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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2020 Chevy Malibu

2020 Ford Fusion vs 2020 Chevy Malibu

The Malibu has started to show its age after a redesign for 2016 gave it a longer wheelbase than its previous model for more interior space and reduced weight to help improve fuel economy and driving dynamics. Fusion maintains several advantages over its familiar midsize rival.





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Feature Availablity

     -  Fusion V6 Sport model is no longer available

     -  FordPass Connect is now standard on all gasoline and Hybrid models

     -  Pedestrian Alert Sounder is added to Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models

New Colors

     -  Alto Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoast

     -  Iconic Silver

     -  Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat


Deleted Colors

     -  Blue

     -  Ingot Silver

     -  Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

     -  Ruby Red Metallic

     -  White Gold


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Horsepower Edge

Fusion offers three engines while Malibu offers two, which means more choices for Fusion customers.

Starting with the standard 2.5L i-VCT I-4 engine, Fusion offers an advantage in horsepower but gives up some pound-feet of torque (9 lb.-ft. exactly) to the Malibu 1.5L turbocharged engine.

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2020 Ford Fusion vs Chevy Malibu | Horsepower

Fuel Economy

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The Malibu with the standard 1.5L I-4 engine leads this comparison in EPA-estimated MPG, but the numbers get better from there for Fusion customers. Opting for the performance upgrade in the Fusion with the 2.0L EcoBosot engine does not require a sacrifice in fuel economy.


2020 Ford Fusion vs Chevy Malibu | Fuel Economy

Power Options


Fusion offers two available turbocharged engines for customers who feel the need for more power, including the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 with the highest torque rating between these two competitors. The torque advantage helps deliver the acceleration that you'll be able to feel when you test-drive. Also, Fusion customers can opt for the 2.0L EcoBoost on the SE model, which starts at $24,500 MSRP. With the Malibu, you'll have to move up to the Premier trim level to get the available 2.0L engine at a starting price of $34,195 MSRP.

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2020 Ford Fusion vs Chevy Malibu | Power Options

Driver-Assist Technology Advantage

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With Ford Co-Pilot360, Fusion provides more driver-assist features as standard. Some of the same features are available on Malibu but only the Premier trim level, which has a starting price of over $34,000. Chevy offers active safety features in an option package, while Fusion puts all this technology in ever model.


2020 Ford Fusion vs Chevy Malibu | Driver-Assist Technology Advantage


· More engine options

· High horsepower in standard engine

· Standard driver-assist technologies

· Roomy front seats

· Available AWD

· Low MSRP for standard model

· Fuel economy

· Built-in Wi-Fi connection

· Active Noice Control standard




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Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is known for their Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ ratings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) created the 5‑Star Safety Ratings Program to provide consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles. 

The 2020 Ford Fusion has been rated either "Good" or "Superior" almost across the board from the IIHS. The Fusion also earned a 5-star Overall Rating from the NHSTA as well.




2020 Ford Fusion Brochure

We know that prospective midsize sedan customers are extremely well educated when researching their next vehicle. That is why Joe Cotton Ford has made these research pages, so it easy to get all the available vehicle information so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying your purchase.  

We are your local, North Ave, Ford Dealer, proud of our community service and the hassle free and easy experience we offer our customers. Recently voted one of the best places to purchase or service a vehicle by the readers of the Daily Herald for the 6th year in a row. Our honesty and integrity are two of the main reasons our customers have chosen us for all their automotive needs since 1974. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and you have our word on it.

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My son just bought his first car today! This was the best dealership experience I have ever had! Danny Greico is absolutely positively AMAZING! He was with us from start to finish! I would definitely recommend buying a car from him! The whole staff at Joe Cotton Ford was incredible, with all that is going on in today's world it was so nice to feel so normal and so much love! Words can't even express how grateful and blessed we are thank you Danny Greico! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Professional, Prompt, Integrity Brought my car in for new tires and a brake fluid flush. Work was done on time, at the quoted price and then returned my car washed. Nice touch Joe Cotton Ford!

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Definitely 5 stars. They made the process of buying a new car easy. They took time helping us choose the car that fit our needs and budget! Rich, Danny, Rick and Mike were the best and huge thank you!! We would highly recommend Joe Cotton Ford!

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Great experience from beginning to end. On their Website, I saw one of their Internet specials advertised, so I went in, set up a test drive, asked my questions, set up financing, and -- only around 3 hours after I'd walked in -- drove away with my new car. The purchase went quickly and efficiently.

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I went in for my 6 month check up as required for my maintenance package. Quite some time passed and I remembered that I needed new wiper blades. I went back and asked if that could be added and my service guy just smiled and added it. It was all covered in my plan. I'm bad at getting names but I have had nothing but great experiences in the dealership and service department. Highly recommend them. Not everyone is perfect, nor does everyone have a good day everyday. I have read the bad reviews and am thankful I have not had the same experiences. Keep up the good work and get these reviews up! 5 star for this household!

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I have been servicing my 07 Navigator L at Cotton since I bought it new. Great service still going strong. Wouldn't take it anywhere else! Service manager Davy Malloy is one of the main reasons that I still service my Ford and Lincoln vehicles at Cotton. Great attention to detail.

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Excellent customer service. Variety of options. Genuine effort to reach our budget. Special heart for non-profits that give back to the community. Efficient on every level. Personable care from multiple staff.

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Really like Jason our salesman. No pressure trying to sell us something we didn't want and found our Edge we love it and no problems with it. Like the free 2 yrs service for oil changes. We got 3 and only have 13,000 and its 2 years old. We even went to one of there summer open houses free food etc and won 5 free oil changes!!Well buy our next car or truck there for sure! Fair price great service

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A great experience. The sales team is well versed and very helpful. I will be purchasing all of my vehicles from Joe cotton in the future and would recommend them to anyone looking for a new vehicle.

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Multiple successful visits to their service and parts departments. Great and friendly customer service and fair pricing on every visit. Thank you!

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Always helpful, and good selection of new and used cars

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Thank you for your Honesty. Joe Cotton service will be saving me a ton of money for correctly diagnosing an issue that another dealer said was a complete engine

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"Best sales and service at Joe Cotton Ford. Best Ford dealership to buy a new or used car. Best price and best service. Employees are all great."

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