When comparing the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's and the 2020 Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. The 2020 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's and the 2020 Ford Fusion's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a better car than the 2020 Ford Fusion.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Pricing
A used 2020 Chevrolet Malibu ranges from $15,994 to $24,993 while a used 2020 Ford Fusion is priced between $16,997 to $25,151.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu loses 45.2 percent of its value and the 2020 Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu retains 4.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Ford Fusion.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Malibu is 8.0 out of 10 while the Ford Fusion's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Malibu being ranked 11 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Chevrolet Malibu is 8.2 out of 10. For the Ford Fusion the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Ford Fusion a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Chevrolet Malibu.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the 2020 Ford Fusion base engine makes 175 horsepower. The Malibu is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Ford Fusion. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The 2020 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Ford Fusion has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.18 out of 5 Stars.