2019 Ford Fusion Vs. Malibu and Camry

March 26th, 2019 by

2019 ford Fusion

In the Midsize Sedan segment, many of the contenders offer similar styling, capability and features. The 2019 Malibu and 2019 Camry have loyal followings, but the new Ford Fusion is one of the only midsize sedans to offer the confidence of available all-wheel drive (AWD)

Distinctively Bold Exterior

Styling is personal but it’s worth noting 2019 Ford Fusion has:

  • A distinctive grille that is more than just a logo background. It makes  a classic Ford signature style statement, as well as
  • Crisp, tailored body side styling, with no odd zigzags
  • Door-mounted side view mirrors for a smooth, upscale look. Malibu mirrors look “tacked onto” the window assembly, as well as
  • Standard LED taillamps that emphasize dynamic rear styling

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Carefully Crafted Interior

Malibu and Camry have high-quality yet somewhat spartan-looking interiors. 2019 Ford Fusion offers:

  • Quality materials and exceptional fit and finish, as well as
  • Center console seamlessly flows up and into the instrument panel
  • Sculpted seats and distinctive head restraint designs, as well as
  • Rotary gear shift dial that’s easy to use and frees up cabin room and storage

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Innovative Technology on 2019 Ford Fusion

Although Malibu and Camry may offer similar features, there is how Fusion stands out!

  • Standard:
    • Ford Co-Pilot360 (standard on all Fusion series) include:
      • Safety Features
        • Auto High-Beam Headlamps, as well as
        • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
        • Rear View Camera
      • Smart Technology Features
        • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as
        • Lane-Keeping System including Driver Alert
        • Camry has the standard Safety Sense-P; however, Toyota doesn’t include as many features as Fusion. Malibu offers similar available features, but not as a standard package.
  • Available:
    • Inflatable rear outboard safety belts are a Fusion class-exclusive feature, as well as
    • Adaptive Cruise Control on Fusion includes Stop-and-Go; Malibu and Camry don’t include a Stop-and-Go feature
    • FordPass Connect includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot that can connect up to 10 devices at one time. Malibu and Camry have available 4G LTE, but the Camry system only connects up to five devices and the Malibu system only connects up to seven, as well as
    • Malibu and Camry offer smartphone apps similar smartphone apps similar to FordPass, but they don’t let the owner do as much, such as schedule times to remotely start the vehicle

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AWD Confidence

Whether winter weather means snow, slush or a little extra rain, we remind you that neither Malibu nor Camry offers all-wheel drive. The benefits of AWD:

  • Engineered to help the vehicle remain sure-footed in a variety of conditions, such as fast cornering, uneven pavement and slippery surfaces, as well as
  • Enhances performance by helping to eliminate torque steer and helping to balance the vehicle when cornering
  • Works seamlessly to distribute  up to 100% of the available torque to the wheels with the most available traction

2019 ford FusionThe Power of Choices

In addition to offering AWD, Fusion also serves up more powertrain options than either Malibu or Camry.

  • Other Fusion powertrains available:
    • 1.5L EcoBoost I-4 (Standard on SE, SEL)
    • 2.5L i-VCT I-4 (Standard on S)
    • Fusion Hybrid (HEV)
    • Fusion Energi (PHEV)
  • Neither Camry nor Malibu offer:
    • Performance-oriented V6, as featured on Fusion V6 Sport
    • Plug-in Hybrid, like Fusion Energi