There are plenty of reasons to choose both the Ford Fusion and Chevy Impala when shopping for a new car. Each sedan proves to be an admirable companion when commuting around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland. Still, there are differences between the two sedans that'll impact your final decision. What are these differences? That's exactly what our Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Impala comparison will reveal.

Our team at Richmond Ford Lincoln thought a side-by-side look at each model would come in handy for locals seeking a new ride!

Performance Abilities

Whether you value efficiency, crave a powerful ride, or want different performance options to consider, the Ford Fusion outdoes the Chevrolet Impala.

The 2.0L EcoBoost® engine in the Fusion produces 275 lb-ft of torque. The Impala has a sturdy 3.6L V6 under the hood, but it only produces 264 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6L V6 is also the only engine in the entire Impala lineup.

Meanwhile, the Fusion offers four more engines in addition to the 2.0L EcoBoost®:

  • 2.5L engine
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® engine
  • 2.0L hybrid engine
  • 2.0L plug-in hybrid engine

The Fusion's 2.0L plug-in hybrid option is easily the most efficient powertrain in either sedan. It achieves an EPA-estimated 43 city/41 highway MPG and 109 city/97 highway MPGe. From the Impala, you can expect a fuel efficiency of only an EPA-estimated 18 city/28 highway MPG.  

Standard Suite of Safety Features

Driver-assistance technology is what drives modern automotive safety. With the Ford Fusion, you get a host of standard safety systems through Ford Co-Pilot360™, while the Chevrolet Impala requires you to upgrade to a higher trim or opt for additional package.

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology comes with the following features:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera

Available Trim Levels

Trim options allow you to get the exact features, styling, and performance that you want.

For the Impala, there are only two trims, which limits the car's customizability. You can choose either the LT or the Premier.

Generally, Ford offers more customizability in their models, and the Fusion is no exception. The standard trim is the Fusion S, which is followed by the Fusion SE and Fusion SEL. From there, the trims move along in the following order:

  • Fusion Titanium
  • Fusion Hybrid SE
  • Fusion Hybrid SEL
  • Fusion Hybrid Titanium
  • Fusion Plug-In Hybrid Titanium

Ford Fusion Has an Upper Hand on Chevy Impala

A quick look at the performance, safety, and trim levels of the Ford Fusion shows that it's far ahead of the Chevy Impala. If you want to test out the 2020 Ford Fusion near Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, reach out to Richmond Ford Lincoln!

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