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2019 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2019 INFINITI Q50 is highly regarded for its beautiful design, Red Sport Engine, and hybrid performance. But it faces an unexpected challenge from the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, a car which has been lauded for its outstanding appearance, exceptional tech and turbo engines. Which should you buy?

Design & Style

The Malibu is a sedan which is mid-sized, and it has very impressive styling. Its trim options include Premier, LT, L and LS, and it has a wide grille in front with chrome lines and curvature which appears in all the right locations. The side windows are prominent, the roofline slopes and the tail in back is tapered. The newest Q50 has updated bumpers in the back and front, which has given it an even more impressive appearance than its predecessors. The Premium and Luxe trims are extremely popular, due to the fascias in the back and front. The interior is exactly what you’d expect from INFINITI, with soothing leather, ambient lights and an instrument cluster that is simple to use.

Technology & Safety

The Q50 comes with relaxing seats that are based on NASA tech and lots of space in the trunk. The finish of the interior surface is quilted and semi-aniline, which feels wonderful when it comes into contact with your skin. Despite the performance of the engine, it is quiet, and comes with safety measures such as adaptive steering which is direct, distance control assist, blind area monitoring, and frontal impact notifications. The Chevrolet Malibu has done well on its crash tests, receiving good results from both the NHTSA and IIHS. It has pedestrian detection with automatic brakes, lane control which is active, parking sensors and headlights which are automatic and high beam. Within the cabin passengers will be treated to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth support, touchscreens which are eight inches, acoustic glass, and climate control which is automatic and dual zone.


The Malibu comes with turbo engines that give it respectable power. The base model has a turbo 4, 1.5 liter engine that can produce up to 163 horsepower with 184 pounds of torque, with an automatic transmission that is continuously variable. Those who choose the Premier trim however will get a turbo 4 engine that is 2 liter and capable of producing 250 horsepower. Still, the INFINITI Q50 surpasses the Malibu, both in the base and upper trim performance. It comes with a standard 2 liter engine that has 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque, and those who desire maximum power can purchase the Red Sport edition which has a 3 liter, V6 engine capable of producing 400 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The Q50 surpasses the Malibu in almost every area. It has superior performance, an interior that is more opulent, and more advanced safety tech, so the INFINITI wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 INFINITI Q50 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q50 test drive appointment.

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