2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid review

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  • Impressive roster of standard infotainment tech and connectivity
  • Spacious cabin with great legroom and superior finishing
  • Quiet and gracious road manners


  • Smaller trunk space than equivalent hybrid rivals
  • Roofline pitch toward the rear can affect visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

43 city, 41 highway, 42 combined

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A poised and agile hybrid sedan.

Offering a spacious and comfortable cabin, lots of standard tech features, and an excellent ride, the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a great choice. It delivers a smooth and quiet driving experience, with stable handling and quick acceleration thanks to the electric motor from the hybrid powertrain. This sedan is agile and easy to maneuver on city streets, and its many convenience and entertainment features also make it suitable for longer trips on the open road. Find out how this handsome hybrid might fit your lifestyle in our 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid review.

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

1. Spacious cabin

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Front seats | CarMax

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a sedan with a spacious cabin that offers plenty of room for your passengers. It's 192 inches long, with a total of 102.8 cu-ft of passenger volume. Front legroom measures 44.3 inches, and second-row legroom is a generous 38.3 inches. Taller passengers will enjoy headroom of 39.2 inches up front, with second-row headroom measuring 37.8 inches. This gives both front and backseat passengers enough room for a comfortable ride, even on longer trips.

2. Ample cargo room

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Cargo | CarMax

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid has plenty of space for cargo, too. It has a 12 cu-ft trunk, and the rear seats fold in a 60/40 split, increasing the total cargo capacity significantly. You can easily fit one large suitcase and a couple of duffel bags in the trunk, as well as a few shopping bags or sporting equipment.

3. Hybrid performance

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Engine | CarMax

Although it's not a performance-oriented vehicle, the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid is fun to drive and is capable of delivering an exciting ride. Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine combined with an 88kW electric motor for a total output of 188 hp, its steering is responsive and it handles smoothly. The Ford Fusion Hybrid accelerates fairly quickly for a car of its size, going from zero to 60 mph in nine seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

4. Great infotainment

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Infotainment | CarMax

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes standard with an easy-to-use infotainment system that ensures maximum connectivity and entertainment for you and your passengers. It's equipped with Ford's SYNC® 3 infotainment system, which you can access through an eight-inch touchscreen. It's compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, and it has Bluetooth® connectivity.

5. Plenty of driver aids

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Dashboard | CarMax

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid is equipped with many standard driver-assistance features, including forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring systems. It also has rear parking sensors and pedestrian detection, as well as automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, which can come in handy in various situations on the road.

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The Chevrolet Malibu is a roomy midsize sedan with a nice interior, comfortable seats, and plenty of storage space. 2017-2021 models have 15.8 cu-ft of trunk space and seating for five. The total cargo space can be increased thanks to the 60/40 split-folding seats. The 2017-2021 Malibu comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, generating 163 hp.

Standard features of the 2017-2021 Chevrolet Malibu include:

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • Push-button start

  • Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system

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Ford Fusion Hybrid features and specs

Titanium 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 44.3"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 37.8"

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Color options

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Agathe Black

  • Alto Blue

  • Iconic Silver

  • Magnetic

  • Oxford White

  • Rapid Red

  • Velocity Blue

  • White Platinum

Interior colors:

  • Ebony

  • Medium Light Stone

Interior details

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes standard with cloth seats and seating for five. The top-tier Titanium trim adds upgrades such as leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system. When it comes to space, the Ford Fusion Hybrid has 12 cu-ft available in the trunk and a total passenger volume of 201.8 cu-ft.

Child seat details

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors in the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid, as well as one tether anchor. You can fit three child seats, including infant car seats and a booster seat, both rear- and forward-facing.


The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid has a nine-second zero-to-60 mph time when powered by the 188-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with the 88kW electric motor (according to the manufacturer, when new). It comes standard with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The 2.0L engine is also quite thrifty, getting an EPA-estimated 42 mpg combined.

Year comparison

2013-2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid (second generation)

The second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an 88kW electric motor, for a total output of 188 hp. Lithium-ion batteries replaced the nickel-metal hydride batteries used in the previous generation. Several driver-assistance features that were only available as options in its predecessor, such as lane-keeping assist and a blind-spot information system, were made part of the standard equipment.

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