Few midsize models rise to the occasion like the new 2020 Chevrolet Malibu. Driven to stand out in every way this year, its a modern incarnation of the Malibu in a way you’ve never seen it before. Where the Malibu exceeds its limits and prior reputation, the 2020 Ford Fusion stubbornly remains the same, with few features that stand out in any way. You might say that the Malibu stands out in every way that the Fusion blends in. Drive Taylor invites you to learn more about both models in our 2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2020 Ford Fusion comparison review. This information is intended to keep serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with the auto vitals they need to make a good buying decision.
The highest trims of the Malibu and Fusion are like day and night on performance. While the horsepower ratings are reasonably close – 250 horsepower for the Malibu, only 245 horsepower for the Fusion – it’s the aerodynamic design and little intangibles of the Malibu’s powertrain that really make it stand out. With a more efficient and cleaner engine performance, you can appreciate your Malibu’s smoothness and straight forward attitude much more than you do the Fusion’s. It has always felt like something is missing from the Fusion, that little something extra to make it special. In year’s past, many people felt the same way about the Malibu, but not anymore! This is one Malibu that is ready to take you to new heights.
Today’s price conscious shoppers will appreciate that the peak 250 horsepower Malibu is capable of excellent fuel ratings. Its 22-29 city MPG is far better than the 20-23 MPG of the 2020 Ford Fusion. Highway miles are also lighter on the bank account when you buy a Malibu. It’s 32-36 MPG to 29-34 MPG for the Fusion. Don’t underestimate how much this difference will translate into savings on gas mileage over the years. In an uncertain time for the entire country, we appreciate a brand like Chevrolet creating a reasonable and efficient engine lineup for their 2020 Chevrolet Malibu. It makes the other more advanced features and ultra sleek design all that much more rewarding.
The Fusion is so behind the times on technology that it even asks you to pay for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two standard features on the Malibu that should never have to be paid for in this day and age. It’s like Ford doesn’t realize it’s 2020. That’s not the only difference between the two vehicles, but it’s a good indication that Ford needs to really do its homework about what sedan owners expect in this era. Base model audio setups are also like night and day. The Fusion only gets a measly 4-speaker system; your Malibu nets a sweet 6-speaker system. It makes a big difference, and from there, the differences only grow larger. Prominent tech features on the Malibu include:
It’s a generous collection of technology that puts your comfort and entertainment needs first (and of course throws in a plentiful array of safety technology as well). It’s smart. It’s tech savvy. And it can be all yours in 2020.
The 2020 Malibu is our clear winner in this comparison. Finally available here at Drive Taylor, this is one mid-size sedan that’s luxuriously designed and priced to move. This year’s Malibu was completely redesigned with a modern audience in mind. It’s richly adorned in all the modern refinement and sportiness the brand has deserved over the years. You might call it the perfect Malibu. Some of our favorite features include the Premier’s leather upholstery, gorgeous sunroof with a view, and even a premium audio system for all your favorite tunes to hit home the hardest. It’s a wonderful collection of all the finest features you can find in a modern mid-size sedan. We hope you’ll consider making this winner your own in 2020.
Our brief overview of two of the world’s most popular mid-size sedans was created with the goal of serving Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with accurate information that helps create happier buying decisions. Hopefully you’ve learned more about the Malibu and decided whether or not it’s right for you. If you have any questions as you browse our Malibu inventory, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email, phone, or in person right here in Lancaster Ohio. Our crew is always standing by and ready to put another happy customer in a Malibu. Call today to schedule a test drive.