happily show you around and answer any questions once you arrive. We look forward to seeing you soon.