Magnify your driving experience with the 2020 Chevy Malibu and the 2020 Ford Fusion. Both these vehicles provide a modern day feel to have you on your way. View this 2020 Malibu and 2020 Fusion comparison guide as the experts at Art Hill Ford in Merrillville, IN, place these vehicles head-to-head. View our online inventory to select your ideal model and pair it with a limited-time-only special offer for an optimal purchase experience. Please direct any questions to our team by calling (847) 804-9059.

For the purpose of comparison, we will take a look at the 2020 Chevy Malibu RS, starting at $25,095 MSRP, and the 2020 Ford Fusion SEL, starting at $28,690 MSRP.

2020 Ford Fusion interior seats

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Interior Features Available

Both the 2020 Chevy Malibu RS and Ford Fusion SEL are equipped with a keyless start system and remote start system respectively, and each have a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The interior cabins of these models tout rear seat armrests with cup holders for passenger convenience. Features only available on the 2020 Fusion SEL are as follows:

  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control with rear A/C and heat vents
  • Ten-way power driver's seat with 3 memory settings and power lumbar support
  • Heated ACTIVEX™ seating material 
  • Six-way power front passenger's seat
  • Available power moonroof

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Cargo Space Compared

Take advantage of the spaciously tailored interiors found in these midsize sedans. Both of these 2020 models can seat up to five people. View the table below to compare the 2020 Malibu and Fusion cargo capacities.




Passenger Volume

102.8 cu.-ft.

105.9 cu.-ft.

Trunk Volume

16 cu.-ft.

15.70 cu.-ft.

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Engine Specs Available

Browse the table below to discover what you need to know about the performance offered by the 2020 Malibu and Fusion:

2020 Chevy Malibu RS

1.5L Turbo I4


160 HP
184 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 29/36

2020 Ford Fusion SEL

1.5L EcoBoost® with auto stop-start technology


179 HP
177 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 23/34

2020 Ford Fusion interior front center console

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Technology Features Available

The 2020 Malibu RS is equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System while the 2020 Ford Fusion is equipped with SYNC® 3 Voice-Activated Technology. Both of these tech-savvy features have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities. View additional specs available on the 2020 Fusion SEL:

  • Ford Co-Pilot 360™ technology
  • Premium audio system with 11 speakers
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Available voice-activated navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link™
2020 Ford Fusion adaptive cruise control features

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Safety Features

The 2020 Malibu RS and Fusion SEL are designed with electronic stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Both sedans are equipped with a rear view camera to assist you with maneuvers in tight spaces. Additional safety and security features on the 2020 Fusion SEL are listed below:

  • Personal Safety System™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Available Safety Ratings

The 2020 Malibu and Fusion each have safety and security implemented in their design. View these 2020 ratings below.

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Chevy Malibu

Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Malibu
Models Available at Art Hill Ford

The 2020 Chevy Malibu RS and Ford Fusion SEL are designed to turn heads as you drive down the street. Both these sedans are designed with 18-in. aluminum wheels, while only the 2020 SEL touts a five-bar grille with a chrome finish. View the current inventory at Art Hill Ford and pair your choice model with a special offer. If you have any questions, please contact our Merrillville, IN, team at (847) 804-9059.

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