Are you in the market for a new sedan, but aren't sure which model best suits your needs? W-K Ford in Boonville, IL, has put together a competitive comparison of two popular models to help you decide. The 2020 Ford Fusion and 2020 Chevy Malibu are packed with technology, generous interior amenities, and powerful performance capabilities, but only one is right for your needs. Learn more about their similarities and differences below.

Should you need more information, contact our Ford dealership in Boonville, MO, online or by calling (660) 882-5566. Browse our new vehicle inventory and then schedule a test drive with your favorite Fusion trim package.

In this comparison, we'll be taking a look at the 2020 Ford Fusion Titanium, starting at $34,450 MSRP, and 2020 Chevy Malibu Premier, starting at $34,195 MSRP.

2020 Ford Fusion Titanium

2020 Ford Fusion Titanium

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2020 Chevy Malibu

2020 Chevy Malibu Premier

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Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Engine Options & Performance

When it comes to power, the 2020 Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu offer similar performances. Both vehicles are equipped with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine, and are standard with all-wheel drive. However, the Ford Fusion is available with all-wheel drive, while the Malibu is not. All-wheel drive is optimal for inclement weather and road conditions, improving traction on wet and slick roads.

Check out more details on the performance of the 2020 Chevy Malibu with the following information:

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4 EcoBoost® engine
  • 245 HP
  • 231 lb.-ft. torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 21 city/31 hwy MPG
Ford Fusion exterior

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu

Ford Fusion Pre-collision sensor

Peace of mind comes easy in the 2020 Ford Fusion and Chevy Equinox thanks to a host of safety features and technologies. An advanced airbag system, tire pressure monitoring, and a post-crash alert system are standard on both models. In terms of driver assist technologies, the 2020 Fusion has the features you're after. Driver assist and other Fusion safety features include:

  • Auto high beam headlamps
  • BLIS® blind spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu

Inventive, comfortable, and useful amenities are found within the 2020 Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu. Expect features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats on both models. Additional interior features on the Fusion include:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • Ten-way power driver's seat
  • Rotary gear shift
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
Ford Fusion interior

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu

Ford Fusion front interior touchscreen

Advanced technology is expected from modern drivers, and the 2020 Fusion and Malibu surely deliver. Below, you can take a look at the three top technology differences between these sedans.

  • While both vehicles include a premium audio system, the Sony® premium audio system with 12 speakers and HD Radio™ technology is standard on only the Ford Fusion.
  • Dual 4.2-in. instrument cluster screens are unique to the Fusion. The Malibu has a single 8-in. screen.
  • While both vehicles offer infotainment systems, we think you'll prefer the intuitive SYNC® 3 on the 2020 Fusion.

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