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2023 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD
MSRP
$25,000
Invoice
$24,100
Average Price Paid
$25,000
493 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
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LS FWD
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S FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,471
2 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,271
239 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Fusion carries over mostly unchanged for 2020, except that the Sport performance trim has been discontinued. The Fusion’s competitors include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Ma...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Tracey writes:
very smooth
Handling Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"YES"
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD worse.
"RELAXING"
30
Edward writes:
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry XSE FWD better.
"MPG looks reliability "

Specs

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 16.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
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Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.7:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.91 in x 3.4 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 44.3 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 38.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.7 cu ft 16 cu ft
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 191.7 in
Width 73 in 83.5 in
Height 57.9 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2023 Chevrolet Malibu
LS FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dark Ash Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Riverside Blue Metallic
  • Sterling Gray Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Driver Confidence Package
  • LPO, Convenience Package 2
2020 Ford Fusion
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Ford Co-PILOT360 Assist W/Sync 3

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